12th February 2010 | PLIF, PLQIM | Aberdeenshire, Argyll and Bute, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Falkirk, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Moray, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian

Aberdeenshire

Wi-fi hardware to increase customer access to free broadband. Awarded: GBP 20,000.

Argyll and Bute, Falkirk, Glasgow Life, Inverclyde, Moray, Perth and Kinross and West Lothian

To develop a consortium to implement smartLINK – efficiency in book procurement, to ensure that a wide range of stock is available for library users. Awarded: GBP 120,000.

East Lothian

To implement Accelerated Readers in Public Libraries – promoting reading to young people to develop confident individuals and readers. Awarded: GBP 5,000

East Renfrewshire

To provide self service and RFID facilities in East Renfrewshire Libraries. Awarded: GBP 23,500

Falkirk, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian and Glasgow Life

A collaborative project to establish book groups for the visually impaired. Awarded: GBP 19,200

Highland

Towards staff training to improve product knowledge for front-line staff. Awarded: GBP 3,500

Stirling and East Dunbartonshire

To provide a hosted, consortial library management system. Awarded: GBP 60,000..

West Dunbartonshire

Digital Information: Driving Community Participation – provision of software for community engagement. Awarded: GBP 21,000.

West Lothian

To provide West Lothian with express self service and RFID at Fauldhouse and Armadale. Awarded: GBP 18,000

AskScotland

For Ask Scotland, a new national virtual reference service which provides users with access to library resources and collections. Awarded: GBP 90,000.

Scottish reading promotion

To develop a national project to promote reading and support the literacy action plan. Awarded: GBP 20,000.

Advocacy

To link PLIF to local authority Single Outcome Agreements. Awarded: GBP 30,000.
For PLIF impact research. Awarded: GBP 10,000.
The 15 projects were awarded a total of GBP 440,200.