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Dear Potential Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the position of Chair of the Scottish Library and Information Council’s Board.

The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) Board is seeking a new Chair who has a good understanding of what effective governance looks like, is committed to assisting SLIC’s management in the delivery of its strategy, and is prepared to be a strong public advocate for the libraries alongside the Chief Executive. This  presents a  great opportunity  to  lead  the  Board  of  one of  Scotland’s  major  cultural institutions.

There is a strong working relationship between the Chair, the Board and the Chief Executive at SLIC.    In  recent  years,  SLIC has  been  able  to  take  major strides forward because it has benefitted from a strong management team, a clear strategy and a  highly  supportive  Board.

The governance of SLIC is recognised as being highly effective.  We are looking for a Chair who can guide the organisation as it seeks to continue to build on these strong foundations.


Professor Ian Ruthven, Current Chair, SLIC                  Alison Stevenson, Vice Chair