The School Library Strategy National Advisory Group was formed during the early stages in the development of Vibrant Libraries, Thriving Schools. Chaired by Martina McChrystal, Director of Library Services at the University of Glasgow, the group was made up of representatives from organisations across the education sector. It consisted of a combination of leads and key stakeholders who met regularly to discuss progress and the plan for implementation.
To assist with the development of the strategy, five thematic working groups were arranged to carry out further site visits and research. These represented the five strategic themes of the strategy.
Vibrant Libraries, Thriving Schools set out five key strategic aims. Each aim is linked to the national outcomes and indicators outlined in the Scottish Government's National Improvement Framework, and their priorities for Scottish education.