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

Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • On site: Glasgow
  • Closing 28th August 2024

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 2024.

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, health and special interest libraries within Scotland.

SLIC is responsible for leading on the national strategy for public libraries and school libraries. Many of the work packages which SLIC delivers directly support the strategic direction of the section, many are groundbreaking and several considered world leading for libraries.

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 can involve a commitment of up to another three days.

The Board provides strategic direction and oversight. Major policy decisions are made at Board level. The decisions of the Board are actioned through the Chief Executive and senior management team of the organisation.

As Board members are directors of the organisation applicants must:

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

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

Expressions of Interest

SLIC particularly welcomes expressions of interest from individuals with management experience to help develop the organisation. In addition to the above, applications from potential board members with knowledge, skills and experience in Academic research, Digital Development and Youth Voice, are welcome although this is not essential. A general interest in libraries is also relevant.

Applications from groups which are currently underrepresented including those living with a disability and those from black and minority ethnic communities are particularly welcome.