As the new library and archives centre opens in Halifax, we reflect on how the project came about, and report on the opening ceremony.
Jon Medcalf has been a chartered librarian since 1986 - first with Hertfordshire Libraries and since 1990 with Calderdale Libraries, where he is operational Area Manager based at the new Central Library & Archives in Halifax.
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The DCMS Libraries team supports ministers, as they oversee and promote the improvement of local government's provision of public library services in England. It is also responsible for other library policy such as DCMS sponsorship of the British Library and Public Lending Right Scheme. On this blog, members of the team talk about their work. Find out more