The Road Ahead: being stronger together (CoLRiC Conference 2019)

Sales Have Ended

Ticket sales have ended
Thank you for your interest in our conference. Bookings for this event are now closed.

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

University College Birmingham

Summer Row

Birmingham

B3 1JB

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Sales Have Ended

Ticket sales have ended
Thank you for your interest in our conference. Bookings for this event are now closed.
Event description
How can we survive and thrive in challenging times?

About this Event

“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.”

Mirna Peach and Corinne Walker, the Co-Chairs of Council for Learning Resources in Colleges

CoLRiC's 2019 Conference acknowledges and celebrates exemplary practice and innovation across the FE and Sixth Form College sector. The programme features a programme of plenary sessions and a keynote presentation from Liz McGettigan, Director of Digital Library and Cultural Experiences, SOLUS UK. There is also a choice of break-out workshops.

‘The Road Ahead’ will also celebrate innovation and team working with the presentation of CoLRiC's prestigious Best Practice Awards, alongside the CoLRiC Jeff Cooper Award for Inspirational Information Professional of the Year.

Throughout the day there will be plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues and fellow CoLRiC members. Our sponsors will also be exhibiting and presenting their latest products and services.

KEYNOTE

Thriving in ‘the new normal’ - a keynote speech from Liz McGettigan, Director of Digital Library and Cultural Experiences, SOLUS UK

“Libraries and learning resource centres are facing many challenges, not least the chronic underfunding of resources and staffing that have become ‘the new normal’ for most of us.”

How do we revitalise our libraries to deliver an engaging, exciting and collaborative future? How can we harness effective internal and external partnerships and support from the intersection of technology, business and people? How can we share ideas and build more collaborative communities?

OUTLINE Programme

09:00 - 09:45 Registration

09:45 - 10:00 Welcome from the Chair(s) and introduction to the day

10:00 – 10:45 KEYNOTE Thriving in ‘the new normal’, Liz McGettigan, Director of Digital Library and Cultural Experiences, SOLUS UK

Our keynote will examine the challenges, barriers and opportunities that we face in an increasingly digital and uncertain environment.

10:45 – 11:15 Refreshments and meet our Sponsors

11:15 – 12:00 How can FE libraries support resilience - Emma Stedman from Coleg Cambria

As the topic of resilience becomes more widely discussed and supported in Higher Education, Coleg Cambria library has explored Academic Resilience intervention strategies and their effectiveness with HE in FE students. This session examines the concept of academic resilience, what support is offered by institutions and the impact of intervention.

12:00 – 12:45 Meet our Sponsors - a panel session Presentations on learning resources and services from CoLRiC's sponsors.

12:45 – 13:30 Lunch and Sponsor Showcase

13:30 – 14:00 Awards Presentation Ceremony

Including brief case studies from our 2019 Best Practice Award winners.

14:00 – 14:40 Improving technology adoption, Deborah Millar, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education

This presentation explores how the Grimsby Institute develops digital literacy and drives the adoption of collaborative and innovative edtech tools via an effective staff development programme.

14:45 - 15:25 Breakout workshops - choose between three breakout sessions:

a. Nurturing your teams through change - Heather Roberts, City of Liverpool College

b. To read or not to read? Tracey Totty, Middlesbrough College

c. Making sure you’re still legal: looking at accessibility in light of the new legislation - Andy Eachus, IT Trainer (Assistive Software & Accessibility) University of Huddersfield

15:25 - 15:40 Closing thoughts

15:40- 16:30 Tea and cake, prize draw

16:30 Close

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

University College Birmingham

Summer Row

Birmingham

B3 1JB

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Save This Event

Event Saved