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AOSEC Learning Resource Centres’ Network

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Date(s) - 15/03/2018
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Chichester College



This well attended network has proven to be highly popular and informative. One of our most successful networks, it supports colleagues to tackle the challenges they face as well as introduce them to new innovative approaches to work and managing the learning resource centres.

A variety of external organisations have attended this network, including JISC, CPD trainer Opening the Book and statistics and facts organisation Statista Ltd. Colleges also share their best practice and innovative work.

Regular tours of college LRCs take place during networks.

Group discussions feature at every network, giving delegates the opportunity to raise any concerns or challenges.

Fiona Sutherland, Learning Centre Manager at Abingdon and Witney College, chairs this network.

Upcoming meeting

10:00 Registration and refreshments
10:30 Welcome and introductions

Fiona Sutherland, Learning Centre Manager, Abingdon & Witney College

10:40 Tour of Chichester College Learning Resource Centre

Fran Fryer, College Librarian, Chichester College

11:00 Experience of a college merger – challenges, successes and impact

  • Opportunities and pitfalls of combining 2 library management systems
  • Dealing with change, morale and communication

Sarah Reed, Library Manager, and Mark Nicolson Librarian, Havant and South Downs College

11:20 Questions & discussion
11:40 Using ProMonitor

Andrew Bryan, Head of Learning Resource Centres, MidKent College

12:00 Questions & discussion
12:20 Group discussion and activity

  • Sharing ideas for displays and promotions – what does your college do?
  • How do you streamline processes?
  • What innovative ways of doing more with less money have you implemented?

Led by Fiona Sutherland, Learning Centre Manager, Abingdon & Witney College

13:00 AOSEC update

AOSEC representative

13:10 Regional activity

Opportunity for colleagues to feedback on activity taking place in their college and to raise any concerns or issues.

13:25 Any other business
13:30 Networking lunch
14:00 Close

What delegates have said

“Lots to think about and implement. I’m  going back to college with loads of ideas.”
Su Pearce, Northbrook College

“Always a useful networking event – its good to meet up with other librarians to discuss issues that affect us.”
Marie Hitchcock, Guildford College

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