Events

Events are generally organised by the Mercian's Special Interest Subgroups, with the Staff Development Group having a particular remit to deliver an annual programme of development events for member library’s staff.

Event Suggestions

We always welcome suggestions for themes or topics for future events. If you’ve got an idea or request for a particular theme or event you’d like to see, please contact us and tell us your thoughts.

Eligibility

Events are normally only open to attendance by library staff coming from Mercian member organisations. Where attendance for staff from outside the Collaboration is available, it will be highlighted in the event description.

Upcoming Events

Title Date Location Description
Legacy Metadata eForum 30 October 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am Online event Everyone has legacy metadata. Different cataloguing standards and encoding schemes, different levels of competence in cataloguing, different vendors and sources of metadata across the life of the collection. This online eforum from the Mercian Metadata Group will focus on the question of legacy metadata. To register for the event, contact Will Peaden (w.peaden@aston.ac.uk) Audience: This event is suitable for all library staff, but especially those who work with metadata, records and catalogues.
Deputies & Senior Staff Event 27 November 2019 - 10:30am to 1:30pm University Library, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Park Rd, Birmingham B15 2TT This event is exclusive to all deputy librarian and similar senior level staff within member libraries. The event will review the earlier feedback report, and consider the viability, function and value of establishing the proposed special interest group. For registration and further details contact Gareth J Johnson (mercianlibrariescollaboration@gmail.com). Audience: This event is suitable for senior members of library staff.
All the Same, But Different: Open University 6 December 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm Betty Boothroyd Library, the Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BB This exciting full-day event will be hosted by the Open University, on behalf of the Mercian Staff Development Group, with refreshments and lunch provided. It will include an introductory talk, tours, and an afternoon of activities. More information will follow, or contact Cheryl Coveney (cheryl.coveney@open.ac.uk) for more details. Audience: This event is suitable for all library staff.
All the Same, But Different: Newman University 21 January 2020 - 11:00am to 2:00pm Newman University Library, St Chad Building, Genners Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham, B32 3NT This event will be hosted by Newman University, on behalf of the Mercian Staff Development Group. More details will follow, or contact David Crozier (D.Crozier@newman.ac.uk) for more details.
Delivering Information Literacy Skills Online 3 February 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm Betty Boothroyd Library, the Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BB This event will be hosted by the Open University, on behalf of the Mercian Staff Development Group. More details will follow, or contact Cheryl Coveney (cheryl.coveney@open.ac.uk) for more details.
Systematic Review Training 4 March 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm Frederick Lanchester Building, Coventry University, Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DD This event will be hosted by the Coventry University, on behalf of the Mercian Staff Development Group. More details will follow, or contact Kirsty Kift (lbx230@coventry.ac.uk) for more details.
Best Practice in Marketing & Communications 18 March 2020 - 10:30am to 4:00pm Library, Aston University, Aston St, Birmingham B4 7ET This event will be hosted by Aston University, on behalf of the Mercian Staff Development and the Marketing and Communications Groups. More details will follow, or contact Emma Hollinshead (e.l.hollinshead@aston.ac.uk) for more details.
Decolonising the Curriculum and Our Collections 16 June 2020 - 10:30am to 4:00pm David Wilson Library, University of Leicester, University Rd, Leicester LE1 7RH This event will be hosted by the University of Leicester, on behalf of the Mercian Staff Development Group. More details will follow, or contact Keith Knockles (khn5@leicester.ac.uk) for more details.
What Placement Students Need to Know 17 June 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm Library, Aston St, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET This event will be hosted by Aston University, on behalf of the Mercian Staff Development Group. More details will follow, or contact Angela Brady (A.E.BRADY@aston.ac.uk) for more details.