The Digital Scholarship Commons is home to librarians and staff members who can help faculty, students, and staff with their digital information fluency needs. We are available to help you develop curriculum (librarians), provide workshops, answer questions, give one-on-one tutorials, and help troubleshoot issues. The profiles of our team can be found in the tabs below.

Workshops, Pedagogy

Rich McCue

Rich manages the University of Victoria Libraries DSC Makerspace, and has a background in educational pedagogy, systems administration, web application development, and woodworking.  Rich’s research interests include, flipped active learning pedagogy, makerspaces, open pedagogy, and knowledge management tools. His Master’s thesis was a mixed-methods study exploring the relative effectiveness of a flipped classroom / active learning pedagogy compared to a lecture based pedagogy for information literacy instruction. Rich is part of the UVic Speakers Bureau, and has presented at a number of academic technology and makerspace conferences across North America over the years. In 2008 he founded an open source project called

To learn more about him, visit his blog at

Digital Scholarship, Advanced Research

Dr. J. Matthew Huculak

Matt Huculak, PhD, MLIS, is the head of Advanced Research Services and the Digital Scholarship Librarian at UVic Libraries. He has taught at north-American universities for over sixteen years. He supports faculty and students with their digital scholarship needs through one-on-one consultations, classroom teaching, and  workshops.

His interests include book history, cycling, and gardening.

3D Printing, Graphic Design
Dani K. Johnson

Dani K. Johnson (she/any)

Dani has worked in libraries (public and academic) for over 16 years. In addition to this, her background combines several years of experience in tech support, training, graphic design, and photography.

She splits her free time between exploring the world of food, reading, growing plants, playing videogames, writing, and taking too many photos on her cell phone.



You can use this form to email us with questions and we’ll get back to you. For one-on-one support, we may also be able to schedule an in-person consultation or video chat via Zoom. If you would like to ensure that one of our staff will be available to schedule a consultation with you, please fill out this request form and specify the day and times you are available (must be within the working hours of the staff member – generally, Monday-Friday, regular office hours). If an appointment is possible, we will reply with a confirmation.


Want to take your class project to the next level or get training in a specific tool for the job market? Speak with one of our experts below to set up a time for one-on-one training. Or, feel free to attend one of our many open (and free!) workshops. 


We love working with colleagues in the UVic community. Feel free to contact us to set up a time to chat about your digital interests or attend a workshop.


Research. Thinking about incorporating digital tools and technology into your work or teaching? Are you applying for a grant? Need advice on or tools for Research Data Management? (RDM)? Speak with our Digital Scholarship Librarians about how the library can help you with data preservation and training.
Teaching. Want to incorporate technology skill building into your classroom? If you’re looking for project-based class assignments, we can provide you with software, tools, and expertise.