The SLIC Digital Champions group was set up in 2013 to help promote digital participation in public libraries. The network includes representatives from all of Scotland’s 32 local authorities who meet four times a year throughout Scotland.

The aim of the group is to share the latest digital innovations in public library services and give our Champions the chance to discuss their ongoing projects and ideas.

The Role of Digital Champions

SLIC Digital Champions not only promote and support digital innovation, they lead on the implementation of national digital programmes at local level.

A key factor of this is supporting the digital elements of Ambition and Opportunity: A Strategy for Public Libraries in Scotland 2015-2020. Our Champions share and embed best practice across library services, cascading training and information with relevant colleagues.

Digital Champions Meet Ups

The Digital Champions group meets four times a year in various locations throughout Scotland. These all-day events are designed to offer direction and support and include activities such as presentations on digital developments, workshops and panel discussions.

Past events have included presentations on the benefits of Chatbots, Code Clubs in libraries, 3D printing, digital skills training, open data, digital maker spaces, Wikimedians, digital literacy and online safety to name but a few.

The Latest Digital Champions Meet Up

Below you will find presentations from the latest Digital Champions meeting which was held in June 2017. We update this section regularly after every meeting to help our Digital Champions promote digital innovations throughout their library networks.