The Edmonton Public Library Board (EPLB) provides governance for Edmonton’s best used and most loved service. An award-winning library system, Edmonton Public Library (EPL) continues to push the boundaries for modern library services. EPL connects Edmontonians to a lifetime of learning, engagement and possibility ensuring everyone has access to the services and resources they need to thrive.
Board responsibilities include approving and developing library governance  policies, approving operating and capital budgets, and contributing to the strategic plan for
innovative, effective and efficient library service delivery. In addition to governance,
some of its primary functions are lobbying and advocacy to ensure resources are
available to fulfill the mission and vision of EPL.

Council Member Representative

Name of Appointee First Appointed Term Expiry Date
Councillor Karen Principe Nov 10/21 Organizational Meeting in 2025

Citizen Members

Name of Appointees First Appointed Term Expiry Date
Mansur Bitar May 01/23 Apr 30/25
Rebecca Bock-Freeman May 01/23 Apr 30/25
James Crossman May 01/19 Apr 30/25
Tina Faiz May 25/20 Apr 30/26
Mark Hoosein May 01/24 Apr 30/26
Sandra Marin May 01/19 Apr 30/25
Rosalie Russnak  (Vice-Chair) May 25/20 Apr 30/26
Chad Schulz May 25/20 Apr 30/26
Shawna Vogel May 01/23 Apr 30/25


The Board generally meets approximately 8-9 times a year at 5pm on the second Tuesday of the month. Board meetings are not held during the months of July and August. The Standing Committees normally meet monthly, except for July and August.

Information about Serving on the Board

Online applications to fill Board vacancies are accepted in the annual December/January Recruitment Campaign (if vacancies).