David Dressing is the Head of the Area Studies and Global Affairs Unit in the Hesburgh Libraries. This unit consists of a group of subject specialists who purchase many of the books, digital resources, and other specialized materials for the libraries for those topics, and who act as liaisons to departments and institutes in their area of specialty. David is the subject specialist for Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies. He has an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, and an MA and PhD in Latin American History from Tulane University.
Archer is the subject librarian for Peace Studies, Global Affairs and Political Science and serves as liaison to the Keough School of Global Affairs. As such he offers in-class presentations, prepares web guides, and consults with students, faculty, fellows and administrators to enhance their access to library and other information sources for their research, professional practice and course work.
He is currently serving his eighth term on the Library Faculty's Committee on Appointments and Promotions, as coordinator of the informal Keough Global Affairs Working Group, the General Social Science Fund expenditure group and map and atlas coordinator. He is past chair of the Faculty Senate, has served three terms on the Academic Council including two years on its Executive Committee and two terms on the Academic and Faculty Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Professionally he is past Chair of the American Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee and trustee of the Freedom to Read Foundation. He is currently an elected Councilor at Large of ALA's governing Council and the Leroy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund. He is past chair of the American Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Round Table and the Indiana Library Federation's Intellectual Freedom Committee, and past co-chair of the Peace and Justice Studies Association.
Archer has an AB from Duke University (1968), an MDiv from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (1972) and an MSL from Western Michigan University (1981). He and his wife, Alice, are ordained ministers in the Church of the Brethren, one of the historic Peace Churches (Mennonites, Quakers/Friends. and Brethren).
Rachel Bohlmann is the subject specialist for American history, American Studies, and journalism. She has an undergraduate degree from Valparaiso University; an MTS in religion from Harvard Divinity School; an MS in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and PhD in American history from the University of Iowa.
Hye-jin supports faculty and students in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Studies by selecting, organizing, and locating library resources. She also serves as the Libraries’ liaison to campus units and to activities related to East Asia. She is a Concurrent Faculty member in the Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, and Faculty Fellow of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.