Meet the team

City of Edinburgh Council Libraries and Information Services


Paul McCloskey
Lifelong Learning Strategic Manager (Community Learning & Development and Libraries)



Cleo-JonesCleo 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 EDGE2020. Gráinne connects the EDGE Team with successful contacts for sponsorship and partnerships. Her remit also covers the production of Get Up & Go – a magazine and online community information for those aged 50+ – unique to Edinburgh.

Gráinne is part of the Edinburgh Reads programme for Edinburgh Libraries and works closely with the Edinburgh International Book Festival and Dyslexia Scotland for Dyslexia Awareness week, and is a team player in implementing Edinburgh Libraries’ Reading Strategy to a wider audience.

gaynor-1Gaynor Bowers
Macmillan Programme Officer

Gaynor is responsible for the delivery of improved access to cancer information and support in Edinburgh’s 28 Neighbourhood Libraries for the partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support and Edinburgh Library and Information Service.  Gaynor has been a member of the Libraries Strategic Business Unit for the past 6 years and this will be her 6th year being part of the EDGE team.