(574) 631-1324


Digital Projects Librarian
Catholic Research Resources Alliance
(574) 631-1324 | | 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.


Media Digitization Specialist
(574) 631-8694 | | 203 Hesburgh Library

Amanda Gulley is a Media Digitization Specialist within the Digital Initiatives and Scholarship Program. Her primary focus is the digitization of text materials held by Hesburgh Libraries for web and preservation use. She is the primary user of the Libraries’ Kirtas APT book scanner and would be happy to give you a demonstration.

Amanda has a Master's in Library Science and a Bachelor's in Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.


Visual Resources Curator
(574) 631-4273 | | 216 Riley Hall

Through the Visual Resources Center, Denise provides digitization and access to visual materials and assistance with web design, data visualization, copyright and general support for visual technologies. As a member of the Center for Digital Scholarship team, Denise promotes and advocates the use of digital materials, presentation tools and social networking technologies through digital services and workshops. Denise oversees the creation of a growing digital image collection that supports the teaching and research needs College of Arts and Letters affiliates. She also offers research instruction to classes and one-to-one sessions geared toward finding, implementing, presenting, and managing images along with the use of multimedia in an educational context.

Denise holds a Master of Science in Education from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Penn State University.
She is a member of the Visual Resources Association.


Digital Collections Librarian
(574) 631-5058 | | 203 Hesburgh Library

MLS, Emphasis in Archives and Records Management, Indiana University, 2018
BA, Interdisciplinary Humanities, University of San Diego, 2015

In her role, Mikala assists with a wide-variety of digital projects and initiatives. As team lead for the Digital Collections Oversight Team (DCOT), Mikala and her fellow case managers provide workflow oversight to facilitate digitization and digital collection development projects. Additionally, Mikala collaborate with external entities, such as HathiTrust and Internet Archive to promote access to digital surrogates. As the co-Product Owner for the institutional repository Curate ND, Mikala also helps researchers deposit, manage, and preserve their work. If you need assistance starting or managing a digital collection, preserving your research outputs in CurateND, or are interested in learning more about unique digital projects, please contact Mikala to arrange a consultation.

Research interests: Digital Preservation; Collections as Data; FAIR Data.


Media Digitization Specialist
(574) 631-3099 | | 203 Hesburgh Library

Patrick Rader is a Media Digitization Specialist who primarily works with digitization of video. He manages the daily operation of media reformatting and video streaming services, and contributes to the creation and provision of access to digital collections.

His responsibilities include:

• Oversight of the daily operations of video digitization, including content management, troubleshooting, exception handling, and coordination of tasks among support staff.

• Serving as the primary contact with teaching and research faculty who use streaming video services for course teaching, and ensuring web access points of service.