The Resource Description & Discovery Services unit directly supports the Hesburgh Libraries’ core mission of connecting people to knowledge by receiving, describing,organizing and ensuring discovery of the Libraries' collections.
Laura is director of the Resource Acquisitions & Discovery Program, better known as RAD. The program provides a wide range of functional expertise in the areas of resource sharing, resource acquisition, and collection description and metadata management. The program has three main units;
RAD is proud to support the Libraries mission of Connecting People to Knowledge through patron-oriented services such as borrowing of interlibrary loan material for the Notre Dame community, resource acquisitions of all types and methods, and resource discovery through cataloging of library collections, solid access to electronic resources, and metadata creation and enrichment for digital collection and research information initiatives.
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.
Jared serves as supervisor for the Serials, Holdings and Discovery Quality team in the Resource Description & Discovery Services unit. His team is responsible for all kinds of routine and project based catalog maintenance and quality control, serials cataloging, processing of government documents and ongoing work to support the transfer of materials to the Libraries' Annex.
Peggy Griesinger serves as the Metadata Technologies Librarian in the Resource Description & Discovery Services unit. Her responsibilities include the creation, analysis, enrichment, and transformation of MARC and non-MARC metadata in multiple areas throughout the library. Peggy has an M.L.S. and a B.A. in Classical Studies, both from Indiana University Bloomington.
Rob Kusmer serves as the supervisor of the Strategic Resource Discovery Services team in the Resource Description & Discovery Services unit. He is responsible for original and complex copy cataloging for all German-language monographs as well as monographs in the humanities and theology. He also serves as the German language and literature subject librarian.