Mercian Collaboration History

The Mercian Collaboration originated following initial meetings and workshops held between the Directors of the East and West Midlands university libraries in 2013-2014. The original twenty-two members expanded in October 2017, to include Cranfield Univeristy.

Steering Group

While the current Steering Group Officers are shown elsewhere, contributions to the Mercian's operationsĀ and strategic direction haveĀ been made by a number of indivudals who have since stepped down from these leadership roles. The role of Secretary was dissolved in 2015, following the Mercian Collaboration Officer's appointment.

  • Caroline Taylor (University of Leicester) - Chair: 2014 - March 2017
  • Robin Green (Warwick University) - Treasurer: 2014 - March 2017
  • Jo Webb (De Montfort University) - Secretary: 2014 - mid.2015 (post dissolved)
  • Nicky Whitsed (Open University) - Vice-Chair: 2014 - March 2016


The Collaboration's special interest groups host a range of events annually, with an overview of these and all meetings held 2016 on,available.