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Best Practice Award Winners 2017

BPA winner RNN  BPA winner Northampton  BPA winner Liverpool   BPA winner GLM


First prize

RNN Group for its exceptional and comprehensive information skills scheme of work, clearly demonstrating impact with good evidence of a flexible and innovative approach.

Second prize

Northampton College for its word detective literacy support scheme; simple and effective, putting the library at the heart of the college's learning activity.

Third prize

There are two joint third prizes:

  • City of Liverpool College for demonstrating how a VLE at the heart of the institution can be used with great effect to showcase LRC resources and to respond to the needs of different students.
  • Grwp Llandrillo Menai for delivering study skills sessions that show the beneficial impact of a collaborative strategy to coordinate planning and delivery across a multi-site college.


The following colleges were commended for the high standard of their entries:

  • Guildford College Group: iSkills - reaching the students other LRC sessions do not reach
  • Hillcroft College for all three of their entries: Health e-resources for happy students and staff; Marketing digital skills; Single sign-on
  • Isle of Wight College: “When in doubt go to the library”: using Harry Potter to bring primary schools into FE
  • Lakes College West Cumbria: Reader development - taking the library to the classroom with Reading Ahead.

Updated Thursday 29 Jun 2017