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CoLRiC Conference - 'The Road Ahead - Being Stronger Together'

Added on Tuesday 19 Mar 2019

“Libraries play a critical role in supporting organisational goals and strategies. Our resources and services have demonstrable value and impact helping create and sustain an institution-wide lifelong learning environment.”
Mirna Peach and Corinne Walker, the Co-Chairs of Council for Learning Resources in Colleges
CoLRiC is delighted to announce that bookings are now open for its 2019 Conference: “The Road Ahead – being stronger together.” The event will acknowledge and celebrate exemplary practice and innovation across the FE and Sixth Form College sector.
 The Road Ahead

Date: Friday 21st June 2019
Venue: University College Birmingham

Click here to book online

The event will feature a programme of plenary sessions and a keynote presentation from Liz McGettigan, Director of Digital Library and Cultural Experiences, SOLUS UK. There is also a choice of break-out workshops.

The focus of the conference is on sharing strategies to help us adapt and thrive during challenging financial times.
Liz McGettigan writes: “Libraries and learning resource centres are facing many challenges, not least the chronic underfunding of resources and staffing that have become ‘the new normal’ for most of us.”
How do we revitalise our libraries to deliver an engaging, exciting and collaborative future? How can we harness effective internal and external partnerships and support from the intersection of technology, business and people? How can we share ideas and build more collaborative communities?
Themes the conference will address include:

  • Being creative in an uncertain world
  • Delivering cutting edge digital services
  • Embracing, managing and driving change


“The Road Ahead” will also celebrate innovation and team working with the presentation of CoLRiC's prestigious Best Practice Awards, alongside the CoLRiC Jeff Cooper Award for Inspirational Information Professional of the Year.

Throughout the day there will be plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues and fellow CoLRiC members. Our sponsors will also be exhibiting and presenting their latest products and services.

The full programme is available for download below. If you have any questions, please contact CoLRiC's administrators Val Skelton and Gary Horrocks -

Download: CoLRiC 2019 Conference