Scottish Library and Information Council
Scottish Library and Information Council

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.


Current vacancies

Appointment of Board Members to the Scottish Library and Information Council

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Board meetings alternate between Dundee and Glasgow
  • Closing 30th July 2021

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 2021.

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.

Board Responsibilities

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.

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.

As Board members will be directors of the organisation applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old
  • not be an undischarged bankrupt
  • not be a disqualified director

Further information about SLIC can be found on its website scottishlibraries.org

Please note the appointments are on a voluntary basis however reasonable out of pocket expenses will be paid.

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