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Information for Wellbeing Course Launched

A new Information for Wellbeing Course is now available to all library and third sector staff – helping their readiness to provide information for wellbeing services.

Keep the Heid and Read! National Success

Scotland’s first ever national reading moment Keep the Heid and Read! has been hailed a resounding success with nearly 75,000 readers pledging to read over 456,000 minutes between them.

Support for Ukrainian Colleagues

SLIC fully supports the Joint European Declaration from EBLIDA, NAPLE and Public Libraries 2030 in response to the appeal launched by the Ukrainian Library Association.

'Keep the Heid and Read!' Launched

A new Scotland-wide reading initiative called 'Keep the Heid and Read!' has been announced to inspire and encourage people to read every day to boost their mental health and wellbeing.

Publishing & Libraries Day 2022

It's time to book your place for Publishing and Libraries Day 2022 which takes place virtually on Wednesday March 9th between 11am and 2pm.

CILIPS 2022 Annual Conference

SLIC is now accepting bursary applications to attend this year’s CILIPS 2022 Annual Conference.

Read For Empathy 2022 Book Collection Announced

The Read For Empathy 2022 Book Collection has been announced to help librarians, teachers and parents prepare for Empathy Day 2022.

Gaelic Version of NLS Search Service Now Available

The National Library of Scotland has made its search service available to use in Gaelic.

The Art That Made Us Festival 2022

Scottish libraries are being encouraged to take part in a new BBC Arts project which celebrates the cultural history of the British Isles.

Scotland's Year of Stories 2022

Libraries across Scotland are being urged to take part in Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 celebrating the wealth of stories inspired by, written, or created in Scotland.

2021 - Another Year Like No Other

This week on the SLIC blog SLIC CEO Pamela Tulloch talks about the progress made in 2021 and the many achievements made despite difficult times.

Book Week Scotland 2021

To mark the start of this year’s Book Week Scotland, Marc Lambert, CEO of Scottish Book Trust, talks about his life-long love of libraries and Book Week Scotland’s #ILoveMyLibrary campaign.

Maddie Is Online

On the SLIC blog this week we focus on the Maddie is Online project, funded through the School Library Improvement Fund in 2020. The project explores young people’s development of digital literacy and their resilience.

Building Better Readers

This week on the SLIC blog we look at the Building Better Readers project, created by the North Ayrshire Libraries and funded through the School Library Improvement Fund (SLIF).

Scottish Libraries Celebrate Communities with Fun Palaces

Libraries across Scotland are encouraging people to connect with each other this weekend by taking part in a series of Fun Palaces celebrations.

Six Services Shortlisted for SLIC Award 2021

Six public library services have been shortlisted for the 2021 SLIC Award, which celebrates the outstanding efforts of librarians and library staff to improve service experience.

SLIF 2021 Now Open

The School Library Improvement Fund (SLIF) 2021 is now open for applications with a share of £200,000 available to Scottish schools and nurseries.

Looking Beyond Google

This week on the SLIC blog we take a look at the 'Looking Beyond the Google’ project which was supported by the School Library Improvement Fund (SLIF) in 2018.

Community Stories Fund Now Open

Libraries can now apply to the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund to help shine a light on the cultural heritage of Scotland’s communities.

Hold The Front Page - it's the EDITOR!

A joint venture between the University of Edinburgh Library and the University of Virginia School of Law has enjoyed international success. The project was funded by SLIC's Resource Discovery Fund (RDF).

Introducing The SLIC Sessions

As part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations we have launched The SLIC Sessions. Here SLIC’s Head of Programme Lindsey Henderson talks about what the Sessions will bring and how to book your spot.

Time to Apply to the #COP26Conversations Fund

SLIC is encouraging Scottish libraries to apply to the new #COP26Conversations Fund before applications close on Friday July 30th at 5pm.

Be Herd: A SLIF Project on Mental Health

This week on the SLIC blog we look at Whitburn Academy's Be Herd: The Elephant in the Room project which was funded by the School Library Improvement Fund (SLIF) in 2018.

Escape Connect Relate

Today we look at the City of Edinburgh’s Escape Connect Relate project – a Bibliotherapy initiative supported by the School Library Improvement Fund (SLIF) in 2018.

SLIF Project Wins Major Award

A school library project supported by the School Library Improvement Fund (SLIF) has been named a National Winner at the First Minister’s Reading Challenge Awards 2020-2021.

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