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The 2022 SLIC Awards Winners

East Lothian Library Services and Inverclyde Libraries have both been recognised for their outstanding contributions to their local communities at the 2022 SLIC Awards.

Shortlist Announced For SLIC Award

Six leading library services across Scotland have been shortlisted for the 2022 SLIC Awards during UK Libraries Week.

School Library Improvement Fund 2022 Open

Applications for the School Library Improvement Fund 2022 are now open.

UK Information Workforce Survey 2022

Library Information Services workers are being encouraged to fill out the UK Information Workforce Survey 2022.

SLIC Awards Now Open

Applications for the SLIC Awards 2022 are now officially open, with every member of the Scottish Library and Information Council able to apply.

Big Scottish Book Club Returns

The Big Scottish Book Club is back for a fourth series and producers are now looking for Scottish book lovers to get involved.

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.