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 (April '21 Meeting) Friday, April 16, 2021 - 13:00 to 14:30 Online meeting

A laptop on a desk, next to some flowers, displaying a video conference call,

Handling Difficult Customer Situations Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 09:45 to 12:00 Online event

Two cartoon people argue

Conference Group (March '21 Meeting) Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 10:00 to 12:00 Online meeting

Laptop on a table showing an online video conference

Directors Board (March '21) Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 14:00 to 16:00

Laptop hosting an online meeting

Crowd Control: Library bookings in the lockdown landscape Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 14:30 to 16:00 Zoom, Online event

People walking in a public space, with viruses superimposed

eBook Management eForum Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 11:30 to 15:30 Online forum

A book shop with a woman reading a book in a leather chair

Staff Development Group (March '21 Meeting) Monday, March 15, 2021 - 14:00 Online meeting

A laptop hosting an online meeting, on an office table

Mercian Disability Forum (Mar '21 meeting) Monday, March 15, 2021 - 11:00 to 13:00 Online meeting

A video conference on a laptop, sat on a desk next to some flowers

Deputies & Senior Staff Meeting (March '21 meeting) Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 14:00 to 16:00 Online

An online meeting seen on a laptop

Mercian Metadata Spring 2021 Meeting Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 10:00 to 13:00 Online event

Diagram of a human brain against a background of printed circuits

Steering Group Meeting (Feb '21) Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 09:00 to 11:00

Laptop hosting an online meeting

Planning and Delivering an Online Induction Programme during Covid Friday, January 29, 2021 - 11:00 to 12:30 Online event

View of Aston University Library, exterior

Due to the pandemic, induction for new students in 2020 had a very different look to it with the entire induction programme moving online.

Virtual Networking: Brave New Year Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 10:00 to 11:30 Online discussion event

People networking on screen

Come and welcome in the new year with our first virtual networking session of 2021.  

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