CoLRiC Executive Committee

CoLRiC is run for members by members.

We have an Executive Committee primarily made up of senior librarians and heads of service who plan and implement future developments and initiatives.

CoLRiC members are encouraged to volunteer to join the Executive Committee. It meets around four times a year, but most meetings are via Zoom so you can be flexible with your time and commitment.

Jim Temple, Treasurer

Jim Temple, Acting Chair and Treasurer

Library Service Manager, Aquinas College

Jim provides strategic leadership for his College’s Library Service and Learning Centre. He has responsibility for creative services (media, video, graphic design) for College events, marketing services and website.

He is a member of Jisc’s learning content expert group.

Laura Walker, Executive Committee member

Curriculum Support Librarian, Heart of Yorkshire Education Group

Laura is based at Wakefield and Castleford Colleges and is responsible for curriculum support and development across the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group, including purchasing items, managing subscriptions, and liaising with academic staff. She is also responsible for the physical library space at Castleford College and a small team of library assistants.

Helen Sherwood, Honorary Secretary

Senior Librarian, Wakefield College

Helen manages a small team of Librarians and Library Assistants. As Senior Librarian she works with curriculum, IT and quality teams to ensure the Library service is meeting the needs of students and staff. She is a member of Northern Digital Resources Group (a JISC community of practice) and the JISC E-books for FE focus group.  Her main areas of professional interest are digital learning, and the marketing of library services and resources. Helen is the editor of CoLRiC’s e-newsletter CoLRiC Impact.

Tracey Totty, Executive Committee member

Tracey Totty, Executive Committee member

Library Services Manager, Middlesbrough College

At  her college, Tracey is responsible for all aspects of the library service both the physical and digital spaces and stock.  She is a committee member of ARLG North East. For CoLRiC, Tracey focuses on events and awards.

CoLRiC Administration Team

Val Skelton - CoLRiC Admin

Val Skelton

Val works in publishing and event design with a focus on libraries and information work.

Together with Gary, she provides executive support for CoLRiC.

Gary Horrocks, CoLRiC Administrator

Gary Horrocks

Freelance writer, researcher, editor and CPD events planner. Librarian, information scientist and IT professional with twenty-five years of experience in higher education.

Together with Val, he provides executive support for CoLRiC.