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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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March 2018

Reminder - and an extended March 29th deadline - Best Practice Awards 2018

Late last year we launched the fourth round of the CoLRiC Best Practice Awards. The BPAs acknowledge and celebrate innovative ideas in FE library/learning resource service provision.

We’re aware how busy everybody is as we approach Easter so have extended the deadline for entries to Thursday March 29th, 2018.

Winners will be announced on the 7th May 2018. As it’s CoLRiC's 25th anniversary year, the winner in each category will also receive a £250 cash prize.

Guidelines for entry and submission forms are here:

posted on 15th Mar 2018  

Call for news and articles to feature in Quality Impact magazine

We'd like to invite contributions from members towards the next edition of 'Quality Impact', CoLRiC's online magazine. Let us know if you have any interesting news. Perhaps you'd like to share a success story or a project outcome with lessons learned?

Previous issues of Quality Impact are available in the Members' Area of our website.

We’d love to hear from you. Help us celebrate our 25th year with a great edition of QI.

Please contact our Admin team with any questions or submissions.

The deadline is Monday 16th April 2018.


posted on 15th Mar 2018  

Reminder - Call to participate in the CoLRiC 2018 Performance and Impact Indicators (PII) survey

This is CoLRiC’s sixteenth annual Performance and Impact Indicators survey. Please help make the survey as valuable as possible by participating.
The deadline for responses is the end of July 2018 and the report will be published in early Autumn. A copy will be emailed to everyone who participates.
For more information on the survey go to our PII survey page
If you have any questions, please contact the CoLRiC Administrators: email:


posted on 13th Mar 2018  

Thanking Sue Woolmer and introducing our new Administrators

Sue Woolmer, who has been CoLRIC’s Administrator for seven years, has now officially retired. The CoLRIC Committee would like to express its gratitude to Sue for her wonderful work in supporting the Committee and the membership. We wish her a happy retirement.

We are pleased to announce that our new Administrators are Gary Horrocks and Val Skelton who will be sharing the role. “We’re thrilled to be joining CoLRIC and look forward to working with the Committee and hearing from - and meeting - as many members as possible. We want to thank Sue who continues to work patiently with...

posted on 14th Feb 2018  

Goodbye from Sue Woolmer

At the end of the week I am retiring as CoLRiC Administrator. It has been a privilege to support CoLRiC in this way for the last 7 years and I am very grateful to all CoLRiC members, past and present, for making this time so rewarding and enjoyable. I wish you all the very best for the future!

posted on 7th Feb 2018  

PII survey 2018

We have now launched the 2018 PII survey; we hope most members will take part so that the findings will be as useful as possible for benchmarking. Details

posted on 7th Feb 2018  

CoLRiC anniversary conference 2018

This year is CoLRiC's 25th anniversary. We are celebrating with a special anniversary conference at University College Birmingham on Friday 22nd June. More details to be available soon.

posted on 12th Jan 2018  

CoLRiC Best Practice Awards 2018

Entries are now invited for the 2018 BPAs. This round there are three categories for submission. In CoLRiC's 25th anniversary year, the winner in each category will also get a £250 cash prize. Further details and how to enter.

posted on 16th Dec 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  

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