Appointment of Board Members to the Scottish Library and Information Council

The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) is seeking to appoint new members to its Board. The appointments are for three years and will run from November 2020.

Information about the Scottish Library and Information Council

SLIC is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information related matters. It is a registered charity and an independent company. It is also a membership organisation representing the interests of public, academic, FE College and special interest libraries within Scotland. The organisation has been going through a period of growth, delivering a range of projects and initiatives on behalf of the Scottish Government and partner organisations.

Board Responsibilities

The Board meets four times a year in addition to the AGM. Board members are expected to serve on a sub-committee which would involve a commitment of up to another three days. Board meetings alternate between Dundee and Glasgow. It may be possible to participate in the Board meetings via video link.
The Board provides strategic direction and oversight. Major policy decisions are made at Board level drawing on information provided by the Chief Executive and senior management team. The decisions of the Board are actioned through the Chief Executive and senior management team of the organisation. Please note the appointments are on a voluntary basis however reasonable out of pocket expenses will be paid.

Download the SLIC Board Information Pack and find out more about SLIC by visiting our About Us pages.

Expressions of Interest

SLIC particularly welcomes expressions of interest from individuals with experience in human resources and organisational development, although a general interest in libraries is also relevant.

Applications from groups which are currently under-represented including, disabled people and those from black and minority ethnic communities would be particularly welcome.

Expressions of interest should take the form of a CV together with a brief statement outlining the reasons for your interest and what you would bring to the Board.

Interested parties will be asked to complete a short skills matrix to assist with the selection process.

Informal enquiries about Board membership can be made via email to Pamela Tulloch, Chief Executive

Expressions of interest should be emailed to the Chief Executive at applications@scottishlibraries.org no later than

12 noon on Friday 21st August 2020.