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.
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.
SLIC particularly welcomes expressions of interest from individuals with experience in human resources and organisational development, although a general interest in libraries is also relevant.
Applications from marginalised groups, including disabled people and those from black and minority ethnic communities would be particularly welcome.
Download the SLIC Board Information Pack and find out more about SLIC by visiting the About Us pages.
Send a CV together with a brief statement outlining the reasons for your interest and what you would bring to the Board to the Chief Executive at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 12 noon on Friday 21 August 2020.
July 13, 2020
The Scottish Government is to start developing a School Library strategy this Autumn.
The news was confirmed in a recent response letter to the Public Petitions Committee regarding the ongoing petition by Duncan Wright, Trustee of Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland (CILIPS), asking for a strategy as part of his ‘Save Scotland’s School Libraries’ campaign.
LAS welcomes the positive news and encouraging step forward in the Scottish Government’s response, which states:
“SLIC (Scottish Library Information Council
) will lead the development of the strategy in collaboration with key partner organisations. The strategy will build upon the work undertaken by SLIC with Education Scotland to develop and integrate librarian-focused guidance into the main ‘How Good Is Our School 4’
(HGIOS4) whole school self-evaluation framework.
“Development and engagement on the strategy will begin in the autumn, following the publication of the new HGIOS4 guidance on school libraries.
“It is important that the aims, objectives and content of the strategy are developed in a collaborative way.
“The engagement to develop the strategy will therefore include all key stakeholders, including the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professional in Scotland (CILIPS) and the Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES).
“The aim is for the final strategy to be agreed and published ahead of the 2018/19 school year. The detailed timetable for the work will be developed and agreed with SLIC during the course of summer 2017. Officials will also contact CILIPS and the petitioner himself in order to clarify the timetable and the process to develop the strategy.”
July 4, 2017