The Libraries Unlimited Podcast
The Future of Libraries - Announcement

The Future of Libraries - Announcement

July 19, 2020

The final episode of the Podcast will be presented in the form of a video. Click the link to watch: Libraries Unlimited Podcast YouTube

Big thanks to all of our guests, the news items sent in and the staff members willing to take part in the Lightning Book Review. And thank you for listening 

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The Only Way is Exeter (and Essex)

The Only Way is Exeter (and Essex)

July 13, 2020

This week we invite Beth James and Sarah Moth from the Essex Library Service to talk about how they have been doing these past few months. Library Assistant Karen Siely takes part in our Lightning Review and Service Development Manager Kate Mackenzie discusses the fantastic Summer Reading Challenge for children.   

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Keeping it Mobile

Keeping it Mobile

July 11, 2020

This week we talk with Rachel Gee, the Service Delivery Manager for Rural Services, about bringing the books to the people with our Mobile Libraries. Callum and Lee discuss choose & collect and the Summer Reading Challenge. Finally, the Libraries Unlimited Fundraising Assistant Rosie Gitsham has a go on the lightning book review and discusses what it’s like raising money for a charity.

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Won’t somebody please think of the teenagers!

Won’t somebody please think of the teenagers!

June 26, 2020

What do we have for the Teenagers? Why is it so important to have a strong focus on those between the age of 13-19? We invite Matt Bakall and Jenni Scott from DYS to talk about some of the amazing work that goes on in the Youth and Library service in Devon.

HR Manager Beth Reynolds takes on the lightning challenge and Ella promotes the new book delivery service from Exeter Library.

Let’s get technical, technical…

Let’s get technical, technical…

June 19, 2020

What role does technology have in a Library Service?

Today, the FabLab managers Kerala Cotter and Marcus Brown join us to talk about the technically wonderful things that they can do in their workshops and we hear about the amazing Tovertafel table at South Molten. We invite Amy Bell-Worfell from Barnstaple to take part in our lightning review.

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Tackling Loneliness

Tackling Loneliness

June 12, 2020

The man responsible for Libraries Unlimited's health and well-being services, Colin Bray, joins us to discuss the role the Library has in tackling Loneliness. Exeter Library’s centre manager Emily Macaulay tells us how they help the homeless. We discover the Railway Library from Newton Abbot’s centre manager Lynn West and Heather Chapman from Princetown tackles our lightning review.

Growing up with the Library

Growing up with the Library

June 5, 2020

What is your earliest memory of the Library? What book helped shape your childhood? We are joined by the Libraries Unlimited Bookstart Officer Dominique Sequoia to discuss growing up with the Library. Ottery's Supervisor Xanthe Waite tackles the lightning review and we hear about history tours in Tavistock.

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Intro music: So Happy by Scott Holmes

Tell me something I don’t know

Tell me something I don’t know

May 29, 2020

In this episode we take a dive into the services that you may not be familiar with. Jez walks us through the magic that is ‘Naxos’, a free music library available with your borrower card, and Gemma from Bovey Tracey Library has a go at our lightning Review.

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Intro music: So Happy by Scott Holmes.

A Time for Libraries

A Time for Libraries

May 22, 2020

Lee is joined by Tabitha Witherick to discuss why we are living in a time for libraries and the positive effect we are still having on the community during the lockdown. We see the going on across Devon and Torbay in our news segment and finish with a surprisingly polished lightning book review.

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Intro music: So Happy by Scott Holmes.

Welcome to Libraries Unlimited

Welcome to Libraries Unlimited

May 15, 2020

It's episode 1! Welcome to our new podcast that dives into the Library Service in Devon and Torbay. We meet your hosts Lee and Callum, have a chat with the CEO of LU, Alex Kittow and attempt to entertain with our famous lightning book review segment. 

 

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Intro music: So Happy, by Scott Holmes. 

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