As 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.
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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.
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Notre Dame.
Don Brower leads consultations and projects related to preservation and access for software, data, and digital scholarship. He has digital projects' expertise related to preservation storage, data analysis, institutional repositories and digital annotation.
Don is a product owner for the Curate.ND.edu digital library. He also steers design and development for digital research projects, including working with units across campus and externally to provide collaborative, team-based support for digital scholarship projects, advising for other data analysis intensive library and external initiatives as needed.
Instruct, organize, and/or design related workshops at the Navari Center for Digital Scholarship. Don is a Carpentries certified instructor.
Organizer of the popular Hesburgh Libraries' Library Tech seminar, which covers topics ranging from Amazon Web Services to Text Mining. Everyone from the campus or regional community is welcome to attend (or give a talk), though some of the talks can get deep into details. Those interested, are invited to sign up for the Hesburgh Libraries Tech Seminar mailing list to receive event announcements.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
AL33201: Geographic Information Systems
CSC 33300: Home and Dome (Introduction to Community-Based Research)
DS64645: Data Visualization
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.
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.
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.