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Council for Learning Resources in Colleges


CoLRiC is an independent organisation working with library and learning resources centre managers in further education, sixth form colleges and the HE in FE sector to enhance and maintain excellence in their services.

Membership of CoLRiC is open to any further education or sixth form college in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.

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December 2017

Quality Impact December 2017

Now available in the members' area. Includes a colleague's account of how the focus of their library service has changed from learning resources to supporting independent learning; news of two special library and archive collections in Liverpool; and as CoLRiC's silver anniversary year approaches, one member's reflections on 25 years in a sixth form college library and their experience of CoLRiC. View.

posted on 11th Dec 2017  

New members of the CoLRiC Committee

We are delighted to announce that Andrew Eynon and Sue Eaton have joined the CoLRiC Executive Committee. Andrew is Grŵp Library & ILT Manager at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai and Sue is Subject Librarian at Kirklees College. With Andrew's inclusion the Committee once again has representation from Wales. Further details about the EC

posted on 27th Nov 2017  

Peer Accreditation Gold Award

Many congratulations to Blackpool Sixth Form College FYi Learning and Resources Service for being awarded Grade 1: Excellent in their recent CoLRiC Peer Assessment. The Assessors reported on a highly motivated and innovative team with exceptionally high levels of user satisfaction. Peer Accreditation Scheme.

posted on 18th Oct 2017  

CoLRiC PII survey 2017

A report of the findings of the 2017 PII survey is now available in the members' area. Many thanks to all who participated. Details

posted on 3rd Oct 2017  

Joint CofHE/CoLRiC toolkit

Some of you may have an old link to this document. Please note that the toolkit is not current and has not been updated. It is available, for interest only, in the downloads archive section in the members' area of this website.

posted on 21st Jul 2017  

Change at CoLRiC

At the CoLRiC Committee annual planning day on 17th June, Margaret Phillips stepped down as Chair of CoLRiC. She joined the Committee in 1999 and has been Chair for the last six years. She will remain on the Committee in a supporting role. Members thanked her for all her hard work, enthusiasm and unstinting support for CoLRiC during her time as Chair. Corinne Walker and Mirna Peach will now share the role as Co-Chairs. More about the Committee

posted on 23rd Jun 2017  

Let's go digital!

Delegates at the two CoLRiC events in London and Huddersfield had lots of innovative ideas for using and developing digital technologies to take back with them. Presentations are being made available in the members' area. More

posted on 23rd Jun 2017  

Sixth form college survey 2016/17

The findings of the third sixth form college survey are now available. Many thanks to all who participated. Details

posted on 3rd May 2017  

CoLRiC Best Practice Awards 2017

The winners of the 2017 Best Practice Awards have been announced. We had a very good response and are delighted with the high standard of entries. Details

posted on 28th Apr 2017  

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