Elmwood College’s library team scooped a highly commended award at the annual Scotland's Colleges Annual Awards Ceremony last week at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow. The announcement of winners took place at the annual gala dinner, with MSP Fiona Hyslop, the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning presenting the awards to the winning colleges.
Elmwood’s entry for the Customer Service category, focussed on the student induction service provided by library staff, which is tailored to meet the needs of individual classes, engaging them in the use of the library from the beginning of the year.
Christine Barclay, College Manager of LRC, said: "I'm thrilled with our success at this year's Awards. It’s a great achievement to see that a further education college library is recognised in such a way. The Library team have put in a lot of hard work and I’m delighted we are able to provide our students with the best service possible.”
Now in their ninth year, these awards are open to all of Scotland's 43 colleges and provide a valuable opportunity to gain recognition for a range of developments and initiatives. A total of 35 colleges submitted 94 entries.
Elmwood has had a lot to celebrate recently, gaining awards in several national initiatives such as the SQA’s Star Awards for their international work in China and their partnership working with other colleges for student with additional needs. At the last Scotland’s Colleges Annual Marketing awards their market research work gained 1st place for this category.
Principal, Jim Crooks, was delighted that Elmwood was once again amongst the winners, saying, “For one of Scotland’s smaller colleges, we certainly punch well above our weight! Since coming to Elmwood I have been continually impressed with the staff’s development of innovative practice in all areas of the college and their success with national awards proves that Elmwood can hold its own with the larger colleges in the sector.”