Charity registered in Scotland SC017886
The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information services.
Our role is to support and promote the role of library services, including public libraries, school libraries and further and higher education libraries, in the social and economic development of Scotland’s communities. We work with library services to improve the quality of library provision through funding, training and quality assurance frameworks and evaluation tools.
Appointment of Board Members to the Scottish Library and Information Council
The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) is seeking to appoint new members to its Board. The appointments are for three years and will run from November 2020.
Information about the Scottish Library and Information Council
SLIC is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information related matters. It is a registered charity and an independent company. It is also a membership organisation representing the interests of public, academic, FE College and special interest libraries within Scotland. The organisation has been going through a period of growth, delivering a range of projects and initiatives on behalf of the Scottish Government and partner organisations.
The Board meets four times a year in addition to the AGM. Board members are expected to serve on a sub-committee which would involve a commitment of up to another three days. Board meetings alternate between Dundee and Glasgow. It may be possible to participate in the Board meetings via video link.
The Board provides strategic direction and oversight. Major policy decisions are made at Board level drawing on information provided by the Chief Executive and senior management team. The decisions of the Board are actioned through the Chief Executive and senior management team of the organisation.
The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information services. SLIC offers leadership focus and support to the Scottish library and information sector, coordinating and promoting national service developments to benefit Scotland's people and enrich our cultural, educational and economic landscape.
SLIC have received funding from the Scottish Government to develop a national digital training project which will update the current workforce development tool and ensure frontline library staff have the training to deliver digital skills development programmes to local communities and public libraries whilst continuing to support access to emerging technologies. The purpose of this role is to work with public library services, the digital champions network and key stakeholders to develop a national training needs assessment; to curate and create digital content inline with the identified priorities; to brief platform developers on design, functionality and sustainability of the platform and to design and deliver training to frontline library staff on using the platform effectively.
SLIC are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join their team who is passionate about public libraries and has an understanding of the role libraries have in supporting digital skills. They will ideally have experience of curating content for digital platforms or online resources and of training staff in using online training packages. They will have a keen interest in emerging technology and how application could benefit varied library users across Scotland. They will also have experience of consulting key stakeholders and focus groups to ensure programmes are developed to meet expectations of a number of parties.