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e-books for FE March 2022 newsletter

Welcome to the March 2022 e-books for FE newsletter.

FE LRC Community of Practice

There are three upcoming community drop-in sessions in March, via Teams. Outlook invitations have been sent out to community members with the Teams meeting link: if you’re a community member and you haven’t received the invite (sometimes they can end up in quarantine or classed as spam) please email

  • Wednesday 16 March, 1.30 to 2.30 pm

Study skills workshops: how can we add value to a student’s education?

Presented by Hayley Hallworth (College Librarian, Sixth Form College, Colchester)

This session will explore the role of library and learning resources staff in an academic setting and how we can add value to a student’s learning and experience.  We’ll explore a case study from the Sixth Form College, Colchester and how their Library has worked alongside the English Department to teach students how to use a Library, searching skills online and the use of online services instead of Google.

  • Tuesday 22 March, 1 to 2 pm

SharePoint as library portal (1)

In this session, Marc Challans (Activate Learning), Karen Hurley (Trafford College Group) and Mishka Fielding (Loreto College) will do a show and tell of their library SharePoint sites. If you are in the early stages of developing SharePoint as a library portal, this is an opportunity to gather ideas for your site designs. We will also gather questions for the follow-up meeting on 29 March (1-2 pm) which will focus on the practical how-to side of SharePoint design and configuration.

  • Tuesday 29 March, 1 to 2 pm

SharePoint as library portal – how-to Q & A (2)

In this follow-up to the 22 March meeting, Marc Challans (Activate Learning) will go over how to get started on building up a SharePoint site, focusing on the role of links and pages and looking at the different ways that information can be shown. The objective of this session if for attendees to have a better knowledge of the technical considerations of building a SharePoint site, and there will also be opportunities for those in the process of building a site to troubleshoot issues with the group.

If you haven’t already joined the community, click on this link to request to join the LRC Library community of practice Teams site

Top 20 users in February 2022

Well done to all organisations who reached a spot in the top 20.

Rank Organisation User sessions
1 New City College London 5131
2 South Thames College 2956
3 Brighton, Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College 2920
4 West Nottinghamshire College 2563
5 The Sixth Form College Farnborough 2392
6 Varndean College 2077
7 Hereford Sixth Form 2062
8 The Trafford College Group 1834
9 West Herts College 1800
10 Newcastle & Staffordshire College Group 1687
11 Bedford College 1581
12 LTE Group 1554
13 The College of Richard Collyer in Horsham 1479
14 Middlesbrough College 1469
15 The WKCIC Group 1395
16 Truro & Penwith College 1390
17 East Kent College Group 1338
18 Luton Sixth Form College 1232
19 Richard Huish College 1185
20 South & City College Birmingham 1185

Mergers: If your organisation has recently merged with another, ProQuest may not have the most current merger information and your merger may not be reflected in the usage data. Please check with ProQuest and request that they update your account to reflect the merger. Their e-book support contact address is:

Top 20 titles in February 2022

Rank Title User sessions
1 CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 11107
2 CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education: Early Years Educator 7323
3 BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 1 5477
4 BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 1: For the 2016 Specifications 4913
5 BTEC Nationals Applied Science Student Book 1 3717
6 BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 2: For the 2016 Specifications 3579
7 BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 2 : For the 2016 specifications 3465
8 CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 2653
9 AQA A-Level Business 2646
10 CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner 2543
11 BTEC Nationals Information Technology Student Book 2494
12 AQA A-Level Biology (Year 1 and Year 2) 2318
13 AQA A-Level Geography: For A-level and AS (4th edition) 1971
14 BTEC National Construction Student Book: For the 2017 Specifications 1909
15 BTEC Nationals Sport and Exercise Science Student Book 1903
16 OCR Psychology for A-Level Book 1 1666
17 Psychology: the Science of Mind and Behaviour (8th edition) 1473
18 BTEC Level 3 Nationals Applied Science Student Book 2 1458
19 Anatomy and Physiology 1235
20 CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator: For the Work-Based Learner 1157

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