Board members wanted for Scottish Library Information Council (SLIC)

by Rebecca Raeburn
Communications, Edinburgh
City of Literature Trust

1 August 2020

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.

Home to a number of well-loved libraries such as the National Library of Scotland, the Scottish Poetry Library, and a network of fantastic City Council libraries, Edinburgh really is a city that loves its libraries. If you're passionate about their future across the country, consider joining the SLIC team as a Board Member.

SLIC is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information related matters, working to support over 540 libraries and information services across Scotland, including those in Edinburgh.

Their 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.

LIC 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 their 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 no later than 12 noon on Friday 21 August 2020.

More 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.