Office of the Dean of Libraries

The Office of the Dean of Libraries is located on the main floor of the Killam Memorial Library.


Killam Memorial Library
Dalhousie University
6225 University Avenue,
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3H 4R2

Dean of Libraries

Donna Bourne-Tyson
phone: 902-494-4089
fax: 902-494-2062

Manager, Financial & Physical Resources

Janice Slauenwhite
phone: 902-494-6685
fax: 902-494-2062

Communications Coordinator/Media Contact

Marlo MacKay
phone: 902-494-3907
fax: 902-494-2062

Administrative Assistant

Nellie Renzelli
phone: 902-494-3601
fax: 902-494-2062

Director, Libraries Human Resources

Sandra Dwyer
phone: 902-494-2138
fax: 902-494-2062

Our mission (from the 2015-2018 Strategic Plan)

Our mission is three-fold:

  • To support teaching and learning through innovative services, physical and virtual spaces and the dissemination of knowledge in all forms.
  • To actively partner in the research endeavour through collaboration, dissemination and management of information resources and the preservation of Dalhousie’s scholarly output.
  • To provide inclusive and inviting spaces to enable our diverse communities to thrive intellectually.

Our vision

We strive to be a leading research library that inspires the creation, exploration and discovery of knowledge in all forms through user-focused engagement with our diverse communities.