Mercian Discussion List Launches – Join Today!

Gaz J Johnson

Keep up to date with activities across the Mercian Collaboration with the new Mercian mailing list

Missing out on Mercian events? Want to get more involved in our groups? Would love to hear more about training opportunities? Well good news everybody, a new Jiscmail list has been launched, and its exclusive to Mercian Collaboration members!

The list ( provides a location for all library and information staff working within Mercian Collaboration institutions to keep up to date on events, activities and opportunities for participation.  Additionally, the list is intended to provide a collaborative space for regional library staff to share experiences and seek advice from colleagues.

List content is expected to include announcements of special interest group events, calls for speakers for the annual conference, special interest group committee vacancies alongside news and announcements from the Collaboration itself. While, the Mercian website remains the primary resource for information on the Collaboration’s various activities, but along with its social media presence (@MercianCollab), the discussion list provides another great way for staff who might be missing out on activities to hear about what’s going on.

List membership is free (naturally) and currently open to any and all staff based within the 23-member libraries.

To join: Visit Jiscmail or email with place in body of the message the command: SUBSCRIBE mercian-collaboration Your Name

Once your request’s been verified, you’ll be up and running in no time!

For more information on the Mercian Collaboration, or discover how get involved, contact the Collaboration Development Officer.

Privacy Notice

Membership of this distribution list, means you have consented to receive news and announcements about the Mercian Collaboration and its activities via email. Any related personal data will only be used for this stated purpose, and will not be disclosed to any third parties. You may choose to leave the list at any point, by de-subscribing on the Jiscmail website, or by contacting the list owner. All personal data is handled under appropriate data protection and electronic communication legislation, and as stipulated under Jiscmail's data protection policy (