Sam Popowich

Discovery Systems Librarian at University of Alberta

Sam Popowich

Discovery Systems Librarian at University of Alberta

Biography

Sam Popowich is Discovery Systems Librarian at University of Alberta. He has a BA in history from University of Manitoba, an MLIS from Dalhousie, and an MA in musicology from Carleton University. Prior to working at the University of Alberta, he was the Emerging Technologies Librarian at the University of Ottawa. At both universities, he has been responsible for implementing library discovery systems and other technology services. He has experience with PHP,  JavaScript, HTML/CSS, XML, Java, and Ruby, and he is an avid mandolin player.

Over the past several years, Sam has become interested in computer programming as a faculty/librarian skill. He has participated in Software Carpentry and Ladies Learning Code workshops, and was heavily involved in the switch to Ruby as the primary programming language for University of Alberta’s Information Technology Services and Digital Initiatives groups. He has been interested in and has worked with open-source software and communities since the mid-1990s. He’s active on Twitter as @redlibrarian

All session by Sam Popowich

Plenary

16:10 - 17:00
IC 230