Library Systems


The Library Systems unit provides support for the overall support and maintenance of the library’s systems architecture and infrastructure.


Library Systems Staff:

Emma Hill Kepron Head of Library Systems

Syd Weidman Library Systems Supervisor

Mark Jenkins Library Systems Technologist

Joffrey Abainza Library Systems Assistant

Peter Tran Library Systems Assistant


Library Systems provides support for the overall development and maintenance of the library’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) architecture and infrastructure.

Library Systems group focuses on network administration, systems administration, application deployment and custom programming for library Information Technology (IT) system and Web development initiatives and efforts within a campus IT and academic libraries context.

We often take a leading role with technology, but also work closely with our library staff and other partners to develop an optimum arrangement for supporting our technology infrastructure. We strive to provide our students and faculty with a productive, academic research environment and to support our growing technology based library services with high quality, cost-effective IT infrastructure and applications.

We work closely with the main IT support group on campus, Technology Solutions Centre (TSC), and other IT partners to help us develop, maintain, and support our library IT infrastructure. We work with various partners, vendors, consortia, and communities to deliver more effective and efficient support to our academic community and develop and provide services for various groups, associations, and organizations in our academic community and the broader, global community.

Generally, we provide support for the Library's virtual server environment and a number of standalone servers, about 50 employee workstations, and 110 public workstations.

More specifically, we support many core and essential library systems:

  • library catalogue
  • library website
  • library proxy server (for accessing subscription database resources from off campus)

As well, we support a number of less traditional systems:

In the past five to ten years, we have also supported various digitization projects and initiatives and the development of our Scholarly Communication infrastructure.