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

Michael Vandenburg
phone: 902-494-3601
fax: 902-494-2062

Manager, Financial & Physical Resources

Hershan Fernando
phone: 902-229-4904
fax: 902-494-2062

Manager, Community Engagement, Web Content & Communications

Kristy Read
phone: 902-483-7405
fax: 902-494-2062

Administrative Assistant

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

Director, Libraries Human Resources

Sandra Dwyer
phone: 902-222-3588
fax: 902-494-2062

Our mission (from the 2022-2026 Strategic Plan)

Our mission is three-fold:

  • To support teaching and learning through our innovative services and spaces — both physical and virtual — as well as through the dissemination of knowledge in all forms.

  • To be active partners in Dalhousie’s research endeavours through collaboration, dissemination, and management of information resources and to preserve 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.