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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.

Ambitious Memories Project for Scottish Libraries

A new Scotland-wide libraries reminiscence project has been launched, bringing people from all walks of life together. Already 24 library services are taking part - creating Memories Groups across the country.

SLIC Wins Share of The Circular Future Fund

SLIC has been awarded a share of the John Lewis Partnership’s £1M Circular Future Fund to create up to 10 Lend & Mend Hubs in selected Scottish public libraries.

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.

The Engaging Libraries Programme

Rachel Heydecker, Policy and Development Officer with Carnegie UK talks about their Engaging Libraries programme which included 4 Scottish public library services.

Engaging the Public with Research: A Toolkit

Carnegie UK and Libraries Connected have developed a new toolkit through learning from the Engaging Libraries programme.

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.

Bannockburn Library Receives Major Refurbishment

Bannockburn Library has undergone an extensive refurbishment as part of a £1.2million regeneration project. The refurbishment includes the development of Stirling’s first ‘Makerspace’ facility,

Helping People with Dementia Discover Playlist for Life

Michelle Armstrong-Surgenor, Executive Director of Playlist for Life, talks about how libraries can help people with dementia discover the soundtrack of their lives.

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.

Libraries Help Roll Out Distance Aware Scheme

Scottish Public libraries are providing Distance Aware badges and lanyards as part of a new initiative designed to respect the space of others.

New Seed Library for Perth & Kinross

Culture Perth & Kinross Libraries and Perthshire Organic Gardeners have launched a new community initiative which aims to increase sustainability as well as health & wellbeing.

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.

New Wellbeing Kit for Scottish Public Libraries

The Association of Public Libraries in Scotland (APLS) has developed a new toolkit to help public library services promote the contribution they make to wellbeing.

East Lothian Library Service Wins First Annual SLIC Award

East Lothian and Inverclyde library services have been recognised as exceptional services by the Scottish Library and Information Council, with East Lothian being awarded the inaugural SLIC Award 2021.

Minister Celebrates Mobile Libraries Day 2021

MSP Jenny Gilruth joined in Mobile Libraries Day 2021 celebrations yesterday by hoping onboard a mobile library to discuss the vital role they play in Scotland’s communities.

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.

Scottish Public Libraries & Climate Beacons for COP26

This week on the SLIC blog we look at two Climate Beacons for COP26 projects which involve Scottish library services.

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.

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