Co LRi C Conference 21 st June 2013

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Co. LRi. C Conference 21 st June 2013 Northampton College Peer Accreditation Scheme PAS

Co. LRi. C Conference 21 st June 2013 Northampton College Peer Accreditation Scheme PAS

Objectives Introduction to Co. LRi. C Current activities Peer Accreditation (PAS) Benefits to managers

Objectives Introduction to Co. LRi. C Current activities Peer Accreditation (PAS) Benefits to managers and Library/ Learning Resources Staff • Summary • •

Current Activities Working Papers Best Practice Awards • • • How are you measuring

Current Activities Working Papers Best Practice Awards • • • How are you measuring the learning in your Libraries / Learning Centre? What do you think is an example of good practice in your organisation? How effective is your VLE? How are you engaging with your curriculum teams VLE: how are you engaging with your learners ? How are you promoting ‘e’ resources • • • Co. LRi. C Quality Best Practice Badge • Gold • Silver • Bronze • Library ‘family tree’ structures Library Service Standards Lesson Plans Information Literacy policies Communication with Learners: Library Newsletters (templates and contents) Liaison with curriculum teams (how do you do it, what works)? Effective marketing and publicity strategies (what works)? Promotion of ‘e’ resources New initiatives (Six Book Challenge, ‘e’readers). Information Literacy policies

What is the Peer Accreditation Scheme? • Supportive assessment of your Learning Resources service

What is the Peer Accreditation Scheme? • Supportive assessment of your Learning Resources service against standard criteria devised by your peers • Assessment carried out by experienced members of your professional community trained by Co. LRi. C

Structure of the Scheme Quality Assuranc e Integration into Teaching and Learning Leadership and

Structure of the Scheme Quality Assuranc e Integration into Teaching and Learning Leadership and Managemen t Resources

What do you get out of the process? The Peer Accreditation Scheme has two

What do you get out of the process? The Peer Accreditation Scheme has two functions 1) SAS: Self Assessment Scheme How does your service fit into the strategic and operational goals of the organisation? 2) PAS: How does your service measure up against national standards?

How to use the PAS 3 2 Stage three: 1 Stage two: Stage one:

How to use the PAS 3 2 Stage three: 1 Stage two: Stage one: What does the Criteria tell you about your service? How much evidence do you have to support your responses? Is your service ready for an assessment?

Evidence Checklist Form One: Preparation for Assessment Use this checklist to assess whether or

Evidence Checklist Form One: Preparation for Assessment Use this checklist to assess whether or not you have access to and are able to produce the documents below. It is expected that Library Managers will be conversant with key college documents in order to position their service appropriately. Evidence by section A. Leadership and management College organisational structure (LRS) structure (LRS) job descriptions and role definitions B. Resources Service / College meeting records for areas below: Resources: study Range of assistive technology and maintenance policy Ready Work in Does progres not s exist

What do you get out of the process? • Dedicated Self Assessment • Professional

What do you get out of the process? • Dedicated Self Assessment • Professional External assessment • Raise the profile of the service • Influence your manager • Strategic Planning Tool

Time 8. 30 -8. 45 Sample Timetable for Co. LRi. C Peer Assessment 9

Time 8. 30 -8. 45 Sample Timetable for Co. LRi. C Peer Assessment 9 -9 -15 9. 15 -9. 45 -10 March 2012 10 -10. 30 -11. 45 12 -12. 30 -1 pm 1. 00 – 1. 45 pm 1. 45 -2. 15 -4 -30 4. 30 Activity Staff to be available Location Assessors arrive and in base room for preliminary discussions between themselves Brief tour of the LRC; introduction of LRC staff Meeting with Manager of Learning Resource Centres Time in LRC for Assessors Meet and greet by Felicity College Reception, Corrigan, Head of Library S. 3. 814 – base room Meeting with Vice Principal, Resources. Quality Manager Visit to HM LRC : Coffee and informal discussion with teaching staff and students Back to the Hub: Dan Brown, Ann Mainyard S. 5. 908 Andy Burham Felicity Corrigan Debbie Smith, LRC staff, curriculum staff and students Meeting with main grade lecturers x 8 Meeting with curriculum Section Heads for all staff –X 12 curriculum areas x 12 Lunch and informal Level 1 – foundation discussion with students degree students E-Services and Systems Meeting with key staff Librarian, within the service E-Learning Content Developer, Web Master, IT Infrastructure and Operations Analyst, and LRC staff. Assessors prepare feedback report and review documentation Assessors feedback and Nick Clegg (Principal), allocation of grade: Dan Brown, Deputy Senior Management Principal, Ann Mainyard; Group Head of Quality, Felicity Corrigan, Head of Library S. 3. 808 HE HUB Felicity to transport S. 3. 814 N. 3. 616 N. 3. 620 N. 3. 616 S. 3. 814 Principal ship

What do I get out of an Assessment Day? • Opportunity to share good

What do I get out of an Assessment Day? • Opportunity to share good practice • Celebration of Service Achievement by the entire college community • Recognisable National Kite Mark • Assessment report • Steer on where and how to move forward • Benchmarked against exacting national standards • Fun!

What Next? Idea! Commit Prepare • Contact the Co. LRi. C Administrator colric@colric. org.

What Next? Idea! Commit Prepare • Contact the Co. LRi. C Administrator [email protected] org. uk who will send details • Register with the Scheme to receive the Criteria and Checklist of Evidence • Assemble evidence and let Co. LRi. C know when you are ready

“ The Co. LRi. C Peer Accreditation Scheme was invaluable in evidencing how well

“ The Co. LRi. C Peer Accreditation Scheme was invaluable in evidencing how well the Learning Resources Centres’ service at Doncaster College is embedded into the curriculum. This peer assessment validated our own self- assessment that our provision was grade one – outstanding, and will provide excellent evidence for OFSTED and QAA. ” George Trow, Principal Doncaster College (2012)

Thank you for listening Any questions? Collette Xavier Peer Accreditation Leader (PAL)

Thank you for listening Any questions? Collette Xavier Peer Accreditation Leader (PAL)