In 2016 SLIC awarded over £30,000 through the Innovation and Development Fund. Three institutions received funding to help support new and innovative library projects. Dundee and Angus College received £3,500 for research into Further Education Standards, The Glasgow School of Art created a new Zine Collection with their award of £1,675 while the Scottish Poetry Library was awarded £26,084 for These Foolish Things – an innovative project involving libraries and care homes.

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Dundee and Angus College received £3,500 for research into Further Education Standards. The project was split into two phases – researching current FE landscapes, roles and responsibilities (Phase 1) and building into sector-led FE standards (Phase 2). 

 

The Glasgow School of Art created a new Zine Collection with their award of £1,675. The project aimed to develop a sustainable inclusive and publically accessible collection. The GSA library also ran workshops for students and the general public.

 

In 2016 the Scottish Poetry Library was awarded £26,084 for These Foolish Things – an innovative project involving libraries and care homes. The project involved creating a ‘library’ of vintage objects and used poetry and stories to work with older groups in the community.