LSIT Employee List

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Tom Belliveau IT Services Manager

Tom Belliveau joined LS&IT in 2011 and since then has been playing the role of the IT Services Manager, no Academy Award yet. He likes cats, movies, reading and general merriment. Partial geniuses have the shortest biographies.


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Darryl Friesen Programmer Analyst

Darryl began working at the University in 1992 for the Department of Computing Services (now ICT) providing IT support to a variety of colleges and departments on campus. In 1995, the University Library contracted ICT for his time on a more permanent basis; an appointment which eventually led to his becoming a full-time employee of the University Library.


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Craig Harkema Acting Head, Library Systems and Information Technology

Craig Harkema is the digital projects librarian and acting Head of LS&IT. He enjoys hanging out in cafes pondering the magic of digital cultural heritage, bicycles, and denim shirts.


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Chewy Hem Technician

Transferred over from ICT after eight years of service. Interests are volleyball if my knees doesn’t hurt from the previous games I played and DJ-ing parties. Favourite saying: “ I don’t have issues, I have subscriptions”


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James Johannesson Manager, Library Systems & IT

James Johannesson joined the University Library in April 2016. Previous to this, James gained significant management and systems experience at the University of Calgary and in other units at the University of Saskatchewan including University Relations, Information and Communications Technology and Student and Enrolment Services. In his spare time, James can be found travelling to Mexico to enjoy the sand and beach.


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Shannon Lucky IT Librarian

Shannon Lucky has been an IT librarian in LS&IT since April Fools Day 2014. She primarily works on the University Library web presence with a focus on web usability. When not tweaking the website, she can usually be found out for a run with her enormous dog.


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Mike Moore Programmer Analyst

I graduated from the UofS in 2006 and I joined the University Library in early 2013.


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Jen Murray Library Systems Analyst

Jen started with the University of Saskatchewan Library as a student assistant during her undergrad (exactly how long ago that was doesn’t really matter). Jen has been working in the library and information sciences ever since. She started with LS&IT at the end of 2016. So far, so good.


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Chris Pockett Programmer

Chris Pockett joined LS&IT in September 2016. Previously he worked on campus with Student Learning Services, Consumer Services and Information and Communications Technology. He enjoys ferrets, cats, baking and games (console, PC & RPG).


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Elizabeth Stregger Discovery & Access Librarian

Elizabeth Stregger joined LS&IT in 2016 as the Discovery & Access Librarian. She improves systems to make searching and accessing library collections a more delightful experience. Elizabeth lives with an enormous yarn stash and two cats.


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Karim Tharani Head, Library Systems and Information Technology (on sabbatical)

Karim Tharani is a librarian and a tenured faculty member at the University of Saskatchewan. His research interests include digital access and preservation, metadata harvesting, and use of digital technologies in collaborative and community contexts. Prior to joining the University Library, Karim worked as an IT consultant at IBM Canada.


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Mike Zinkowski Technician

Mike has been your friendly neighborhood Tech since November 2007. He enjoys his work and everyone he works with. He calls Tom “Big Cat” and thinks everyone else should too.