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Government Funding for School Libraries

The Scottish Government is introducing a national School Library Improvement Fund, in support and recognition of the role school libraries play in improving attainment. The creation of the Fund was announced yesterday as part of A Nation with Ambition, The Government’s Programme for Scotland 2017 – 2018.

Win a trip to Internet Librarian International

Want to share your latest library innovations with the rest of the world? Then it’s time to tell the Scottish Library and Information Council all about your bright ideas.

SLIC Seeks New Board Members

Are you interested in the development of Scotland’s libraries? Then there may be a place on our board for you. SLIC is now actively looking to appoint new members to join our board from November 2017 onwards.

The Public Libraries Vision Panel

Young people are helping to shape the future of Scotland’s public libraries through an innovative new project by the Scottish Library & Information Council and Young Scot.

Klang in Scottish Public Libraries

The Scottish Library and Information Council has joined forces with the Scottish Government and Road Safety Scotland (part of Transport Scotland) to raise awareness of an innovative road safety app for young children in Scotland.


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

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 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.

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.