The staff of the Administrative and Central Resources Program provides the resources and services critical to supporting the Hesburgh Libraries mission of connecting people to knowledge. With professionalism and efficiency, our team members support financial management, personnel services, procurement, building services and facilities management, organizational development, and administrative support for the Library’s senior leaders.

Please use the contact information below to reach any staff member if you need assistance in these areas.

Our Service Pledge

  • We pledge to provide knowledge and information and to respond promptly, politely and professionally to questions and concerns
  • We are committed to a standard of excellence that places our customers and their needs at the core of all we do


Director, Finance and Administration
(574) 631-2938 | msimpson@nd.edu | 284C Hesburgh Library

As the Director of the Administrative and Central Resources Program, Matt oversees the financial operating framework for the Hesburgh Libraries and is also responsible for human resources administration and building maintenance.

Financial Oversight

  • Oversee annual budget for Hesburgh Libraries.
  • Steward endowments, library priorities, and donor designations.
  • Develop short-term and long-term budget priorities and strategies.
  • Coordinate financial operations with Office of the Provost.
  • Manage year-to-date financial performance and year-end performance versus budget.
  • Develop and recommend policies specific to the Hesburgh Libraries.
  • Serve as primary liaison with University financial offices.

Personnel and Staffing

  • Ensure compliance with University policies and procedures governing all personnel areas: recruiting, hiring, appointments, promotion, attendance, payroll, separation, and FMLA.
  • Manage communication of personnel activities and issues between the Hesburgh Libraries, Human Resources, and the Provost’s Office.
  • Develop and recommend policies specific to the Hesburgh Libraries.

Manage Program Area

  • Supervise employees in the Administrative and Central Resources Program.
  • Participate on senior leadership teams, representing interests of the Program.
  • Communicate Library initiatives to Program staff, ensuring their engagement and understanding.
  • Assist in strategic planning for the Library, and lead goal planning for the Program.

Facilities Administrator
(574) 631-7703 | rburton3@nd.edu | 154 Hesburgh Library

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration for Hesburgh Libraries, the Facilities Administrator is responsible for the management and coordination of all elements of facility operations for the Hesburgh Libraries, including general physical maintenance of the Hesburgh Library building, representing the Libraries on all major facilities and equipment projects, space use and management within the Hesburgh Library, promoting safety and security for our facilities, and supervision of our facilities staff.

The Facilities Administrator is a critical position for ensuring access to the Hesburgh Library for our many student, faculty and staff stakeholders, as well as other visitors. A nationally recognized building, Hesburgh Library sees over 1 million visitors per year.


Library Mailroom Distribution Coordinator
574-631-7437 | Heather.Grabarek.5@nd.edu | 156 Hesburgh Library

The Mailroom Coordinator is responsible for defining the workflow and processes of the Mailroom, with discretion on the layout and equipment needed to effectively manage the Mailroom and mail distribution. The Coordinator works with various departments to ensure that the receipt and outgoing distribution of books, journals, and other materials is handled carefully and accurately.

The Mailroom Coordinator ensures pickup and delivery of important materials to and from branch libraries, information centers, Preservation, and our off-site annex. The Coordinator receives and prepares important materials for our collection/acquisition and interlibrary loan programs.


Procurement Analyst
(574) 631-5271 | sdavis1@nd.edu | 284G Hesburgh Library

Salem is primarily responsible for the procurement activities of the Library, reviewing expense reimbursement activity in the TravelND system and non-computer purchases in BuyND. He also assists the Director and the Senior Accounting Specialist with accounting activities.


  • Audit all expense reports submitted by faculty and staff.
  • Assist some faculty and staff with entering their expenses into TravelND.
  • Answer questions about expense reimbursement, including issues with expense reports submission.
  • Help assemble and submit expense reports for the senior leaders in the Library Administration office.

Procurement /BuyND

  • Purchase all non-computer equipment and furniture for the libraries.
  • Purchase many miscellaneous items for faculty and staff.
  • Research and locate items for procurement that employees need but cannot easily find on their own.
  • Coordinate purchases with many different departments on campus, working closely with the Controller’s Group, especially the Procurement Office.
  • Ensure Library purchasing activities follow University guidelines and procedures, as communicated by the Controller’s Procurement Office.


  • Update the Information Technology Budget Report on a quarterly basis.
  • Act as Accounts Payable for most of the Library’s expenses (that are not related to materials acquisitions, resources deliver, or Interlibrary Loan services.
  • Answer general questions related to budgets, expenses, and account code (FOAPAL) use.

Administrative Assistant
(574) 631-5252 | jgarces@nd.edu | 284 Hesburgh Library

As the administrative assistant for the Administrative and Central Resources (ACR) Program, Julie serves as the primary customer service representative for visitors, patrons, and fellow Library employees coming to or calling the Office of the University Librarian. Reporting to and supporting the Director of Finance and Administration, Julie also provides administrative support for two Associate University Librarians, other staff in the Administration office, as well as the University Librarian in the absence of the Senior Administrative Assistant.

Administrative Support

  • Manage calendars for several individuals in the 284 Office
  • Oversee online application process for student employees
  • Backup payroll administrator
  • Moderate internal communications announcements
  • Manage online promotional products request form

Event and space management

  • Coordinates Hesburgh Libraries events
  • Reviews room requests
  • Manages room requests for the 125 Classroom, 220 Classroom, 231 A/B/C Classrooms, 235 Seminar Room, 264 Computer Classroom


  • Manage orders, fulfillment, and central inventory for library-wide resources and supplies
  • Working with vendors

Library Maintenance Technician
+1 574 631 8439 | Donald.M.Mester.8@nd.edu | 156 Hesburgh Library

The Library Maintenance Technician provides a broad array of assistance for the facility, including:

  • Evaluating and troubleshooting building repair situations that need attention. Fixing problems as required or notifying the Facilities Administrator about work order needs.
  • Coordinating office moves for Library employees.
  • Providing support for Library employees regarding furniture needs, repairs, and replacement.
  • Providing support to the Mailroom operation, including backup and daily runs to an offsite storage facility.
  • Being prepared to protect important Library materials in the event of potential damage from system malfunctions or environmental issues.

Sr. Business Analyst
(574) 631-4037 | lpurdy1@nd.edu | 284G Hesburgh Library

In coordination with the Director, Lee is responsible for general and strategic financial analysis to aid in the development of the Library budget (approximately $31.5 million) with a focus on the materials acquisitions budget. He also serves as a liaison to Program Directors and Selectors to aid with budget questions and guidance.


  • Assists with the preparation of the Library’s materials acquisition budget (approximately $12.7 million)
  • Designs reports to aid in financial monitoring and planning
  • Partners with several program directors to provide financial guidance for their budgets

Analysis & Planning

  • Assists the Director with strategic financial planning
  • Identifies, develops, and recommends suggestions for process improvements
  • Develops ad hoc reports on an as-needed basis


  • Manages the year-end process for closing the Acquisitions budget and rolling it over into the next fiscal year
  • Manages payments of electronic products and use of ProCards for Acquisitions
  • Works with Selectors to manage available funds

Personnel Specialist
(574) 631-3972 | mstenber@nd.edu | Michelle.Savoie@nd.edu | 284L Hesburgh Library

Reporting to the Director, Michelle administers the Libraries’ human resources and payroll functions, including recruiting and hiring activities, preparing and managing employee records, and guiding managers and supervisors on University personnel policies and procedures.


  • Faculty: Support Faculty Search and CAP committees.
  • Faculty: Coordinate the reappointment and promotion process.
  • Staff: – Work with supervisors to post and recruit for staff positions.
  • Staff: Fill temporary and summer employment positions.
  • Students: Point of contact for students interested in library employment; refers students to supervisors with open positions in their departments.


  • Coordinate Ultra Time hourly payroll for the Libraries.
  • Work with Payroll Services to resolve questions and concerns regarding hourly, semi-monthly, and bi-weekly payrolls.
  • Ensure accurate pay for employees who are on FMLA leave or Worker's Compensation.

Human Resources

  • Point of contact for Human Resources-related policy questions or issues.
  • Work with Human Resources to ensure accurate documentation and tracking of FMLA issues.
  • Work with Risk Management to ensure timely documentation of Worker's Comp related issues.

Senior Administrative Assistant to the Edward H. Arnold University Librarian
(574) 631-7780 | mwolff@nd.edu | 284 Hesburgh Library

As senior administrative assistant, Michele coordinates the activities of and provides primary support for the University Librarian (UL), which includes performing all clerical duties, scheduling, and travel arrangements. Michele serves as a liaison between the Library Advisory Council members and University employees, which entails coordinating meetings and events for the Advisory Council, notifying the Development and Stewardship Offices of Council concerns, and maintaining records for the Council. She coordinates meetings, maintains rosters, creates agendas, and takes minutes for the University Committee on Libraries.

Michele holds a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education from the University of Central Florida.

Administrative Support for University Librarian

  • Manages calendar, schedules meetings and appointments, and relays messages for the University Librarian.
  • Takes meeting minutes, prepares correspondence, obtains UL signatures, maintains files for Office of UL, makes travel arrangements, and prepares expense reports for the University Librarian.
  • Provides clerical support, coordinates events, maintains the web page, and serves as the liaison for the University Committee on Libraries. -Proofreads and edits marketing and promotional information for the Communications and Marketing Program Director, the Executive Administrator, and the University Librarian.

Foik Award Committee

  • Compiles and manages nominations and committee activities of Foik Award Committee.
  • Creates a committee composed of 3 T&R faculty, 1 student, and the 3 most recent recipients of the Paul J. Foik, C.S.C. Award. Invites members, schedules meetings, uploads nominations and documents of support, provides instructions to committee members, and supports the committee as needed.
  • Schedules a meeting to select the award recipient, corresponds with committee members, sends instructions for selecting a recipient, and assists with writing the citation for the Provost.

Library Advisory Council

  • Maintains correspondence files and contact information for members of the Library Advisory Council.
  • Coordinates activities, events, transportation needs, lodging, etc. for advisory council members and their guests.
  • Works with the University Librarian and the Advisory Council Chair to create an agenda for Council weekends, and then provides administrative support needed for the council members and Library administration.

Trademark Licensing and Human Rights Committee

-As a member of the TLHR Committee and the Licensee/Factory Assessment Subcommittee, Michele represents University staff, attends meetings, reviews licensee and factory audits, recommends acceptance or denial of new licensee applications or the continuance of manufacturing/licensing agreements.
-Schedules subcommittee meetings and edits documentation.

National Library Workers Day

-Reserves a venue for the NLWD celebration for Hesburgh Libraries staff and faculty.
-Collaborates with VenueND, caterers, or other vendors to select a menu and order food and table decorations and promotional materials; requests audio and video equipment, tech support, and equipment or furniture as needed.
-Edits the award recommendations/citations for the Communications and Marketing Specialist and provides clerical support as needed.