As manager of the Business and Social Science unit librarians within the unit, Steve guides and facilitates their activities as they serve the diverse information needs and requirements of their department and college clientele.
As Entrepreneurial Spirit Endowed Business Librarian, Steve, in partnership with the other business librarians, provides comprehensive business reference and information services to the students, faculty, and staff of the Mendoza College of Business. In addition, in cooperation with the business librarians manages the business collection, endowments and is responsible for guiding the acquisitions of business related library information resources. Steve manages the Thomas Mahaffey Jr. Business Library which is located within the Mendoza College of Business.
Areas of Interest: Science librarianship, collection development, citation analysis, strategic planning, executive leadership/management, project planning, academic libraries
Hesburgh Libraries affiliations: O'Meara Mathematics Library, Biology and Life Sciences subject page, Medicine and Health subject page, Applied Mathematics subject page, Mathematics subject page, Statistics subject page
University afflilations: Department of Mathematics, Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, Department of Preprofessional Studies, College of Science
Eck Institute for Global Health, Adult Stem Cell Center, Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases, Center for Aquatic Conservation, Environmental Research Center, Harper Cancer Research Institute, Center for Mathematics, Center for Zebrafish Research, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Biocomplexity, Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine
- BS, English / general engineering, U.S. Naval Academy
- MLIS, University of Texas at Austin
I'm the Mathematics and Life Sciences Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame. I graduated from UT-Austin in 1995 and worked for 5 years at McKinsey & Co.'s petroleum practice as an information specialist, then research analyst. I've published in the areas of strategic planning, journal citation half-lives, censorship, syllabi studies, and communities of practice. I'm particularly interested in quantitative analysis and data visualization, including helping colleagues appreciate the power of statistics. I've been involved with the Special Libraries Association's Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division and served a 3-year term as division chair-elect / chair / past-chair. I've also been involved with SLA's Biomedical and Life Sciences Division. My wife Monica and I have 5 children.
The best way to get in touch with me is via e-mail.
I have been at Notre Dame since 1992 and consider myself to be creative, innovative and customer focused.
My undergraduate degree was in Mathematics and my graduate degree was in Information Science. Both degrees were from the University of Washington in Seattle.
I teach CHEM 23201 (How to find and present chemical information) every fall semester to sophomore majors.
My interests include using data to provide better customer service and academic genealogies. Personally, I enjoy any aspect of maps, from the extra miler club to the sport of orienteering to making maps.
As one of the Business Librarians on campus, Pete provides comprehensive business reference, consultation, and information services to the University of Notre Dame community, in particular to the faculty, staff, and students of the Mendoza College of Business. She designs, teaches, and assesses instructional classes and serves as liaison to multiple programs, departments, and centers within Mendoza and within the University. Pete identifies, selects and acquires materials and databases in support of business information needs at the University.