Creativity, quality and impact: announcing the call for nominations for CoLRiC’s 2024 national awards

‘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.’ Since its inception in 1993, CoLRiC has been the voice of Further Education and Sixth Form College Libraries and Learning Resource Services, encouraging and celebrating creativity, […]

Celebrating creativity, value and impact – a great start to 2024

In April 2023 CoLRiC announced the call for nominations for our annual national awards. As part of our celebratory 30th anniversary celebrations we wanted to showcase ‘creativity, value and impact’ with submissions that demonstrated the quality, excellence and organisational impact of library and learning resource service provision on the teaching, learning and student experience. All […]

CoLRiC is delighted to announce its 2023 30th anniversary national award winners

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In April 2023 CoLRiC announced a call for nominations for its annual national awards. As part of our celebratory 30th anniversary celebrations we wanted to showcase ‘creativity, value and impact’ with submissions that demonstrated the quality, excellence and organisational impact of library and learning resource service provision on the teaching, learning and student experience. All […]

Announcing the summer 2023 issue of CoLRiC Impact

Welcome to the summer issue of CoLRiC Impact. While there’s sunshine and the tantalising prospect of temporary respite from the work coalface on a well-deserved holiday, this special issue has been especially commissioned to enthuse you with ideas and inspiration as you begin to contemplate a new academic year and student induction. Time has flown […]

Creativity, value and impact: announcing the call for nominations for CoLRiC’s 2023 national awards

A significant benefit of CoLRiC membership is the eligibility to nominate a team or individual for our two national awards. Every year we issue a call for nominations that demonstrate the quality, excellence and organisational impact of service provision on the teaching, learning and student experience. It provides an opportunity to take stock, reflect on […]

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Reflecting on the legacy of two years of pandemic trauma on students – implications for Library and Learning Resource Services

The Covid pandemic is being blamed for ‘cultural shift’ as more pupils skip school. The Guardian newspaper on the 14th January 2023 reported on absenteeism and the attendance crisis; heightened fears of illness and mental health issues compounded by problems in the NHS, outbreaks of strep A, scarlet fever and the cost of living crisis. […]

Best wishes for 2023, and the first new year issue of CoLRiC Impact is published

Welcome to 2023. Let’s hope that it’s a peaceful, successful, healthy and less stressful year for us all. 2023 has special relevance to CoLRiC as we initiate celebrations to mark our 30th year representing Further Education and Sixth Form College libraries, librarians and learning resource professionals across the UK. We have twelve months of commemorative […]

CoLRiC announces its 2022 Award Winners

CoLRiC is delighted to announce the 2022 winners of our two prestigious national awards. The winner of the Jeff Cooper Inspirational Information Professional of the Year Award for 2022 is New City College’s Vanessa Munro. The Award is presented in celebration of proactive, creative and enthusiastic individual contributions to team working that demonstrate: A positive […]

Welcome to the 2022/23 academic year – celebrate with the latest issue of CoLRiC Impact

You will all be busily preparing for the onslaught of another academic year, so we’re delighted to share a selection of informative and thought-provoking articles highlighting diversity and creativity across the sector. Hopefully it will provide some welcome respite. Grab a brew and enjoy. Nic Semple, Library Support Officer at The Manchester College looks at […]

Coming soon – the fourth issue of CoLRiC Impact for the 2021/22 academic year

The fourth issue of CoLRiC Impact for the 2021/22 academic year will be published shortly. Congratulations on surviving another challenging twelve months and we do hope that you have a relaxing summer ahead of you. In the interim, we’re delighted to share a selection of informative and thought-provoking articles highlighting diversity and creativity across the […]