Monthly Newsletters – Are You Getting Them?

Gaz J Johnson

Find out how you can get the monthly newsletter from the Collaboration, and keep yourself up-to-date on everything that’s going on around the region.

Most months*, the Mercian Collaboration general discussion and announcement email list ( benefits from a shared newsletter, highlighting events and news from across the region. Prepared each month, it’s your essential guide to not only forthcoming events or meetings hosted by our subgroups, but also highlights any past events or activities which you might not otherwise have heard about.

Membership of the distribution list is reserved for all library staff working at Merican Collaboration member institutions only. While members are free to post their own announcements, questions or information, it remains a very a low traffic email list. Generally updates from the Collaboration themselves are the most frequent messages.

Sample Newsletter Content: February ‘22

To give you a taste of what you might be missing – here are the headlines of what was in the latest newsletter, distributed today. For the full details, you’ll need to sign up to or access the list via the link at the end.

  • Forthcoming Events: Steering Group Meeting (Feb), Recruiting Online and Being Recruited Online (Mar), Mercian Staff Development Group Meeting (Mar), Directors Board (Mar), Deputies Group (Mar/Apr), Conference #22 (Sept)
  • Recent Events & Meetings: Conference Group (Jan), Collaborative Partnerships (Dec ’21), Implementing a New Library Management System (Dec ’21), Steering Group Meeting (Nov ’21)
  • Recent News: Save the Date – Conference 2022 (Feb), Member Survey on Future Conferences Results Published (Jan), Social Media Platforms Event – Presentations (Dec ’21)
  • Member News: Accessing Secure Datasets: SafePod Open at University of Nottingham
  • Job Vacancies: User Services Manager (Aston University), Deputy Director of Library Services (Loughborough University)

March Copy Deadline

Content and contributions to future newsletters is always welcome from across the region. The next newsletter will be distributed in early March 2022. Copy intended to appear in this issue needs to be sent to the email address below no later than Fri 25th February 2022.

How Do I Join?

To join the mailing list, and make sure you’re getting the newsletters each and every month, visit:

Or alternatively contact Gareth J Johnson, Executive Manager ( to be added.


*with the usual exception of January! Or when the Executive Manager happens to be on annual leave…