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.
As Unit Head, Pat is responsible for building digital collections and digitizing materials from the Hesburgh Libraries’ special and general collections in support of teaching, research, and exhibition programs, and preservation.
She currently serves as Team Lead for the Mellon Workflow Subgroup Team to establish joint workflows for the Hesburgh Libraries, University Archives, and Snite Museum. A portion of her time is devoted to the Catholic Research Resources Alliance, where she serves as Digital Projects Librarian. Pat has presented and published widely on collaborative and digital initiatives, with a special focus on ensuring the survival and discovery of religious archives.
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.
Natasha Lyandres is the head of Rare Books and Special Collections Department. She is also the Russian and East European Studies librarian. Natasha studied Art History at Moscow State University before receiving a Master of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University.
Cinda May is the Digital Preservation Strategist for the Hesburgh Libraries. She holds a M.A. in history from Indiana University, Indianapolis; a M.I.L.S. (Master of Information & Library Science) from the University of Michigan; and a M.A. in English from The University of Texas at Austin. Her undergraduate degree in English was granted by the University of New Orleans. Cinda's is responsible for the development and implementation of the Libraries' digital preservation policy that ensures continued long term access to the University's digital collections. In addition to her commitment to the sustainability of digital assets, Cinda is a public historian whose experience includes developing digital libraries, oral history projects, historic preservation surveys, and documenting local history.
As Head of Archival Processing, 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.