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Deputy First Minister Visits School Library Mental Health Project

Deputy First Minister John Swinney visited The Royal High, Edinburgh last week to learn about an innovative school library project and see the impact of the School Library Improvement Fund (SLIF).

Get Online Week 2019

It’s the start of Get Online Week 2019 – a week-long celebration which encourages everyone to take part in the digital world.

Stornoway MakerSpace

This month on the PLIF blog Kathleen Milne from Eilean Siar Libraries talks about the development of their new MakerSpace area in Stornoway Library.

SLIC and Alliance Health & Wellbeing Event

A joint Health & Wellbeing event takes place between SLIC and the ALLIANCE today, sealing the recent partnership agreement between the two organisations.

Libraries Week 2019

Libraries Week 2019 kicks off today celebrating the role of libraries in the digital world.

SLIF Blog - Falkirk Council

This week on the SLIF blog we talk to Falkirk Council about their successful 2017 SLIF project which focused on pupils with English as an Additional Language.

Maths Week Scotland 2019

Today is the start of Maths Week Scotland – the annual week-long event celebrated throughout the country.

Cyber Essentials Accreditation for SLIC

The Scottish Library and Information Council has gained Cyber Essentials accreditation, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to cyber security.

SLIC Conversation Cafe at the Scottish Learning Festival

SLIC will once again be exhibiting at this year’s Scottish Learning Festival, providing a Conversation Café for delegates.

£200,000 Funding Award Shared by Scottish Libraries

Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, has today announced the winning bids of this year’s Public Library Improvement Fund.

Exciting Times for School Libraries

This week on the SLIC blog our Business Support Officer Louise Cooper talks about the current round of the School Library Improvement Fund and the first year of the School Library strategy Vibrant Libraries, Thriving Schools.

Girls Who Code in Scotland

Encouraging more women into computer science is the aim of one the key speakers at SLIC’s September Digital Champions meeting.

Funding boost for Scotland’s School Libraries

Scotland’s school libraries are being transformed with the support of a dedicated national programme aimed at improving literacy and boosting educational attainment.

The 4-4-2 Reading Challenge Kicks Off

The 4-4-2 Reading Challenge launched at Thorn Primary School in Johnstone today with a record number of Scottish public libraries taking part.

East Lothian Literacy Festival - A SLIF Project

This month on the SLIF blog we take a look at the first East Lothian Literacy Festival, which was funded through the School Library Improvement Fund.