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
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.


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

Deputies & Senior Staff Event Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:30 to 13:30 University Library, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Park Rd, Birmingham B15 2TT

University of Birmingham Library

Legacy Metadata eForum Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 10:00 to 11:00 Online event

Everyone has legacy metadata. Different cataloguing standards and encoding schemes, different levels of competence in cataloguing, different vendors and sources of metadata across the life of the collection.

Mercian Collaboration Conference 2019 Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 09:30 to 16:00 University of Nottingham

The Future of Cataloguing Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:30 Aston University Library, Aston Street, Birmingham

Aston University

Defining the Learner Journey Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 13:00 to 16:00 L102, Kedleston Road Library, University of Derby

Derby Library

All the Same, But Different: Northampton Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 10:00 to 14:30 Waterside Campus, University Drive, Northampton NN1 5PH

What do Year 3 students need to know? Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:00 to 15:00 Aston University Library, Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET

Research Data Management - Professional Development Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 11:00 to 16:00 Main Library Training Room, University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

All the Same, But Different: Nottingham Trent University Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:30 Clifton Campus Library, Nottingham Trent University, College Dr, Clifton, Nottingham NG11 8NS


NTU Clifton

Access to Resources Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00 Eric Wood Building, Room EW 2.03m De Montfort University, Leicester


Negotiating & Positive Influencing Skills Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:00 to 15:00 Workshop B (L216), 2nd floor, Library Building, Aston University, Birmingham

Aston University

Digital Literacy Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00 Teaching rooms 2/3, Floor 2, Lanchester Library, Coventry University

Coventry University

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