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.


Date Location Description
All the Same, But Different: Wolverhampton Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 11:00 to 15:30 Harrison Learning Centre, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna St, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY

Harrison Learning Centre

Behaviour Management Friday, November 23, 2018 - 10:30 to 15:30 The Hive Library, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PD

The Hive, Worcester

Research Data Management Support Group Meeting Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:30 to 15:30 Graduate House (Angela Marmont Building), Loughborough University

Mercian Collaboration Conference 2018 Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 09:30 to 16:00 Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre, University of Birmingham

The Mercian Collaboration Conference 2018 New for You! will take place at the University of Birmingham, Tuesday 11th September 2018.

All the Same, But Different: Birmingham City University Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:30 Room C510, Curzon Building, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, B4 7BD

Birmingham City University

Inclusion - Back to Basics! Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:30 George Green Library, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD

George Green Library

Loughborough: All the Same, But Different Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:00 to 15:30 Loughborough University, Leicestershire

A chance to experience a guided tour of the facilities and meet with the library staff working at the energised and engaging Pilkington Library at Loughborough University. In the morning, the frontline library team will speak about the

GDPR & Research Data Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:30 The Marmont Centre, University Park Campus, University of Nottingham

This event will discuss the implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on research data management services, and is aimed at those who either: support RDM at their Institution; have a line management responsibility for RDM; or have a general interest in RDM

Student Wellbeing Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:30 University of Warwick

University of Warwick

Derby: All the Same, But Different Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 11:00 to 15:30 University of Derby, Kedleston Campus, Kedleston Rd, Derby DE22 1GB

A chance to experience a guided tour of the facilities and meet with the library staff working at the diverse and diverting university Library at University of Derby. 

What Do Year 2 Students Need to Know? Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:00 Queens Building, De Montfort University, Leicester

De Montfort University

Copyright and GDPR: An overview for HEIs Friday, February 2, 2018 - 10:00 to 13:00 Council Rooms, Fielding Johnson Building, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH

Warwick: All the Same, But Different Friday, January 26, 2018 - 11:00 to 15:00 University Library, Gibbet Hill Rd, Coventry CV4 7AL

University of Warwick

A chance to experience a guided tour of the facilities and meet with the library staff working at the diverse and diverting library at the University of Warwick.

Managing Undergraduate Reading Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 11:00 to 15:00 Newman University

Newman University Library

Managing the theory and practice of undergraduate reading is a constant struggle for libraries across the whole university sector.

Getting Yourself Published Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:30 Seminar Room, Library, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

University of Warwick Library

An opportunity to learn about publishing your research or practice, or to simply better understand formal publication process.

New Approaches to Circulation Monday, November 27, 2017 - 10:00 to 15:00 Staffordshire University, Flaxman Building, L410, College Road, ST4 2DE

Staffordshire University

Aston: All the Same, But Different Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:00 to 14:00 Aston University Library, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK

Aston University Library

A chance to experience a guided tour of the facilities and meet with the library staff working at the intriguing and informative university Library at Aston University.

The Online User Experience Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 10:30 to 15:00 Lanchester Library, Coventry University

Lanchester Library

Mercian Collaboration Conference 2017 Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 09:30 to 16:30 The Venue, De Montfort University

The first Mercian Collaboration Conference: In Libraries We Trust, will be held on Tuesday 12th September 2017.  Full event details and the programme, is now available.

Getting Yourself Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 13:30 to 16:30 University of Warwick

Doing something exciting and want to tell more people about it?  Looking to share the results of your work based research?  Or supporting staff and students with publishing and want to share ideas?

Harper Adams: All the Same, But Different Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 11:00 to 14:00 Harper Adams, Newport, Shropshire

A chance to experience a guided tour of the facilities and meet with the library staff working at the bucolic and fascinating Harper Adams University. A perfect way to round out the academic year!

Partner Relationships: Sharing Experiences and Developing Solutions Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 13:30 to 16:00 The Library, University of Northampton, Park Campus, Boughton Green Road, NN2 7AL

Many universities now run programmes through partner institutions, both within the UK and overseas. This event provides an opportunity for participants to exchange their experiences, challenges, knowledge and solutions.

All the Same, But Different: George Green Library, Nottingham Tour Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00 University of Nottingham

Another one of the popular All the Same, But Different library tours.  A chance to explore the recently refurbished and remodelled George Green Library's (University of Nottingham) facilities and environment, as well as have informal discussions with local staff.

Research Data Management Support Group: Launch meeting Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:00 to 15:30 Graduate House (Angela Marmont Building), Loughborough University

This will be the first meeting of the newly established Mercian RDMSG and will be a chance for those staff interested in RDM to get together and discuss questions and challenges in an open and friendly atmosphere.

Recruitment - Get It Right! Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 13:30 to 16:00 Derby University

Academic Library work is ever changing and success relies on staff adopting a customer centred approach. To meet the changing needs of our service we have had to adjust our approach to recruitment, particularly with our frontline teams.