B4B chair, Dr Sohail Ahmed talks to Dionne Hood from Bradford Libraries about the importance of libraries, the value they bring to the community and how they can be a safe space to learn, interact, socialise, be creative and grow.
Bradford: A City of LibrariesLibraries are safe spaces for everyone and anyone, and they have a huge part to play in culture, community and well-being.Bradford Libraries celebrate their 150th anniversary this year (2022) and to find out more about this landmark occasion, we speak to Bradford Libraries development officer, Dionne Hood.
Dionne Hood (Dee) is a true Bradfordian, born and brought up in Bradford and surrounding area. Dee went to university in Loughborough and studied 3D Design (ceramics). After graduating, she worked as a lecturer in Keighley and Bradford colleges. Dee later joined the library service as a library team leader and has been a Development Officer for 10 years. Dee has as just completed a Masters in Visual Arts.
In this episode we talk about the importance of libraries.Find out if and why they are still important.How they have changed and continue to develop.What the future of Bradford Libraries could look like.We talk about the relevance of libraries in modern society and how they can impact culture, health and well-being.We learn about Bradford’s rich history as a City of libraries.
To find out more about Bradford Libraries: https://www.bradford.gov.uk/libraries/libraries/
To find out more about Dionne Hood:
Host, Dr Sohail Ahmed:
Producer, Kashif Ahmed:Twitter/IG: @kashoncode