Gain access to members' forums, policy documents, survey results, preferential conference rates and more.
Meetings & Events

Unlocking libraries - CoLRiC Guidance for post lockdown reopening

Added on Wednesday 27 May 2020

There has been extensive discussion and speculation in the media about schools reopening in June, generating many questions about how Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges can prepare for the relaxation of the lockdown to facilitate this.

Members of the Council for Learning Resources in Colleges (CoLRiC) have shared approaches to ensuring the safe and smooth reopening of learning spaces and services.

Every College is unique, with its own local issues and challenges. Some will be considering a staggered re-opening, for example, and will not want to hurry along a process that may be detrimental to the health and well-being of staff and students.

CoLRiCís primary concern is to share best practice and offer support and guidance during this difficult time. The attached document is for information and discussion only and does not constitute a policy. Members have raised concerns, shared ideas and asked questions. For your convenience, we have captured this information and collated it with valuable advice and information from external sources.

This will be a dynamic document, updated and recirculated on a regular basis. This first iteration is by no means exhaustive. It will evolve as members share their experiences and stories of what has worked and what hasnít. The strength of CoLRiC is that we are a learning and sharing community so please keep the discussions going and do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information.

About CoLRiC

For over twenty-five years CoLRiC has been the voice of Further Education and Sixth Form College Libraries and Learning Resource Services; a diverse group representing the interests of colleagues in organisations across the UK.

CoLRiC influences the development of quality assurance standards through assessment, accreditation and benchmarking. It also provides opportunities for professional development via its annual conference, encouraging networking and the exchange of ideas across its membership.

CoLRiC members have access to a portfolio of publications and resources. These include:

  • A regular PDF copy of our e-newsletter CoLRiC Impact that showcases exemplary practice and innovation
  • A collection of exemplar documents that highlight good practice across the sector
  • Access to our JISCMail private email discussion forum where they can network with other CoLRiC members
  • Eligibility to register for our prestigious Peer Accreditation Scheme to determine the value, impact and quality of their service and raise its profile across the organisation
  • Eligibility to submit nominations for CoLRiC's prestigious Best Practice and Jeff Cooper Inspirational Information Professional of the Year Awards
  • Eligibility for discounted rates to attend our annual conference.

Download PDF