Winnipeg Public Library Board

Advisory committee


The Board, in consultation with the Manager of Library Services, shall make recommendations and report from time to time and issue an annual report to the Standing Policy Committee on Protection and Community Services on:

  • library policy and budgets;
  • administrative matters to the extent that they have significant policy or service implications on the Library System;
  • development of long-range plans for the Library System;
  • public involvement in the Library System

The Board shall establish, organize or participate in coordinating donations and fundraising programs for the benefit of the Library System.

The Board shall be represented in the City’s process to hire the Manager of Library Services.


Elected Officials

  • Councillor Duncan - Standing Policy Committee on Community Services
  • Councillor Wyatt  - Council Member, City-at-large

Citizen Members

Appointments for a 2-year term to expire December 31, 2023:

  • Karon Chester
  • Kim Coss
  • Kristen Hardy
  • Jaideep Johar
  • Stephen Kennedy
  • Diane Papst

Appointments for a 2-year term to expire December 31, 2024:

  • Waraidzo Chiyoka
  • Linda English
  • Lisa Laker
  • Nunziata Masi
  • Dean Scaletta
  • Melak Yossief

Administrative Members

  • Karin Borland, Manager of Library Services
  • Trevor Surgenor, Province of Manitoba - Director of Public Library Services Branch


By-law No. 119/2004, passed by Council on July 21, 2004.


  • 2 members of Council (1 Councillor from the City-at-large and 1 Councillor from the Standing Policy Committee on Community Services )
  • 12 citizen members, to be nominated by the Public Library Board, who shall be representative of a wide variety of groups from within the community
  • the Manager of Library Services
  • a representative from the Province of Manitoba, to be appointed by the Board

Council reference


Karin Borland, Manager of Library Services
251 Donald St.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3P5


204-986-8028 (voice mail)

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