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CoLRiC 25th anniversary conference - Friday 22nd June 2018

Added on Tuesday 24 Apr 2018

CoLRiC is pleased to announce its 25th anniversary conference 'The Road Travelled: Surviving and Flourishing 25 years on' - to be held at University College Birmingham on Friday 22nd June 2018, 9.30 am to 6 pm.

Conference topics:

Our keynote speaker is Nick Poole, CEO of CILIP. The day will also feature awards ceremonies/presentations and a choice of breakout sessions/workshops on a range of topics including:

  • Supporting literacy in a library context
  • Supporting numeracy in a library context
  • The Trailblazer Project - a new framework and associated qualification aimed at para-professionals
  • CILIP Information Literacy Group's new definition for Information Literacy
  • JISC - an update on the Staff Digital Capability pilot
  • The transition from FE to HE
  • The importance of learning resource centres and library services in FE

The day will conclude with a drinks and canapes reception giving you the opportunity to network with colleagues from across country.

Speakers include:

  • Nick Poole, CEO of CILIP
  • Genevieve Clarke from the Reading Agency
  • Jonathan Longstaffe, ex North West Regional Maths Advisor and mathematics consultant
  • Luke Stevens-Burt, CILIP Assistant Director, Member Services
  • Jackie Chelin, Deputy Director of Library Services, University of the West of England
  • Scott Hibberson, Jisc
  • Andrew Walsh, Academic Librarian for Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield
  • Adam Fields, Widening Participation Assistant, Oxford Brookes University
  • Pat Brennan-Barratt, Principal, Northampton College
  • Jeff Cooper, CoLRiC founder

Who should attend?

The Council for Learning Resources in Colleges (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. The day will be of interest not only to CoLRiC members, but all library and information professionals with a commitment to high quality learning resources and an interest in trends and developments impacting on the education sector.


  • £100 for CoLRiC members
  • £130 for CoLRiC non-members

To book online, go to:

Credit and debit cards are accepted, and there is an option to request an invoice.

If you have any queries please email the CoLRiC admin team at:

Membership of CoLRiC is open to any further education or sixth form college in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. Please visit our web site for further information.

CoLRIC would like to thank their sponsors for supporting the 25th anniversary conference (SirsiDynix, Browns Books for Students, PTFS Europe, ITS (Info Technology Supply) and Proquest) and in particular our Platinum sponsors OpenAthens and EBSCO Information Services and our lead Diamond sponsor IS Oxford.

Val Skelton and Gary Horrocks
CoLRiC Administrators

Post: 83 Ducie Street, Manchester M1 2JQ
Tel: +44(0) 7879667347