Virtual Networking: Talking about Learning

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 15:00 to 16:30

Cartoon representation of a series of online web conferences

The next in the popular series of virtual network discussion sessions will be held Thursday 22nd April 2021.

Designed as an informal space for wide-ranging discussions, driven by participants interests, these sessions are designed to appeal to staff working at all levels and sections of the academic libraries. Attendees should come ready, willing and able to chat with a small group of colleagues from across the region.

This time the initial focus will be on learning and teaching, and communication with our users and will touch on questions including but not limited to:

  • Is the student learning experience continuing to evolve, or has it reached a stable plateau?
  • How have library interactions and communications with its user community evolved from the early lockdown reactive approaches?
  • How are we achieving authentic engagement with our learning communities?
  • What are the challenges, obstacles and workarounds you currently face in delivering an effective learning environment?
  • What tips, advice or guidance could you share about teaching and educational practices over the past year?

As always, there will also be the opportunity for participants to shape the direction and topics of discussion on the day.

Platform: The event will be hosted on the Zoom platform, which means you will need a device (PC, tablet, smart phone) with a microphone, and ideally a web camera turned on, to participate. A link to the login information will be sent to ahead of the event. However, if you are unable to see or access this link by the day of the event, please contact Gareth J Johnson ( to receive the information directly.

Audience: All library staff

Hosts: The event will be co-hosted by Sarah Pittaway (MSDG, Worcester) and Gareth J Johnson (Mercian Collaboration). To ensure everyone has the opportunity to speak, places on this event will be limited. You can find advice on using and installing Zoom on the Collaboration's website.

Booking: Follow the link to the EventBrite page below. Details of how to login will be sent a day ahead of the event.

For further information contact the Officer.


Articles on past virtual networking sessions can be found on the Collaboration’s news pages.

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