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Corinne Walker

Joint Chair of CoLRiC

Learning Resources Manager, Oldham Sixth Form College

BA (Hons)

email: cwr@osfc.ac.uk
   
Current areas of responsibility: Library and learning resources
Previous areas of responsibility: Worked in inter library loans at Salford University; prior to that in public libraries
Cross college/academic responsibilities: Cross College Managers Group; Resources Group; Health & Safety Committee; Staff Engagement Group; and one of my staff sits on E & D group and is a Literacy Co-ordinator
Professional areas of specialism: Copyright; refurbishments
Professional areas of interest: Reader development; maximising value for money and flexible use of space; using new technologies to enhance the student experience
Length of time in FE/Sixth Form 23 years and counting!
Project management experience/expertise: Three new builds; numerous refurbishments; five OFSTED inspections
Role in CoLRiC: Joint Chair
Current professional challenges: Value for money with declining budgets and prioritising workloads with fewer staff; keeping staff upskilled with new technologies
What are the top three issues all librarians need to address in order to provide proactive responsive provision? Know your users; be creative with budgets, time and space; work closely with the curriculum to place yourselves at the centre.
Outside interests: Love reading and baking/cooking – but not GBBO or Masterchef quality yet! Avid box set binger with The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones being particular favourites

 

Updated Friday 23 Jun 2017