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FE library update – February 2009

Posted by andrewey on March 3, 2009

The FE learning resources toolkit for English college is now at the printers and will be being distributed by CoFHE/JISC Regional Support Centres. I will be speaking at the toolkit launch at CILIP HQ on Thursday 12 March.

CoFHE will be publishing support material/clarifications relating to the toolkit on the CoFHE website so please post comments here if there is any aspect of the toolkit which is unclear.

One query raised was in relation to the CoLRiC benchmarks which are cited in the toolkit – these refer to the CoLRiC Peer Accreditation scheme. Copies of this documentation is available from CoLRiC, although there is a charge.

The CoFHE Bulletin issues for Autumn/Spring have been delayed owing to a lack of copy so if your are doing something innovative in an FE library service then I’d like to hear from you (to write a short piece for the Bulletin of around 500 words). 

A programme for the 2009 CoFHE conference at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh will be available shortly and plans are underway or the joint CoFHE/UCR conference in 2010 to be held at Exeter University.

There will be a FE/HE strand at Umbrella, 14-15 July, University of Hertfordshire (Hatfield). Umbrella is also an excellent opportunity to see good practice in other library sectors.

There is now a direct mailing service for CoFHE news (as distinct from the CoFHE JISC Mail discussion forum) – so if you’d like to be kept up to date with what’s happening in FE libraries then please update your contact details via the CILIP website.

The CoFHE JISC mail forum is an excellent way of asking fellow FE professionals for advice and information (click here for more information).

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FE library update – January 2009

Posted by andrewey on February 2, 2009

FE toolkits

Dissemination events are ongoing – there will be a London launch on Thursday 12 March at CILIP HQ.

The Welsh toolkit is due for publication shortly and will be available in electronic and hardcopy formats. When published the toolkit will be available for download from the fforwm (Welsh association of colleges) website.

Conferences

There is now a webpage with a booking form for the national conference to be held at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh from 17-19 June 2009.

The CoFHE Cymru conference has a wiki containing details of the event to be held on Friday 24 April 2009 at Coleg Glan Hafren (Cardiff). This event will be free of charge owing to funding from CILIP Cymru.

Publications

There is a feature (including a piece by me on the Applications of ICT in Libraries qualification) on training for library staff in Wales in the latest CyMAL magazine: Focus on… training, CyMAL, Winter 2008, 7, pp 20-23.

My blog post on using screencasts in information literacy has been expanded into an article: Andrew Eynon, Web 2.0 tools in FE: use of screencasts in information literacy, Panlibus, Winter 2009, 11, p. 9.

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‘E-Libraries and Green Libraries’

Posted by andrewey on January 23, 2009

‘E-libraries and Green Libraries: exploring accessibility and sustainability’ is the theme of  the 2009 CoFHE Conference, details of which are now available on the CoFHE Website. The conference is being held from 17 to 19 June 2009 at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

I will be running a workshop or two at the conference on Web 2.0/Library 2.0 in FE – based on our experiences of utilising Web 2.0 tools  in FE as part of a CyMAL funded Inspiring Learning project.

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October FE library update

Posted by andrewey on November 7, 2008

CoFHE Conference 2009

Further details of the 2009 CoFHE conference have been confirmed:

‘E-libraries and green-libraries: exploring accessibility and sustainability’

Dates for your diary! Advance notice of the 2009 Annual CoFHE Conference, to be held Wednesday 17th June to Friday 19th June 2009 at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Please contact Jo Rowley (JRowley@qmu.ac.uk) to be kept informed of conference developments.

CoFHE Cymru Conference 2009

Owing to generous funding from the Kathleen Cooks fund it can be confirmed that the Welsh CoFHE conference will take place on Friday 24 April 2009 at Coleg Glan Hafren (Cardiff). The conference will feature speakers on good practice in FE and HE libraries. The conference will be free of charge to CoFHE Cymru members.

FE learning resources self-evaluation toolkit

Promotional events are currently being planned with JISC RSCs and regional CoFHE circles in the North West, West Midlands, South West and London. Please contact your local RSC for more details. 

Information literacy articles

The journal Communication in Information Literacyis available full text online and the current issue includes an interesting article on the use of Web 2.0 tools in teaching information literacy:

Patrick Ragains, ‘Web 2.0: Opportunities for Information Literacy Instruction’

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CoFHE Conference 2009

Posted by andrewey on October 24, 2008

The 2009 CoFHE conference is being planned for Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh from Wednesday 17 to Friday 19 June 2009.

The theme of the conference will be creating sustainable library services. The conference will also feature workshops on Web 2.0 and showcase the new FE learning resource toolkits which are due for publication in England, Scotland and Wales.

Prices are still to be confirmed but the full delegate fee for CoFHE members will be around £190 +VAT (£220+VAT for non-members). The conference is likely to run from approximately midday on Wednesday through to midday on the Friday.

Full details will appear on the CoFHE website when they become available. If there is a topic you would particularly like to see a workshop on then please leave a comment.

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