Engaging people through “Engaging Libraries”

This week on the SLIC blog Rachel Heydecker, Policy and Development Officer with Carnegie UK Trust talks about their Engaging Libraries programme which funded two projects based in Scotland.

Supporting SLIC Members

This week on the SLIC blog CEO Pamela Tulloch talks about the different ways SLIC supports our membership including funding opportunities and bursaries.

Book Connections: Intergenerational Reading Through SLIF

In the first blog concentrating on the School Library Improvement Fund (SLIF) Aberdeen City Libraries talk about their successful Book Connections project which used Intergenerational Reading at Dyce Academy to improve reading levels and self-confidence.

New Hub for Business Entrepreneurs

A new business hub aimed at inspiring and supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses is open for membership at the Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries.

Real Futures - A PLIF project

This month's Public Library Improvement Fund blog is written by Yvonne Barclay from Aberdeen City Libraries, Project Manager of Reel Futures.

Dunfermline Coworking Open To Members

Are you a Fife-based entrepreneur or micro-business looking for the perfect office space? Then joining the Scottish Coworking Network Dunfermline...

Our Year Ahead

In this week's SLIC blog Head Of Programme Lindsey Henderson talks about the exciting year ahead and what's in store for Scottish libraries.

SLIC Bursaries - CILIPS Conference 2019

SLIC has a limited number of bursaries available for the CILIPS Conference 2019, which takes place in June - apply today!

1Lib1Ref 2019

Get involved in 1Lib1Ref - Wikipedia's annual campaign to get more librarians involved in editing Wikipedia.

Referencing Week at the University of Strathclyde: Space ships and oil rigs, LEGO® and laughter

During the recent, and first, Referencing Week at the University of Strathclyde Library, students learned important lessons about how and when to reference and they did so with smiles on their faces. How? By using LEGO® bricks. In this week's blog, Faculty Librarians Sarah Kevill and Lorna McNally explain how it worked.

Libraries "perfect" venue for quality gigs - this week's blog

With the latest round of awards from SLIC’s Public Library Improvement Fund (PLIF) announced yesterday, this week's blog is from Inverclyde Cultural Services Manager Alana Ward, highlighting the successful Library Live project, which previously received PLIF funding.

£450,000 Funding for Scotland's Public Libraries

Nine public library projects in Scotland have received a share of a £450,000 fund to support the transformation and modernisation of services through innovation and creativity.

‘The Next Chapter’ for Libraries

Over the course of the year, SLIC has been working closely with Young Scot on a co-design project involving a panel of young people in creating, designing and delivering recommendations based on their perceptions of libraries.

Research to Explore Value of Mobile Libraries

The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) has commissioned research to examine the value and impact of mobile library services.

Trustees' Week - a blog from Ken McKinlay

To mark Trustees' Week, this week's blog features SLIC trustees. Here, Ken McKinlay outlines the changing role of the trustee.