at an 'away day'.
Would you like to be part of the National Library of Scotland's leadership over the next four years, in the run-up to our centenary in 2025?
The National Library of Scotland is a reference library with world-class collections. It is also Scotland's largest library and one of the major research libraries in Europe. Our collections range from rare historical documents to online journals, covering every subject. As custodians of around 30 million items held in trust for the people of Scotland, we preserve the memory of the nation.
We are looking for up to four enthusiastic Board members with particular experience in fundraising, widening access, human resources, and finance and resource management to share their expertise. We want the Board also to have a broad geographical representation.
The new appointees will formally take up post from 1 March 2019 for a period of four years. The posts are not remunerated but reasonable travel and subsistence costs will be met.
If you would like more information about the role, or an informal discussion about it, please contact Jackie Cromarty, Interim Associate Director of External Relations and Governance on 0131 623 3760 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
'Board not Boring'
In these short films, the Chair of the Board and two Board members talk about their experiences with their colleagues and with the Library.
Sir Ken Calman is the Chair of the Board of the National Library of Scotland:
Helen Durndell is a member of the Board:
Dianne Haley is a member of the Board:
We have organised two events — open to prospective applicants — to learn more about our work, how we fulfil our responsibilities, and the expectations of being a Board member. They are an informal opportunity to hear from Board members:
- Monday 15 October
National Library of Scotland, Room 1130, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW.
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- Tuesday 16 October
National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall, Kelvin Hall meeting room, 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AW.
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Scottish Government application information
For an application pack, and full details on this and other public appointments, visit the Scottish Government Public Appointments website.
We value having people with different points of view and experiences on the Library Board. We are hoping to receive applications from a wide range of talented people irrespective of their: religion or belief, gender, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, political belief, relationship status or caring responsibilities.
The public appointments process promotes, demonstrates and upholds equality of opportunity for all applicants.
Closing date: Friday, 26 October 2018.