School Library Developments

SLIC's Head of Policy & Projects Gillian Daly talks this week about the new School Library Improvement Fund and the latest developments for school libraries.

New School Library Fund Launched

A new School Library Improvement Fund has been launched by the Scottish Government, allocating £1 million to improve school libraries over the next three years.

High Life Highland hosts Austrian Librarian

In August this year High Life Highland Libraries invited Austrian Librarian Astrid Neureiter to visit and take a tour of their mobile library services. For four days Astrid shadowed local librarians as they travelled through some of the most remote mobile routes in Scotland. Next year, a group of librarians from High Life Highland will travel to Austria to find out more about the services they offer. Here, Astrid talks about her unique experience.

Wikimedian Joins SLIC

In August this year Sara Thomas joined the SLIC team as the first ever Wikimedian in Residence for Scottish Public Libraries. Here she talks about her role and upcoming plans for the future.

ANGUSalive libraries - Collaborative Practices

In this month's PLIF blog Children and Families Development Officer Sylvia Main talks about supporting the literacy learning needs of emergent readers in Angus.

Government Funding for School Libraries

The Scottish Government is introducing a national School Library Improvement Fund, in support and recognition of the role school libraries play in improving attainment. The creation of the Fund was announced yesterday as part of A Nation with Ambition, The Government’s Programme for Scotland 2017 – 2018.

Inside Film

In 2016 the Scottish Library and Information Council started an innovative film project in partnership with Falkirk Libraries and Her Majesty’s Young Offenders Institution Polmont. Here Simon Bateson talks about the Inside Film project and the progress being made.

Pop Up Inverclyde

This week Outreach Librarian Alison Nolan from Inverclyde Libraries talks about their innovative Pop Up Inverclyde project which is helping to extend the reach of the Library Service throughout the Inverclyde community.

The Age of Social Media

On the SLIC blog this week our Content & Communications Officer Karen Pepin talks about the rise of social media and how libraries can join our #PhotoFriday campaign.

Partnership, Partnership, Partnership!

On the SLIC blog this week our CEO Pamela Tulloch talks about the importance of partnership working and the breadth of work SLIC undertakes.

Win a trip to Internet Librarian International

Want to share your latest library innovations with the rest of the world? Then it’s time to tell the Scottish Library and Information Council all about your bright ideas.

The Cafe Workshop @ Aberdeen Central Library

Since 2006 the Public Library Improvement Fund (PLIF) has been supporting creative and innovative library projects throughout Scotland. Starting today, we'll be taking a look at previous awards winners on the first Wednesday of every month. Here is Library Operations Manager John Grant talking about the new Cafe Workshop @ Aberdeen Central Library, which has enabled members of the public to explore emerging technologies and the creative arts.