Libraries & Information Literacy

This week on our blog SLIC Board Member Abi Mawhirt talks about the importance of information literacy and the role professionals have to play in helping people make informed decisions in the modern world.

Edinburgh Explorers

This month on the PLIF blog Diane Yule from Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services talks about their Edinburgh Explorers project, which received money from our fund in 2016.

Adventure Time At The Library

Would-be explorers can bag themselves an adventure in their local library this year thanks to a new Read Write Count campaign.

The World’s Endangered Digital Species Revealed

A ‘Bit List’ of the world’s endangered digital species has been unveiled to mark International Digital Preservation Day. Data, software and storage methods like digital photos, radio recordings and even the digital records of local public authorities all feature on the critical list which reveals the digital material most at risk of extinction.

Onwards & Upwards for Library Film Clubs

This week on the SLIC Blog our Film Education Manager Louise Donoghue talks about the progress of the SLIC film clubs and their success over the last year.

Scottish Libraries Could Improve Health Literacy

Scotland’s libraries have a clear role in improving the country’s health literacy. According to a new action plan by the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland, libraries have the potential to link people to useful sources of health and care information.

Scotland’s Libraries Back Book Week Scotland 2017

Scotland’s public libraries will host hundreds of free author events this week as the sixth Book Week Scotland 2017 gets underway.

Wikimedian in Residence: Hidden Gems & Community Heritage

Our Wikimedian in Residence Sara Thomas gives us a whirlwind update in this week's SLIC blog, giving us the highlights of her first few months with the Scottish Library and Information Council.

New 'One Card' pilot launched

A new ‘One Card’ library card was launched today giving library users across five different local authority areas access to over 120 libraries.

SLIC Events Season

On the SLIC blog this week our Funding and Events Manager Lorna Watt talks about our busy events season and the opening of our annual Innovation and Development Fund.

Apply to the SLIC Innovation & Development Fund

We are now actively seeking Innovation and Development Fund applications from our member libraries throughout Scotland.

Farewell SLIC

In his final week with the Scottish Library and Information Council Gordon Hunt talks about his time as Chair of SLIC and current developments in Scottish libraries.