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New Year, New Blog

This week on the SLIC blog our Project Officer Rachael Laburn talks about the exciting progress of the new National Strategy for School Libraries and the refresh of Scotland's Public Library Strategy.

Collaboration & Support: National Strategy for School Libraries

In the SLIC blog this week our Project Officer Sarah Harmon talks about joining SLIC and the range of exciting projects she's currently working on.

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.

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.


The Scottish Library and Information Council has been shortlisted in the Film Society of the Year Awards for its innovative Film Education in Libraries project.

Community Connections

In this month's PLIF Blog Gillian Hamilton from East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Libraries talks about their successul Community Connections project.

Internet Librarian International 2017

This week SLIC's Head of Policy & Projects Gillian Daly talks about her recent trip to Internet Librarian International in London.

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.

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.

Ambition & Opportunity Progress

SLIC Policy Officer Scott Fraser talks about the ongoing progress of Ambition & Opportunity this week, focusing on Strategic Aims 3 and 5 of Scotland's first national strategy for public libraries.

SLIC in Argentina!

Gillian Daly, our Head of Policy & Projects, has recently returned from a funded study tour in Argentina to share the approach public libraries in Scotland are taking to improve service delivery. In this week's blog she talks about her experience.