Ian Ruthven

Chair of SLIC

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

Alison is Interim Associate Director for Collections and Research at the National Library of Scotland. She is Vice-Chair of SLIC and chairs the Funding Sub Committee.

Kathleen has worked in public libraries for over 30 years. She has a MA in Children's Literature and has worked extensively in children’s & young people’s library services and information & reader development services.

Amina Shah is the National Librarian and Chief Executive of the National Library of Scotland. She has 25 years of experience in a wide range of executive and non-exec roles in libraries and the arts sector in Scotland.

Andrew is the Head of Communities and Libraries at Glasgow Life.

Maisie is a S6 pupil at Jordanhill School in Glasgow. Having spent a work placement at Glasgow Women’s library, she has a passion for all things library related and a strong belief in the important role they play in society. 

Jonathan is a qualified lawyer with an MBA and through varied roles has experience with companies of all sizes in the private sector as well as academia, local and national government.

Jill Reid is the Information Services Manager at North East Scotland College (NESCol), managing three campus libraries in Aberdeen & Fraserburgh. She is also the Chair of College Development Network’s Librarians' and Information Services Network.

Richmond Davies is the Head of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care, and Data Protection Officer (DPO) at Public Health Scotland which is part of NHS Scotland. He has over 25 years of experience working for NHS Scotland and holds a PhD in Library and Information Science.

Robert Ruthven is the Director of Library Services at Glasgow Caledonian University and has over 25 years of experience the library sector.

Gary Cameron is a Senior Policy Manager within the Scottish Government's Community Justice Division. Prior to taking this role he was the Director of Strategy within Creative Scotland, the national agency for the arts, screen and creative industries.

Robin has been involved in the IT sector for over 30 years mostly in sales, marketing and professional services. in 2014 he set up Abergower Ltd which helps clients implement digital transformation strategies.

Robert is Principal Consultant at Acorn Learning Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Anna McInnes has 15 years of experience working libraries across sectors and in different countries. She is currently a Senior Sales Engineer for Innovative Interfaces, a provider of library software and services.