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 2021.

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, Further Education 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 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 alternate between Dundee and Glasgow.

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.

Please note the appointments are on a voluntary basis however reasonable out of pocket expenses will be paid.

Expressions of Interest

SLIC particularly welcomes expressions of interest from individuals with experience in digital technologies, although 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 .

Expressions of interest should be emailed to Pamela Tulloch, Chief Executive at no later than 12 noon, Friday 30th July 2021.