About CoLRiC

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CoLRiC has been the voice of Further Education and Sixth Form College Libraries and Learning Resource Services for 28 years, since its inception in 1993. We are an independent organisation that champions quality and best practice across the sector, supporting organisations in evidencing the impact and value that we bring to teaching and learning support and the student experience.

Benefits of membership

As an institutional member of CoLRiC, all staff across your service have access to a portfolio of publications and resources. These include:

  • A regular copy of our e-newsletter CoLRiC Impact that showcases exemplary practice and innovation
  • Access to our repository – a diverse collection of exemplar documents from job descriptions to learning resource guides that you can download and customise to suit your organisational needs
  • Access to our private discussion forum where you can ask a question, elicit feedback on a topic, initiate a research project, share a document or simply sound off about any issues that are concerning you
  • Eligibility to register for our prestigious Peer Accreditation Scheme – a supportive and rigorous assessment of Library and Learning Resource Services against a set of specific criteria that engages the entire organisation
  • Eligibility to submit nominations for our prestigious Awards: the CoLRiC Innovative Practice Award (CIPA) and the Jeff Cooper Award
  • Regular member update emails, featuring CoLRiC Media Watch – bringing relevant news stories, research and information to members’ desks
  • Eligibility for discounted rates to attend CoLRiC events – whether virtual or face-to-face