Contact


Members


Program Director, Digital Initiatives and Scholarship
(574) 631-1086 | rjohns14@nd.edu | 404 Hesburgh Library

As the Program Director of Digital Initiatives and Scholarship, Rick Johnson directs the design and development of the Libraries' data curation and digital library solutions for research, teaching, and learning. These include CurateND, the library’s service to curate, preserve, and spotlight collections and research at Notre Dame. Rick also provides oversight of data management planning services within the libraries, and supports activities in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship.

Focus areas include:

  • Coordinate with faculty, students, and researchers to determine best solutions to preserve, manage, curate, present, and share digital content, data, and other resources used in research, teaching, and learning.
  • Define long-term strategic objectives to meet stakeholder needs and emerging trends.
  • Direct and coordinate planning around areas such as data integrity, disaster recovery, retention policies, and data management policies.
  • Work in support of Digital Projects and services related to the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship.

With over 15 years experience, Rick has worked in software development, testing, sales, and management. As a graduate of the University of Notre Dame in 1999, Rick is also double domer with bachelor’s degrees in Japanese and Computer Science.

In his spare time, Rick enjoys distance running and traveling.

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Program Director, Information Technology
Interim Head, Digital Consulting and Instruction Services
(574) 631-3092 | mdehmlow@nd.edu | 405 Hesburgh Library

Mark is responsible for providing leadership, vision, and oversight for the strategic and functional directions of the IT Program including stewardship for the Program's budget and personnel. As Program Director for most of the Libraries' core technical infrastructure and services, he collaborates with key library and University stakeholders and partners to plan and implement technology solutions that contribute to a transformative academic library.

Vision and Oversight

  • Provide overall leadership for the IT Program, establish foundational vision and strategic directions in collaboration with program leadership, and help leaders carry out that vision across four functional units (Web and Software Engineering, IT Support, Enterprise Systems, and Enterprise Applications).
  • As a member of the Libraries' Cabinet, collaborate on setting Library wide goals and strategies.
  • Help program and organization adjust to change and demands created by technology developments and increasing user needs through communication, process management, process improvement, coaching, and team building.

Management


  • Provide management and guidance for three unit managers and two library faculty.
  • Collaboratively establish goals with direct reports, coach as needed, and evaluate performance.
  • Provide advice and direction on professional development and skill advancement in alignment with library strategies and goals.
  • Provide oversight for program budget.

Communication and Collaboration


  • Share decisions and information made in the Cabinet with managers and Program.
  • Regular communication with Cabinet and other library and University stakeholders to hear about needs, ensure that Program is delivering on expected outcomes, negotiate change, and collaborate on key initiatives.

Mark holds Bachelor's of Arts degrees in English and Math from the University of Maine and a Master's of Science degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois.

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Digital Research and Outreach Librarian
(574) 631-6189 | mhavert@nd.edu | 151 Hesburgh Library

Mandy has worked for the Hesburgh Libraries in various roles that include public services, instruction, outreach and management, system analysis and technical services management. She is particularly interested in connecting people to resources, how organizations work and how organizations can be improved through leadership development.

As a program liaison for CurateND and the Center for Digital Scholarship, Mandy continues to build relationships with graduate students to encourage the use of the Libraries' new and existing services. Her successes have strengthened research and scholarly output for students at all levels. Her work includes planning and implementing workshops, providing library instruction for students in the Writing and Rhetoric classes as well as in graduate seminars.

As a member of two graduate school work teams, Mandy serves the Graduate Student Professional Development Team, which develops, coordinates, plans and evaluates professional development opportunities for the graduate student and postdoctoral community. The second group is the Graduate Student Life Team, which monitors, plans, and provides holistic support through events, activities and introducing available graduate resources. Mandy has contributed to the development of a graduate student professional development library collection.

Specialties: Meeting facilitation, technical analysis, training, application support, handling and shipping gifts and purchased collections, communication, customer service management, identification of efficiencies, information discovery, referrals, grant application review

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Digital Projects Specialist
(574) 631-3371 | aheet@nd.edu | 250 Hesburgh Library

As Digital Projects Specialist (DPS), Adam contributes significantly to the development, creation, supervision, planning, and ongoing management of digital collections within the Hesburgh Libraries. The Digital Projects Specialist reports to the Supervisor for the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship. Adam provides oversight for the development of three-dimensional services, including 3D printers, software modeling and evaluation of applications that emerge in support of the 3D field as the technologies apply to strategic initiatives within the Libraries. Adam also provides instructional outreach service/course integration as well as workshops and instruction on 3D modeling and other visual software applications, including VR.

The Digital Projects Specialist collaborates with digital project stakeholders and software developers and teams within the Hesburgh Libraries to ensure access to the collections. The DPS is responsible for creation and documentation of metadata and digitization standards related to collections and exhibits developed in consultation with metadata and technical experts. Internal staff training to support creation, description and management of the digital surrogates is expected.

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English Literature and Digital Humanities Librarian
Digital Humanities Librarian
English Literature Librarian
+1 574 631 3457 | djohns27@nd.edu | 250C Navari Center for Digital Scholarship, Hesburgh Library

Daniel Johnson is subject specialist for English literature and digital humanities. He has graduate degrees in English from Wake Forest University (MA) and Princeton University (PhD), where he specialized in literature of the long eighteenth-century.

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Digital Projects Librarian
Catholic Research Resources Alliance
(574) 631-1324 | plawton@nd.edu | 1136 Hesburgh Library

Pat Lawton is Digital Projects Librarian for the Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA), a nonprofit membership alliance with a mission to provide enduring, global access to Catholic research materials in the Americas. Pat manages the primary projects of the CRRA including the Catholic portal and the Catholic Newspapers Program and participates in grant writing for the Libraries.

Prior to her tenure at Notre Dame, Pat was a faculty member in the School of Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh and taught cataloging courses online for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign from 1997-2005. Prior to her teaching years, she served as a librarian in public, academic, and special library settings.

She holds a BA in English and MLS from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. In Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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E-Research Librarian
(574) 631-1546 | natalie.meyers@nd.edu | 250D Navari Center for Digital Scholarship, Hesburgh Library

M.L.I.S 1994, University of California, Berkeley; M.A. English, 1989 University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Ms Meyers is an E-Research librarian in Digital Initiatives and Scholarship where she helps pioneer and provide research data consulting services, including more in-depth data management services in support of grant-funded research.

Devotes up to 80% of her time as an embedded e-research librarian on grant-funded research and in collaboration with faculty members' and partner organizations' projects .

Serves as an ambassador and advisor to groups and individuals regarding data and digital content management.

Provides advice & works with units across campus and externally to provide collaborative, team-based support for reproducible research, data management and software preservation needs, as well as data and metadata services for the Navari Center for Digital Scholarship. Advising for other library and external initiatives as needed. Also hosts, conducts, and/or designs related workshops.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian
(574) 631-8604 | emorgan@nd.edu | 250E Hesburgh Library

MIS, 1987, Drexel University; B.A. Philosophy, 1982, Bethany College

Eric Morgan is the Digital Initiatives Librarian in the Center for Digital Scholarship. His current work focuses on assisting faculty and students with text mining and analysis. Though his work involves extensive computing expertise, Eric considers himself to be a librarian first, and a computer user second. His professional goal is to discover new ways to use computers to provide better library service. His research interests have included information retrieval, expert systems, and automated personalization. For more detail, see http://www.nd.edu/~emorgan/

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Economics and Social Science Data Librarian
(574) 631-9038 | james.ng@nd.edu | 250F Hesburgh Library

As the Economics and Social Science Data Librarian in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship, James offers research consultations to faculty and students, works with library and academic faculty to find, acquire, and analyze data, and holds workshops for the university community. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Southern California.

Curriculum Vitae

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GIS/Anthropology Librarian
(574) 631-7313 | msisk1@nd.edu | Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship, 250G Hesburgh Library

Matthew is an Assistant Librarian based in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship. His responsibilities are focused on Geographic Information System and Data Visualization and include teaching workshops and classes as well as assisting students and faculty with research projects related to maps and spatial data analysis. Mat's research is focused on how humans interact with, and are affected by, their environment. This includes both ecological modeling and assessing environmental toxins. He received his B.S. from the University of South Carolina in Marine Science and Anthropology and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Archaeology from Stony Brook University.

Courses Taught:
AL33201: Geographic Information Systems
CSC 33300: Home and Dome (Introduction to Community-Based Research)
DS64645: Data Visualization

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Assistant Director, Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship
(574) 631-4900 | jvecchio@nd.edu | 250 Hesburgh Library

As Assistant Director, Julie manages day-to-day operations at the Center and provides support for all campus user groups across Center service areas. In addition, Julie collaborates across Library and University units to coordinate continual development of Center services, spaces, and technology, as well as to develop partnerships and new initiatives. Julie is a 2004 alumna of the University of Notre Dame and received her MPH from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.

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Associate University Librarian, Digital Access, Resources and Information Technology
Interim Head Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship
(574) 631-6495 | zheng.wang@nd.edu | 1202B Hesburgh Library

Zheng (John) Wang is Associate University Librarian for Digital Access, Resources, and Information Technology at the University of Notre Dame. He provides leadership and guidance and manages vision and strategies in the development and optimization of library systems and applications, and digital, technical, and delivery services.

Selected Responsibilities:

  • Provide Leadership and Vision by playing a leading role in library-wide strategic planning, resource management, and assessment and helping to develop and convey a clear and compelling vision;
  • Closely align goals, structure, resources, and values with those of the University;
  • Energize the organization through emphasis on collaboration, flexibility, empowerment, on-going learning, service excellence, and a commitment to work together as one team;
  • Maintain, develop, and inspire a strategically-focused and highly knowledgeable workforce;
  • Coach and empower program directors and team leaders to excel both directly and through effective delegation and management;
  • Build and deepen campus relationships, identifying opportunities to share resources provide targeted services and programs, and productively collaborate.

He is a librarian and a technologist, holding both Master of Arts in Library and Information studies as well as Mast of Science in Information Systems. His experience includes content workflow, user-centered design, usability methodologies, Web systems, and application development. His professional aspiration is to integrate library online and offline services seamlessly for users.  He published and lectured in the areas of web services and analytics, digital library development, project management, collection supply chain management, and digital scholarship. 

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