Tracy Bergstrom is the director of the Specialized Collection Services Program within the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame. As such, she oversees Rare Books and Special Collections, University Archives, Preservation, and Digital Production. She is also the curator of the Zahm Dante and early Italian imprints collection at Notre Dame and is especially interested in the print history of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Tracy is a graduate of Smith College and Yale University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Italian Studies and Art History, a Master of Arts degree in Archaeological Studies, and a Master of Library Science degree.
Liz facilitates the preservation and conservation of the Libraries' analog collections. To ensure collections are accessible for as long as they are needed, Liz works to collaboratively address collection vulnerabilities and mitigate risks to the collections. This work includes establishing preventive programs, assessing treatment needs, establishing priorities, and implementing and managing preservation and conservation solutions. Liz holds a BA in English Literature with Peace Studies minor from the University of Connecticut, and a MLIS CAS in Library and Archives Conservation from the University of Texas.
As the Head of University Archives, Angela Fritz manages the official repository for university records, the records management program including born-digital institutional archives and digital assets, as well as the Catholic manuscript collection. Angela holds a Ph.D. in American History from Loyola University-Chicago, an MLS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Certificate from the Society of American Archivists. Previously, Angela served as Interim Head of Special Collections and University Archives and History Librarian at the University of Arkansas Libraries in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Her prior experience also includes working as an archivist for the Office of Presidential Libraries and Museums in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, she worked on presidential library development and White House outreach initiatives for the National Archives.
Natasha Lyandres supervises the Rare Books and Special Collections Department and the Architecture Library. She is also curator of Russian and East European Studies collections at Notre Dame. Before joining the Hesburgh Libraries, Natasha was a special projects librarian at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives, Stanford University, and a reference librarian at Joyner Library, East Carolina University. Natasha studied Art History at Moscow State University before receiving a Master of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University.
As Lead Processing Archivist for the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame, Patrick sets policy and provides oversight for the way the Libraries arrange, describe, manage, provide access to, and facilitate discovery of its rich archival and special collections holdings across the departments of Rare Books & Special Collections and University Archives. Patrick holds a bachelor’s degree in History and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from The Catholic University of America.