Are you interested in the development of Scotland’s libraries? Then there may be a place on our board for you.
The Scottish Library and Information Council is now actively looking to appoint new members to join our board from November 2017 onwards. We want to hear from individuals who are interested in supporting the development of libraries in Scotland and can commit to attend four meetings a year.
As the board want to ensure its membership includes strategic experience from the wider cultural, business and public sectors, expressions of interested are encouraged from those with a wide range of experiences. Direct involvement in working or managing libraries is therefore not essential.
SLIC offers leadership focus and support to the Scottish library and information sector, co-ordinating and promoting national service developments to benefit Scotland’s people and enrich the cultural, educational and economic landscape.
Our membership includes Scotland’s 32 public library services as well as further education, higher education and special interest libraries throughout the country.
The next two years will be an extremely busy time for SLIC. In November this year we will unveil a new strategy document which will set out the organisation’s over-arching strategic aims for the next few years. Ambition & Opportunity, the national strategy for public libraries in Scotland, which was launched in 2015 is also due to be refreshed next year.
As well as attending four board meetings a year which alternate between Dundee and Glasgow, members may be asked to serve on a sub-committee. Attendance at the SLIC AGM, held every November, is also expected.
If you would like to be considered as a potential SLIC board member, expressions of interest should take the form of a brief statement - outlining the reasons for your interest and what you would bring to the board. A short skills matrix will then have to be completed to assist with the selection process.