The Scottish Library and Information Council: A History

The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) was formed in 1991 as the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information matters.

SLIC provides a leadership focus for library and information services in Scotland, offering guidance, funding and support to our members. This includes all of Scotland's public library services, school libraries, higher education institutions, further education colleges, health libraries and special interest libraries.

To help celebrate 30 years of progress Board Member Professor Peter Reid has produced a short history of SLIC. His paper covers areas such as how SLIC was formed and governance as well as standards, strategies and early initiatives.   

Download his paper, 'Ambition & Opportunity: thirty years of the Scottish Library and Information Council', to learn more about the development of SLIC over the last thirty years. 

History of SLIC