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Meet the team

City of Edinburgh Council Libraries and Information Services

Evelyn Kilmurry

Head of Libraries, Sport and Wellbeing

Evelyn Kilmurry is Head of Service with responsibility for public and school library services, community sport and physical activity development, and the strategic lead for wellbeing. She is a senior manager for the Culture and Wellbeing Service who leads on the formulation, development and delivery of initiatives, strategic plans and policy development for her service areas. Evelyn’s background is in public libraries and partnership working and she is passionate about ensuring that the Library Service flourishes across the city in order to make a positive difference in people’s lives.

Cleo Jones

Lifelong Learning Strategic Officer (Libraries)

Cleo Jones is a senior Library Manager with a background in Schools and Children’s Libraries. She is currently Lifelong Learning Development Officer ( Libraries) for the City of Edinburgh Council and has a wide remit, including Children’s, school’s and mobile libraries. She is actively involved in the city’s Literacy Improvement Team and works hard to ensure that there are the best opportunities for all children and young people to develop their literacy to improve their life chances. She also has health and wellbeing in her remit and is responsible for MacMillan @edinburgh libraries and our work with Dyslexia, Autism and Hearing loss awareness. She is involved in the wider library world, she is currently chair of ELISA (Edinburgh Library and Information Services Agency) and is co-chair of the Information Literacy Community of Practice.

Gráinne Crawford

Lifelong Learning Development Officer (Libraries)

Gráinne sits within the Strategic group for Libraries. Gráinne assists libraries with their varied events, from running seminars for internal and external people to managing EDGE from its concept to EDGE2023. Gráinne connects the EDGE Team with successful contacts for sponsorship and partnerships. Gráinne is part of the wider Libraries’ Team, her remit also covers building relationships and connecting with partners such as Dyslexia Scotland, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh University to enable cross partnership working. Gráinne sits within the Income Generation Team and is a team player in implementing Edinburgh Libraries’ Reading Strategy to a wider audience.

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