Discussion forum

A key membership benefit of CoLRiC is access to our private discussion forum, hosted by JiscMail. In order to access the discussion forum, you must create an account with JiscMail.

Registration with JiscMail is free and employees at any member College can join using their work email address.

It’s a great place to 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. The forum underpins the CoLRiC community and is often cited as a key source of support for library and learning resource services professionals across the FE and Sixth Form College sector.

Recent topics our members have discussed include:

  • Electronic resources: subscription based versus free, open access content. Is ‘free stuff’ worth it in terms of quality and depth of coverage?
  • Organisational approaches to copyright/IP breaches
  • Suggestions for content and good practice in study skills training
  • Library and information courses, accreditation and apprenticeship opportunities for staff seeking formal training and qualifications
  • Networking and development opportunities for library assistants
  • Library shelving and furniture
  • CoLRiC sponsor updates
  • Job vacancies

You can access CoLRiC’s Members’ Only discussion forum here, or email our Administration team for further information (colric@colric.org.uk). Please remember you must create your own JiscMail account to gain access.