Board Members

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

  • Advertised from 5th July 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.

Application notes

Expressions of interest should take the form of a CV together with a brief statement outlining the reasons for your interest and what you would bring to the Board. Interested parties will be asked to complete a short skills matrix to assist with the selection process.

Please download the SLIC Board Information Pack for more details. Informal enquiries about Board membership can be made to Pamela Tulloch, Chief Executive, by emailing

Expressions of interest should be emailed to no later than 12 noon, Wednesday 28th August 2024.