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About CoLRiC

CoLRiC is an independent organisation which was established in 1993 by a small group of librarians working in the further education sector. To this day we remain dedicated to enhancing and maintaining the quality of learning resources services in further education colleges, including sixth form colleges and the HE in FE sector. Membership has grown to nearly 200 college learning resources services throughout the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.

Our work

  • We provide networking opportunities including a lively email forum, a members' area of our website and regular events.
  • We run an annual survey of performance and impact indicators to assist in benchmarking for comparison and planning.
  • We publish a regular Newsletter which features articles by members about excellent practice in their own services.
  • We provide a rigorous self assessment and peer accreditation scheme for college libraries/learning resources services.
  • We run Best Practice Awards, showcasing some of the most innovative ideas in FE library/learning resource service provision
  • We maintain a collection of job descriptions and other resources on the CoLRiC website
  • We have sponsored several AoC Beacon Awards for the integration of libraries/learning resources services in curriculum delivery.

Colric Executive Committee

CoLRiC is run for members by members. We have an Executive Committee who plan and implement future developments and initiatives. Members can apply for a place on the Executive Committee which meets in different venues around four times a year.

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