The Scottish Library & Information Council: A History

SLIC is 30 by Prof Peter ReidThe Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) was formed in 1991 as the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information matters.

SLIC provides a leadership focus for library and information services in Scotland, offering guidance, funding and support to our members. This includes all of Scotland's public library services, school libraries, higher education institutions, further education colleges, health libraries and special interest libraries.

To help celebrate 30 years of progress Board Member Professor Peter Reid has produced a short history of SLIC. His paper covers areas such as how SLIC was formed and governance as well as standards, strategies and early initiatives.   

Download his paper, 'Ambition & Opportunity: thirty years of the Scottish Library and Information Council', to learn more about the development of SLIC over the last thirty years. 

SLIC 30th Anniversary Video Series

How has the Scottish Library & Information Council evolved and how will the organisation look in years to come? Representatives from Scotland's library sectors have come together to create a short series of videos celebrating 30 years of SLIC.