Craig Power is the newest member of the Dal Libraries Academic Technologies Services (ATS) team, effective June 1. We are very pleased to welcome him to Dal.
As the Library and Geographic Information Systems Developer, Craig will have a unique and busy schedule as a developer for the Libraries and geographic systems. In addition to being a member of the ATS team, he will also work with the GIS and Data Services team. Ultimately, Craig’s job is to assist the Libraries in rolling out the tools that the Libraries need to fulfill its mission, such as digital archiving tools, improvements to Brightspace and supporting the university-wide records management policy rollout. He will also write programs that will process external data and make it available to GIS systems.
He studied math and computer science with information systems electives at Saint Francis Xavier University and chose to enter the software development field out of the joy he finds in problem solving. “As the Libraries expand into areas like research data management and digital archiving, we can find that our needs exceed what the available tools provide. That’s where we leverage developers — they assess needs and bring new solutions to meet the demands at Dalhousie,” said Marc Comeau, Director of Academic Technology Services.
Previously, as the software developer for RWDI Air Incorporated (formerly Scotia Weather Services), Craig designed the Runway Weather Information System (RWIS) used at Toronto Pearson International Airport until they retired it in the winter of 2015. He has also narrated, edited and produced streaming video that still assists learning for students in pre-clinical skills courses during his time as Video Editor for Nova Scotia Community College. He has considerable experience in web development, back-end development and working with a variety of operating systems.
Craig is looking forward to taking on new tasks and challenges as the Library and Geographic Information Systems Developer and hopes to innovate and surpass expectations to create excellence within Dalhousie Libraries.