As an Associate University Librarian, Lou provides leadership and vision for the library programs related to academic services and collections. The programs are:
Lou is a librarian and a scholar with a doctorate in Medieval Studies. His focus is on integrating library services and collections into the teaching and research missions of the university.He is an elected member of the Comité international de paléographie latine and a fellow of the American Numismatic Society.
Tracy Bergstrom is the director of the Specialized Collection Services Program within the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame. As such, she oversees Rare Books and Special Collections, University Archives, Preservation, and Digital Production. She is also the curator of the Zahm Dante and early Italian imprints collection at Notre Dame and is especially interested in the print history of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Tracy is a graduate of Smith College and Yale University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Italian Studies and Art History, a Master of Arts degree in Archaeological Studies, and a Master of Library Science degree.
The Head of Interlibrary Loan and Acquisitions Services (ILLAS) manages support of resource acquisitions, regardless of format, for all purchased, leased, and borrowed library resources. The Head directs existing services for electronic and print resource acquisitions, resource licensing, interlibrary loan borrowing, resource payment, and collection assessment.
As Director of Metadata Services, Laura's work focuses on moving the Libraries’ metadata agenda forward through cross-programmatic collaboration to ensure consistency and quality of metadata related to Libraries' collections and Notre Dame scholarship. This work is carried out through a variety of services related to metadata creation, enrichment, remediation and transformation. Program staff is committed to adherence to industry standards. The Program directly supports the processing of general and specialized collection analog and digital resources and vended electronic resources in support of University teaching, learning and research.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Laura holds a bachelor's degree in French and master's degree in Library and Information Studies.
M.L.S., Indiana University; B.A., Earlham College.
Cheri Smith is the Psychology Librarian and Program Director for the Teaching, Research and User Services Program. As Program Director she oversees the functions of the Hesburgh Libraries Teaching, Research and User Engagement Unit and the User Services Unit Her interests include information literacy, library reference services, and open access publishing.