Further education

Library services delivered by librarians in further education are broad in scope and reach to cater for the high degree of differentiation which exists within the sector. Many FE colleges teach higher education courses and also help with transition to higher level studies and this is reflected in the varied roles and responsibilities found in FE libraries.

According to the latest figures FE librarians in the UK support almost 3 million students in further education. A recent CILIP survey of FE librarians showed that 87% teach or promote digital literacy, 93% information literacy and 83% support the attainment of basic skills including literacy.