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, Further Education, Health and special interest libraries within Scotland.
The Board meets three 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 have been online and in person in recent times.
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.
As Board members will be directors of the organisation applicants must:
- be at least 16 years old
- not be an undischarged bankrupt
- not be a disqualified director
Further information about SLIC can be found on our About Us pages.
The SLIC Board Information Pack also contains more details about the role of Board Members.
Please note the appointments are on a voluntary basis however reasonable out of pocket expenses will be paid.
SLIC particularly welcomes expressions of interest from individuals with management experience to help develop the organisation. A general interest in libraries is also relevant. Applications from groups which are currently underrepresented including those living with a disability 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 to Pamela Tulloch, Chief Executive, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Expressions of interest should be emailed to Pamela Tulloch, Chief Executive at email@example.com no later than
12 noon, Friday 15th July 2022.