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Wikimedian

The Scottish Library and Information Council has launched a recruitment drive to appoint the first ever Wikimedian in Residence for Scotland’s public libraries.

Time for PLIF

This week SLIC's Funding & Events Manager Lorna Watt talks about our recent PLIF application deadline and gives some handy tips about funding.

Ambition & Opportunity – The Strategy Behind Public Libraries

SLIC Policy Officer Scott Fraser talks about his work informing and monitoring the outcomes of Ambition and Opportunity: A Strategy for Public Libraries in Scotland 2015 – 2020.

Scottish Reading Strategy Tender

The Scottish Library and Information Council is looking for tender proposals to review the Scottish Reading Strategy. The successful supplier will review the current reading landscape in Scotland, identify best practice and make recommendations on how to maximise impact. A key element will be aligning the Scottish Reading Strategy with Ambition & Opportunity: A Strategy for Public Libraries in Scotland 2015 – 2020.

SLIC in Argentina!

Gillian Daly, our Head of Policy & Projects, has recently returned from a funded study tour in Argentina to share the approach public libraries in Scotland are taking to improve service delivery. In this week's blog she talks about her experience.

SLIC Commissions Impact Research

The Scottish Library and Information Council and the Carnegie UK Trust has commissioned the Library and Information Statistics Unit (LISU) at Loughborough University to carry out research into measuring the impact of Scotland’s libraries.

World Book Night with East Dunbartonshire Libraries

A few weeks ago World Book Night celebrated is seventh successul year. Here Cultural Development Manager Frances MacArthur from East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust talks about their involvement in the national event and the difference it makes to our lives.

Code Club Training

In Early 2017 SLIC employed two Code Club Officers to travel throughout Scotland delivering Code Club training to over 450 staff from public libraries. Here David Michie talks about his experiences.

New Hackathon Guide Published

A brand new Hackathon guide has been published by Carnegie UK Trust giving details of last year’s successful Future Libraries Hackathon which was co-hosted by SLIC.

Scottish Libraries Launch Code Clubs

Public libraries across Scotland have launched innovative new Code Clubs to inspire the next generation of coding experts.