About CoLRiC

A meeting

Since its inception in 1993, the Council for Learning Resources in Colleges (CoLRiC) has been the voice of Further Education and Sixth Form College Libraries and Learning Resource Services, encouraging and celebrating creativity, enterprise and innovation.

We are an independent organisation that represents a diverse group of college librarians and learning resource professionals across the UK, advocating and championing quality and exemplary practice across the educational sector; supporting our members in evidencing the impact and value that they bring to teaching, learning 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:

  • Free attendance at regular online seminars, Q&A forums and presentations
  • Four issues of our publication CoLRiC Impact over an academic year, featuring articles authored by members, partners and industry experts. The publication showcases examples of organisational good practice, research, case studies, resource updates, local projects, professional profiles and news
  • Access to CoLRiC publications, back issues of CoLRiC Impact, seminar recordings and presentation slide decks
  • Opportunities to participate in our private members’ discussion forum where colleagues benefit from a supportive sharing and learning environment, exchanging news, information, ideas and experiences, asking questions, eliciting feedback on a topic, initiating research projects or sharing documents for discussion
  • Participation in member surveys on hot topics impacting on the FE sector
  • Advice and guidance on evidencing service value, impact and demonstrating return on investment
  • Support and peer consultancy on quality assurance and the self-assessment of your library and learning resource service using rigorous CoLRiC criteria that engages the entire organisation, including senior managers, teaching and professional services support staff
  • Eligibility to submit nominations for two high profile national awards: the CoLRiC Innovative Practice Award (CIPA) and the CoLRiC Jeff Cooper Inspirational Information Professional of the Year Award
  • Professional development opportunities for colleagues through volunteering to participate in CoLRiC activities and projects
  • Opportunities to post job vacancies for free on our private members’ forum
  • Regular member email updates and bulletins
  • CoLRiC MediaWatch: an especially compiled and edited overview of news stories, research projects and developments from across the education and library sectors.