Past Events

The following is a list of events organised by the Collaboration. Where possible, presentations,reports and any other materials related to the events are made available here.

If you have a report, blog or write up of a Mercian Collaboration event you’d be prepared to share with us, please get in touch.

Upcoming Events

Date Location Description
Conference Group (Jan '21 Meeting) Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 14:00 to 16:00 Online meeting

Online meeting laptop on a table, with flowers to one side

Customer Service Accreditation Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 10:00 to 12:00 Online Event

Customers under a magnifying glass

Virtual Networking: Upskilling for an Online Norm Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:30 Online discussion event

People networking online

Steering Group Meeting (Dec '20) Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 10:00 to 12:00 Online meeting

Table with a laptop which is hosting a video conference

Conference Group (Nov '20 meeting) Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 15:00 to 16:00 Online meeting

A laptop sitting on a dining room table

Deputies & Senior Staff Meeting (Nov '20 meeting) Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:30 Online meeting

People networking on a laptop

Mercian Disability Forum (Nov '20 meeting) Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 10:00 to 12:00 Online meeting

People networking via their computers

Virtual Networking Event: Collections, Access & Support Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:30 Online discussion event

Computer screens with people on a video call

Mercian Collaboration Conference 2020 Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 09:30 to 16:30 Online Event

With regrets this event is now cancelled. For more information, please see the recent news item.

What's it like to be Back on Campus? Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00 Online video conference event

Girl with umbrella on campus

What's it like to be back on campus? A chat with colleagues from Loughborough and Birmingham University libraries

Shelf Ready & EDI eForum Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 10:00 to 15:00 https://merciancollaboration.org.uk/shelf-ready-edi-eforum-metadata-event

Women and book shelves

Virtual Networking Event (Remote Support & Post-Lockdown) Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 10:30 to 12:00 Online, Zoom platform

Library books and shelves

What Placement Students Need to Know Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00 Library, Aston St, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET

Aston University Library

Note: Due to the Covid-19 public health crisis, all events from March 2020 onwards are currently postponed.

Decolonising Academic Libraries Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 10:15 to 15:30 University of Leicester, University Rd, Leicester LE1 7RH

University of Leicester, Library

The Collaboration is delighted to announce this much anticipated event will now go ahead as an online day event.

Virtual Networking Meeting Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:30 Zoom Video Networking Platform

Giant Cyber Eye

Changing Role of the Library Assistant Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:30 to 15:30 University Library, University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Note: Due to the Covid-19 public health crisis, all events from March 2020 onwards are currently postponed.

Virtual Networking Pilot Meeting Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 10:00 to 11:30 Zoom Video Networking Platform

Digital Eye

Best Practice in Marketing & Communications Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 11:00 to 15:15 Library, Aston University, Aston St, Birmingham B4 7ET

Aston University Library

Note: Due to the Covid-19 public health crisis, all events from March 2020 onwards are currently postponed.

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Supporting Your Users Undertaking Systematic Reviews Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 10:30 to 16:30 Frederick Lanchester Building, Coventry University, Gosford Street, Coventry CV1 5DD

Coventry University Library

Delivering Information Literacy Skills Online Monday, February 3, 2020 - 09:30 to 16:30 Betty Boothroyd Library, the Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BB

Open University Library

Skills Development for New Managers Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:30 to 15:30 Seminar Room 1, Pilkington Library, Loughborough University

Loughborough University Library

Marketing & Communications Group Meeting Friday, January 24, 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00 Room C389, The Curzon Building, Birmingham City University,4 Cardigan Street, Birmingham, B4 7BD

Birmingham City University

Mercian Metadata Group 'End of Year' Meeting Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:00 to 13:00 George Davies Centre Boardroom, Ground Floor, George Davies Centre (GDC), University of Leicester, Lancaster Road, Leicester, LE17HB

Leicester George Davis Building

All the Same, But Different: Newman University Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 10:30 to 15:00 Newman University Library, St Chad Building, Genners Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham, B32 3NT

Newman University, Library

All the Same, But Different: Open University Friday, December 6, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00 Betty Boothroyd Library, the Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BB

Open University Library