Funding and Events Update

In this week’s blog, SLIC’s Funding and Events Manager Lorna Watt talks about recent SLIC events and funding updates.

School Library Fund Opens for Bids

Scotland’s Deputy First Minister John Swinney has launched the second round of bidding for a national funding programme aimed at improving school library services.

Libraries Encouraged to Help Glasgow TedxYouth Conference Reach Out

As part of the Year of Young People 2018, libraries are encouraged to get involved in making Glasgow's first TedxYouth conference accessible to a wider audience.

Uncovering Muriel Spark

This week on the SLIC blog our Project Officer Sarah Harmon talks about her involvement in the centenary year of Scottish writer Muriel Spark, and her appreciation of Spark's writing.

Telling the Library Story

In this week’s blog, SLIC’s Company Secretary Ken McKinlay reflects on his own career in the sector within the context of the wider, social importance of libraries.

Call for Responses: Young Scot Survey

SLIC has been working with Young Scot on a co-design project to gather the views of young people on libraries as part of the refresh of Ambition and Opportunity: A National Strategy for Public Libraries. The co-design project, titled The Next Chapter, is being coordinated in line with the Year of Young People 2018.

The Lost Poets of Scotland

In this week's SLIC blog, our Wikimedian in Residence Sara Thomas talks about a recent Editathon held at the Scottish Poetry Library, which sought to improve the representation of Scottish female poets.

High Voltage – Young Volunteers in Libraries

In this month's PLIF blog, Jenny Murdoch from High Life Highland Libraries reflects on their successful ‘High Voltage’ project.

Librarians Getting Their Dewey

In the SLIC blog this week, Board member Donald Maclean reflects on the varied portrayal of librarians in film, from the Batman Series to Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

Carnegie Library Lab: Open for Applications

In this week’s SLIC blog, Rachel Heydecker from the Carnegie UK Trust talks about exciting opportunities for librarians with the new round of Library Lab open for applications.

Getting the Right Information Every Time

In this week’s SLIC blog, Jane Milne (Customer Services Manager at Midlothian Council and Health and Wellbeing Lead for Public Library Strategy) and Dr Ann Wales (Programme Manager for Knowledge and Decision Support, Scottish Government Digital Health and Care Division) reflect on the crucial part libraries are playing and can play in improving health and wellbeing.

Glasgow Libraries - Community Language Engagement

On the PLIF blog this month Sally Clegg, Principal Librarian with Glasgow Libraries, talks about their successful 2017 PLIF project which looked at breaking down barriers some non-English speaking library customers face.

Coming Soon, Co-working at the Library

On the SLIC blog this week, Head of Policy & Projects Gillian Daly talks about exciting new opportunities to develop co-working hubs in Scottish libraries.

Chair Appointed to lead School Library Strategy

Martina McChrystal, Director of Library Services at the University of Glasgow, has been appointed as Chair of the National School Library Strategy Advisory Group.

Public Libraries Join Forces With NHS

Scottish public libraries could play a key role in improving the health and wellbeing of the population.