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General FE college survey 2016

The findings of the FE survey are now available in the members' area. View.


In 2015 CoLRiC carried out a second survey of library/learning resources services in sixth form colleges. Following the success of this survey it was decided to carry out a similar survey of library/learning resources services in general FE colleges. It was hoped this would provide colleagues in general FE colleges with a helpful measure of their own situations.

Areas covered

The areas covered in this survey were similar to those covered in the sixth form college survey. They included budgets, opening times, staffing, size, study spaces, facilities and services, resources, user education, useage, VLE, technology and e-books.

The survey

All general FE college library/learning resources services were invited to complete the survey, both CoLRiC members and non-members. The survey questionnaire was distributed in December 2015; the deadline for responses was extended to mid-February 2016.

The findings

A report of the findings was sent to all who participated in the survey. It is also available to CoLRiC members in the members area of the CoLRiC website.

View findings

Updated Friday 15 Dec 2017