Ian Ruthven

Chair of the Scottish Library & Information Council

Ian is Professor of Information Seeking and Retrieval at the University of Strathclyde Information School.

Ken McKinlay

Company Secretary

Ken has almost 40 years of experience in local government and worked as the head of various departments before becoming Head of Service for East Renfrewshire Council. He is the current Company Secretary of the SLIC board.



Sha is the art director & publisher at BHP Comics, Scotland's only graphic novel publisher. He produces Glasgow Comic Con, Edinburgh Comic Art Festival and is the founding chair of the Scottish Independent Comic Book Alliance (SICBA)

Abigail’s library sector experience has spanned public, Further Education and Higher Education. She currently manages the People and Organisational Development team at Dundee and Angus College.

Peter is the Professor of Librarianship at Robert Gordon University and a leading authority of library management. He is a past Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland (CILIPS).

Fiona is the Libraries, Customer & Culture Senior Manager with ANGUSalive. Her responsibilities include the management of libraries, museums and galleries as well as ACCESS offices – Angus Council’s face-to-face customer contact service.

Ann is the Programme Director for Knowledge Management in NHS Education for Scotland, leading strategic development of knowledge management in the health and social care system. She currently combines her NHS role with two commissions from the Scottish Government.

Fiona has broad experience of the Scottish public library sector and is Chair of the Association of Public Libraries in Scotland (APLS). She is currently the Library & Information Services Manager with Aberdeen City Council.

John Scally is the National Librarian and Chief Executive of the National Library of Scotland – one of the world’s leading centres for the study of Scotland and the Scots. As well as being a SLIC Board Member, he is also a member of the British Library Advisory Council.

Kate is the Head of Technical Data Products at Sainsbury’s Bank, where she spends her time driving the vision and strategy behind their data infrastructure and curation efforts.

Alison is Head of Learning Resources at The Glasgow School of Art and the former Chair of the Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (SCURL)

Eleanor began her career as a college librarian in England before moving to book retail. Working for book chains Dillons, Ottakar's and Waterstones over a 20-year span, Eleanor then worked for Publishing Scotland - the network, trade and development body for the book publishing sector in Scotland.

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