Annie Brierley

Annie Brierley

Cultural Developer

Annie has been working in libraries for more than 40 years in all sorts of different roles, in all sorts of different places! Currently she is Library Supervisor at Bideford Library in beautiful North Devon, in a job share with the lovely Sophie Crofts - a fellow Cultural Developer.

As a Cultural Developer, Annie has been given the opportunity and space to think, dream and find out about stuff. Over the past year she has shared and helped facilitate some amazing happenings in local libraries across Devon. These have included books from our collections that come to life when you open them, digital theatre screenings and magical animations created by local teenagers.

Annie’s proudest achievement is initiating Devon Libraries’ very first Zine collection – a zine – if you were wondering – is a mini-magazine or handmade book. Zines are usually self-published and low tech, motivated by a desire to share a passion, an idea, a skill, or simply a story. Bideford Library now has a flourishing collection of Zines in all shapes and sizes, many of them made by local people at a Zine workshop. Annie wants the zines to grow and evolve and is really looking forward to adding new voices to the unique collection.