Events Calendar

This page collects both past and anticipated future Mercian member events and special interest group meetings, largely for planning and reporting purposes. For more information and to book delegate places for forthcoming events and conferences, see the Events page. For more information on our special interest groups and their activities, see the Activities section.

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2021

All events in 2021, unless otherwise noted, are online rather than physical.

January
     
February
TBC Online Induction during Covid Online Event
March
     
April
TBC Online Staff Recruitment Online Event
May
     
June
     
July
     
August
     
September
TBC Collaboration Conference 2021 TBC
October
     
November
     
December
     

2020

Note: Due to the Covid-19 public health crisis, physical events from March 2020 onwards are currently postponed. An online programme of meetings and events is in progress.

January
Tue 21st All the Same, But Different: Newman Newman University
Wed 22nd Mercian Metadata Group 'End of Year' Meeting University of Leicester
Fri 24th Marketing & Communications Group Meeting BCU
Wed 29th Skills Development for New Managers Loughborough University
February
Mon 3rd Delivering Information Literacy Skills Online Open University
  Conference Group Meeting University of Birmingham
Wed 26th Conference SubGroup (Sponsorship) Meeting University of Nottingham
March
Wed 4th

Supporting Your Users Undertaking Systematic Reviews

Steering Group Meeting [Cancelled]

Coventry University

Telcon

Fri 6th Deputies & Senior Staff Group Meeting University of Leicester
Thu 12th Directors Board Meeting [Cancelled] University of Wolverhampton
Wed 18th Best Practice in Marketing and Communications [Postponed] Aston University
Mon 23rd Mercian Staff Development Group Committee [Postponed] Cranfield University
Wed 25th Mercian Staff Development Group Officers Meeting Online Meeting
April
Thu 2nd Regional Collaborations Annual Colloquium [Postponed] University of York
Wed 22nd Regional Collaborations Colloquium Online Meeting
Wed 29th Conference Group Meeting Online Meeting
TBC Marketing & Communications Group Meeting [Postponed] TBC
May
Mon 4th MDF Committee Meeting [Postponed] Open University
Thu 7th Steering Group Meeting Online Meeting
Wed 13th Virtual Networking Pilot Meeting Online Meeting
Thu 21st  Changing Role of the Library Assistant [Postponed] University of Birmingham
Tue 26th MDF Committee Meeting Online Meeting
Thu 28th Directors Board Meeting Online Meeting
June
Wed 10th Virtual Networking Event Online Event
Tue 16th Decolonising Academic Libraries University of Leicester
Wed 17th What Placement Students Need to Know [Postponed] Aston University
Thur 18th RDA RIMMF Event [Postponed] Aston University
Tue 23rd Deputies & Senior Staff Group Meeting Online Meeting
TBC All the Same, But Different: Leicester [Postponed] University of Leicester
July
Tue 2nd Regional Collaborations Colloquium Online Event
Tue 7th Conference Group Chair & Officer Meeting Online Meeting
Mon 13th Staff Development Group Representatives Meeting Online Meeting
Wed 29th

Virtual Networking Event

MDF Committee Meeting

Online Event

Online Meeting

August
Mon 10th What's it like to be Back on Campus? Online Event
Thu 13th

Steering Group Meeting

Mercian Staff Development Group: Officers' Meeting

Online Meeting

Online Meeting

Wed 19th Shelf Ready & EDI: Metadata Event Online Event
Thu 20th What's it like to be back on Campus? Online Event
Fri 21st Conference Group Meeting Online Meeting
September
Tue 8th Mercian Collaboration Conference 2020 [Cancelled] Virtual Conference
October
Fri 2nd Mercian Staff Development Group Meeting Online Meeting
Mon 5th Directors Board Meeting Online Meeting
Wed 21st Tripartite SCONUL Regional Officers Meeting Online Meeting
Wed 28th Virtual Networking Event Online Event
November
TBC Implementing booking systems Online Event
December
Tue 1st Steering Group Meeting Online Meeting
TBC All the Same, But Different: Online! (host TBC) Online Event

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2019

January
Tue 8th Mercian Disability Forum University of Nottingham
Fri 18th Digital Literacy Coventry University
Wed 30th Regional Collaborations’ Annual Colloquium UCL, London
February
Mon 4th Conference Group University of Birmingham
Thu 7th Negotiating & Influencing Skills Aston University
Fri 8th Copyright Group Meeting De Montfort University
Tue 12th Access to Resources De Montfort University
Thu 14th  Steering Group Meeting Telcon
Thu 21st All the Same, But Different: NTU Nottingham Trent University
March
Tue 19th MSDG Committee Meeting University of Worcester
Tue 26th

Directors' Board Meeting

Birmingham City University

  RDM Skills & CPD Meeting University of Birmingham
Wed 27th What Do Final Year Students Need to Know? Aston University
April
Mon 1st Mercian Disability Forum Coventry University
Mon 8th RDMSG Planning Meeting University of Leicester
Wed 10th Conference Group University of Birmingham
May
Fri 10th Steering Group Meeting Telcon
Wed 15th All the Same, But Different: Northampton University of Northampton
Wed 22nd The Learner Journey University of Derby
June
Mon 10th Copyright Group Meeting Aston University
Mon 17th Conference Group Meeting Loughborough University
Wed 26th MSDG Committee Meeting Northampton University
July
Thu 18th MDF Committee Meeting DMU, Leicester
August
Fri 9th Marketing & Communications Group Meeting Birmingham City University
Wed 14th Steering Group Strategic Planning Meeting University of Birmingham
Tue 20th The Future of Cataloguing Aston University
September
Tue 3rd MSDG Committee Meeting University of Nottingham
Thu 5th Copyright Group Meeting Loughborough University
Tue 10th #Mercian19 Annual Conference University of Nottingham
October
Thu 10th Directors Board Meeting Bishop Grossetesste University
Wed 30th Legacy Metadata eForum Online Event
November
Wed 20th Marketing & Communications Committee Birmingham City University
Wed 27th Senior Staff & Deputies Event University of Birmingham
December
Fri 6th All the Same, But Different: Open University Open University
Mon 9th MDF Committee Meeting Coventry University
Wed 11th Steering Group Meeting Telcon

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2018

January
Mon 15th Conference Group Meeting De Montfort University
Tue 16th Managing Undergraduate Reading Newman University
Wed 17th Copyright Group Meeting University of Warwick
Tue 23rd Steering Group Meeting Telcon
Fri 26th All the Same, But Different: Warwick University of Warwick
February
Fri 2nd

Copyright and GDPR: Overview for HEIs

Conference Group Meeting

University of Leicester

Telcon

March
Wed 7th What Do Year 2 Students Need to Know De Montfort University
Tue 13th Staff Development Group Meeting Loughborough University
  Regional Officers/Managers Meeting SCURL, Edinburgh
Mon 19th Directors Board Meeting University of Nottingham
Tue 20th All the Same, But Different: Derby University of Derby
Wed 21st Conference Group Meeting Lougborough University
April
Thu 19th Student Wellbeing University of Warwick
Wed 25th GDPR & Research Data University of Nottingham
May
Wed 2nd Mercian Disability Forum Meeting De Montfort University
Fri 11th Steering Group Meeting Telcon
Tue 15th All the Same, But Different: Loughborough Loughborough University
June
Thu 14th Conference Group Meeting University of Birmingham
Tue 26th Inclusion: Back to Basics University of Nottingham
Wed 27th Staff Development Group Meeting De Montfort University
July
Wed 11th All the Same, But Different: BCU Birmingham City University
August
Thu 9th Steering Group Meeting University of Birmingham
Mon 13th Conference Group Meeting University of Birmingham
September
Tue 11th Mercian Collaboration Conference 2018 University of Birmingham
Tue 18th RDMSG Data Preservation Event Loughborough University
October
Thu 18th Directors Board Meeting University of Warwick
Tue 30th MSDG Committee Meeting University of Warwick
November
Mon 12th Conference Group Meeting Loughborough University
Fri 23rd Behaviour Management University of Worcester
Tue 27th SCONUL Regional Officers Meeting De Montfort University
December
Wed 5th

All the Same, But Different: Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

  Marketing & Communication Group meeting Aston University
Mon 10th RDMSG Committee Meeting Loughborough University

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2017

January
Wed 18th Building Design – Lessons Learned Coventry University
Fri 20th Mercian Steering Group Meeting Telcon
Mon 30th Conference Group Meeting De Montfort University
February
Wed 15th What do Year 1 Students Really Need to Know? Aston University
Thu 23rd All the Same, But Different: Birmingham University of Birmingham
March
Fri 3rd Conference Group Meeting De Montfort University
Thu 9th Staff Development Group Meeting University of Birmingham
Mon 13th Mercian Directors Meeting University of Birmingham
Thu 23rd Ethnography for Service Planning University of Warwick
Thu 30th Conference Group Meeting University of Leicester
April
Tue 4th Recruitment - Get It Right! University of Derby
Mon 24th Research Data Management Support Group: Launch meeting Loughborough University
Wed 26th All the Same, But Different: George Green Library University of Nottingham
May
Thu 11th Steering Group Meeting Telcon
Thu 18th Partner Relationships: Sharing Experiences and Developing Solutions Northampton University
June
Tue 13th

All the Same, But Different: Harper Adams

Staff Development Group Meeting

Harper Adams University

University of Leicester

Wed 28th Getting Yourself Published University of Warwick
July
Wed 12th Mercian Disability Forum Meeting University of Nottingham
August
Wed 9th Conference Group Meeting De Montfort University
Fri 11th Steering Group Meeting Telcon
September
Tue 12th Mercian Collaboration Conference De Montfort University
Thu 21st Staff Development Group Meeting Nottingham Trent University
October
Fri 27th Conference Group Meeting Loughborough University
November
Mon 6th Mercian Directors Meeting Coventry University
Mon 13th Mercian Disability Forum Meeting University of Warwick
Wed 15th The Online User Experience Coventry University
Fri 17th All the Same, But Different: Aston Aston University
Fri 24th Steering Group Meeting Telcon
Mon 27th New Approaches to Circulation Staffordshire University
December
Thu 7th Getting Yourself Published University of Warwick

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2016

January
  All the Same, But Different: Coventry Coventry University
February
Tue 16th Steering Group Meeting Telcon
March
Fri 4th Staff Development Group Meeting University of Nottingham
April
  All the Same, But Different: DMU DMU, Leicester
May
Thu 5th Steering Group Meeting Telcon
June
Tue 7th Reaching Students with Unseen Disabilities Aston University
Tue 7th Research Data Management Challenges & Opportunities University of Leicester
Fri 17th Induction: Is it Still Fit for Purpose? University of Birmingham
Tue 21st Staff Development Group Meeting University of Wolverhampton
  All the Same, But Different: BGU BGU, Lincoln
July
August
Mon 8th Steering Group Meeting Telcon
September
Tue 13th Staff Development Group Meeting University of Leicester
October
Wed 12th Mercian Directors Meeting Nottingham Trent University
Thu 20th Conference Group Meeting University of Leicester
November
Thu 17th Circulation Reviews and LMS Implementation Loughborough University
Wed 23rd All the Same, But Different: Northampton Northampton University
Tue 29th Steering Group Meeting Telcon
December
Wed 7th Conference Group Meeting Telcon

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