Ian Ruthven

Chair of the Scottish Library and Information Council

Ian is Professor of Information Seeking and Retrieval at the University of Strathclyde Information School.

Alison Stevenson

Vice-Chair of the Scottish Library and Information Council

Alison is Interim Associate Director for Collections and Research at the National Library of Scotland. She is Vice-Chair of SLIC and chairs the Funding Sub Committee.

Craig Vickery

The Scottish Library and Information Council Treasurer

Craig is an independent consultant and trainer specialising in skills development, international relationships, and building sustainable business.

 

Gary Cameron is a Senior Policy Manager within the Scottish Government's Community Justice Division. Prior to taking this role he was the Director of Strategy within Creative Scotland, the national agency for the arts, screen and creative industries.

Richmond Davies is the Head of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care, and Data Protection Officer (DPO) at Public Health Scotland which is part of NHS Scotland. He has over 25 years of experience working for NHS Scotland and holds a PhD in Library and Information Science.

Jill Leishman is the Information Services Manager at North East Scotland College (NESCol), managing three campus libraries in Aberdeen & Fraserburgh. She is also the Chair of College Development Network’s Librarians' and Information Services Network.

Anna McInnes has 15 years of experience working libraries across sectors and in different countries. She is the Highlands & Islands Area Lead for the Cities and Local Growth Unit - part of the UK Government’s Department of Levelling Up.

Lindsay McKrell is current Chair of the Association of Public Libraries in Scotland and Team Leader for Libraries and Archives with Stirling Council.  She has worked in public libraries for thirty years and has a PhD in Library Studies.

David McMenemy is Senior Lecturer in Information Studies at the University of Glasgow. He has over twenty years of experience in academia. Before this, David spent 15 years working in public libraries.

Kathleen has worked in public libraries for over 30 years. She has a MA in Children's Literature and has worked extensively in children’s & young people’s library services and information & reader development services.

Aileen is currently Senior Policy & Advocacy Officer (Scotland) for Hospice UK. Her professional background is in IT. From 2012-2022 Aileen was a local councillor and spent three years as Leader of Argyll and Bute Council. 

Richard is the Director of the Library and Learning Centre at the University of Dundee. His career in information management began in the Life Sciences discipline as a scientist and lecturer.

 

Amina Shah is the National Librarian and Chief Executive of the National Library of Scotland. She has 25 years of experience in a wide range of executive and non-exec roles in libraries and the arts sector in Scotland.

Maisie is a S6 pupil at Jordanhill School in Glasgow. Having spent a work placement at Glasgow Women’s library, she has a passion for all things library related and a strong belief in the important role they play in society. 

Robert is Principal Consultant at Acorn Learning Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Jonathan is a qualified lawyer with an MBA and through varied roles has experience with companies of all sizes in the private sector as well as academia, local and national government.