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Dolsy Smith

Software Developer, ILS
Scholarly Technology
Scholarly Communications Team, Alma/Primo Team

Dolsy (he/him) has worked at GW in a variety of roles since 2005. Currently, he builds and maintains open-source software as part of LAI's Scholarly Technology Group, and he supports users' access to and discovery of library resources through his work with Alma and Primo. He also teaches workshops and offers consultations on computational topics, and he provides library instruction for University Writing 1020 and other courses at GW. As part of LAI's Scholarly Communications Team, he advocates for more inclusive and equitable access to scholarly publications.

Office location
Gelman Library
Phone number
Research consultation area(s)
Coding and Programming
Areas of expertise
Python, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, open-access publishing, Agile project management, Alma/Primo configuration, pedagogy