Partnership working is an increasingly important aspect of our work as an advocacy and advisory body.

Developing relationships with key agencies allows us to maximise the support available to the library and information community.

Partners include:


ALMA-UK is a voluntary cross-nation partnership, dedicated to enhancing the public value of archives, libraries and museums UK wide. Our most recent work with ALMA-UK involved developing a return on investment (ROI) model for public libraries. The Econ …

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The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) and BBC Scotland have signed a strategic partnership to enhance the range of services offered from public libraries. Under the partnership agreement, both parties will aim to deliver two initiatives p …

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Digital Champions

The Digital Champions network includes representatives from all of Scotland’s 32 local authorities. The group is responsible for promoting digital participation through libraries.

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Early Years Strategy Group

The Libraries Early Years Strategy Group recognises Libraries as Scottish Book Trust’s main partner in the Bookbug Programme. The group provides a forum for discussion and consultation between Scottish Book Trust and Libraries about the strategic devel …

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Association of Public Libraries Scotland

We meet regularly with the Association of Public Libraries Scotland. APLS represents all 32 local authorities and we work closely with the Association on a number of different areas. These include strategy development, quality, standards and assessment …

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Reader Development Network

SLIC has helped to establish a network of Reader Development Coordinators across Scotland’s 32 public library services. This initiative aimed to promote and support good practice at a national level. Since implementation in 2002, SLIC has continued to …

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The Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (SCURL) is the principal association of University and research libraries in Scotland and has been working collaboratively and cross-sectorally for over 30 years. The current membership of …

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Literature Alliance Scotland

Literature Alliance Scotland (LAS) is the collective voice for literature and languages in Scotland, and works for their advancement in every aspect of our national life. LAS is Scotland’s largest network for literature and languages, bringing together …

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Scotland’s Towns Partnership

Scotland’s Towns Partnership is Scotland’s largest towns’ collective; representing and promoting the diversity of our towns and places, and supporting those organisations and groups that have an interest in or ownership of them. Our role is to act as a …

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