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Donna Bourne-Tyson


Donna Bourne-Tyson is the Dean of Libraries at Dalhousie University. Ms. Bourne-Tyson leads the team responsible for libraries, learning commons and archives, as well as the University’s learning management system, Copyright Office, records management, research data management, research repositories, video conferencing and classroom technologies. Her areas of interest include Open Access, digital research infrastructure, the impact of technology on equitable access and research data management.

Ms. Bourne-Tyson is an Executive Member of the International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) board, Past President of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and Past Chair of the Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL). She has served in executive roles on the boards of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), Novanet, Canadiana, the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA), the Atlantic Provinces Library Association (APLA) and the Ontario Library Information Technology Association (OLITA).

Ms. Bourne-Tyson has received several awards, including the 2019 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship, which is presented by the Canadian Federation for Library Associations. In 2007, she received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Dalhousie School of Information Management Associated Alumni. Ms. Bourne-Tyson holds an honours BA from Nipissing University, an MA from Western University and an MLIS from Dalhousie University.