At SLIC we work with a wide range of organisations to support the library and information community. By developing relationships with key agencies, we are better placed to drive innovation in libraries and ultimately enrich lives.
In this section you will find information about some of the formal and informal partnerships we are engaged in.
The Association of Public Libraries Scotland has representation from all 32 of the country’s local authorities. SLIC works closely with APLS in areas such as strategy development, quality standards and assessment.
SLIC works closely with Carnegie UK Trust on a number of initiatives. This has included the formation of Scotland's first national strategy for public libraries and the Future Libraries Hackathon.
During 2017 SLIC delivered country-wide Code Club Training for librarians in partnership with Code Club Scotland. The charity introduces and supports Code Clubs for Children.
The Digital Champions group was set up by SLIC to help promote digital participation in public libraries. The network includes representatives from all of Scotland’s 32 local authorities. The group meets four times a year in various locations.
SLIC is a member of Literature Alliance Scotland and we work together on various campaigns. LAS is Scotland’s largest network for literature and languages at home and abroad.
LAS are responsible for developing the online search tools Find a Book Festival – a calendar of the 50+ book and literature festivals across Scotland - and Literary Celebrations – a list of the national literary days and the big anniversaries of Scottish authors, their works and other significant literature-related events to mark.
SLIC collaborates with Publishing Scotland on various projects including their annual Book Cover Design Competition. The membership body is a network for trade, training and development.
SLIC works with Scotland's Town Partnership to raise the profile of libraries as key venues in our towns and communities. Scotland’s Town Partnership represents and promotes the diversity of towns and places.
SLIC funds and contributes to the Scottish Confederation of University & Research Libraries, which has been working across the sector for over 30 years. Through SCURL we support the development of further and higher education libraries.