The Board

The Halifax Regional Library Board is composed of 11 members: 8 members who are appointed by the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), 2 members who are appointed by the Province of Nova Scotia, and the Mayor of HRM, who is an ex-officio member.

This team of community-minded leaders provides important oversight, particularly for strategic planning and operational priorities, financial management and reporting, human resources, and community relations. The Board helps us live our values, implement our strategic plan, and achieve our vision for the Library.

The Halifax Regional Library Board is a corporation that governs the Library in accordance with the Nova Scotia Libraries Act, which regulates regional library service in the Province.

Halifax Regional Library Board Bylaws


Achieving our vision requires great work on the part of our staff, volunteers, and community organizations that partner with the Library.  The Halifax Regional Library Board Impact Awards are an opportunity for the Board to acknowledge the great work being done through the Library, for the community. They will be presented at the Annual General Meeting of the Halifax Regional Library Board

Contact us

You can contact any member of the Library Board via:
Halifax Public Libraries
Administration Office
60 Alderney Drive
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4P8
Phone: (902) 490-3991


Kim Brooks

Appointed in February 2019

Kim Brooks is the Purdy Crawford Chair in Business Law at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. Previous to her time at Dalhousie, Kim held faculty positions at McGill, the University of British Columbia, and Queen’s University and has practiced as a tax lawyer with Stikeman Elliot LLP in their Toronto and London (UK) offices.  Kim has served on the Board of Directors for the NSLC, the Canadian Tax Foundation Board of Governors, Canada Health Infoway, and the Institute for Research on Public Policy.   She is a novice surfer, but more likely to sign a book about surfing out from the library than to get into the icy water.

Marika Warren
Chair, Planning and Performance Committee

Appointed in February 2019

Marika Warren is an Assistant Professor in the Dalhousie University Department of Bioethics and in this capacity serves as the Network Ethicist for the Nova Scotia Health Ethics Network.  Marika’s broad research interests focus on how we translate values into practice, and she is excited to engage in and reflect on this process in the context of library governance. Marika has served on a variety of non-profit boards for organizations including the Seminar on the United Nations and International Affairs, the Canadian Bioethics Society, and the South End Community Day Care Centre.  She has broad experience as a volunteer, including with the Children’s Reading Support program at the North End branch. The daughter of a high school librarian, Marika has always been a reader and library enthusiast. Few things make her happier than watching her children, arms often laden with more books than they can carry, as they discover their own reasons to love libraries.

Ayo Aladejebi

Appointed in April 2023

Christian Browne

Appointed in April 2022

Chi Harris

Appointed in April 2022

Councillor Tony Mancini

Appointed in December 2020

Councillor Kathryn Morse

Appointed in December 2021

Erin Wynn

Appointed in April 2022

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