Recruitment to the Board of the National Library of Scotland

Help shape the future of Scotland's National Library

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The Scottish Government is looking for up to five new members for the Board of the National Library of Scotland.

Applications are being sought from individuals with strategic-level experience of finance, audit and risk, and from those with a marketing, education, research or library services background.

Board members are responsible for determining the strategies, policies and priorities for the Library, as it seeks to make the knowledge and information held within its world-class collections as widely available as possible.

Those appointed to the Board are not paid, but have their travel and subsistence costs met.

Leading research library

As one of the world's leading research libraries, and one of Scotland's premier cultural institutions, NLS plays a key role in supporting education, research, business and innovation.

New board members are needed following changes to the governance of the Library brought about by the National Library of Scotland Act 2012. James Boyle took up a four-year appointment in October 2012 to chair the Board, and the first seven new Board members were appointed in February 2014.



Friday 14 November is the closing date for applications.

Full details and an application pack are available on the Scottish Government's Public Appointments website.


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