Conference 2018

University of Birmingham

This page provides access to the key information around the Mercian Collaboration's 2018 academic libraries conference New for You!, held 11th September 2018 at the University of Birmingham.


Change and innovation are activities which have become commonplace within every institution and library service, yet how library staff manage, deal with and deliver on such activities always varies. Because each of our working cultures, available resources or strategic directions differ, our resolutions to similar challenges contrast in exciting, vibrant and insightful ways. Hence, this year the Mercian Conference will highlight new developments big and small across the region. From expanding team skills to revolutionising reading lists, from enhancing user experiences to pioneering uses of data, and any everything in between. Quite simply, anything goes: if it was New for You, we hope to showcase it at this conference.


As with all Mercian events, the Mercian Conference is only open to attendance by library staff from Mercian member organisations. Non-Mercian individuals wishing to register, will be placed on a waiting list and notified after the closing date if any delegate spaces are available, if the event is under subscribed.

    Delegate Information

    Online Only: Please note: to minimise paper waster, we will not be providing hard copies of the programme on the day. Delegates wanting a reminder of the sessions they are booked onto, should speak to the conference team at the event reception desk.


    Speaker Information

    Sponsor Information

    Conference News Items