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.
As head of the Libraries’ services to preserve access to physical collections in support of teaching and research, Liz leads unit staff and collaborates with colleagues across the Libraries and campus to assess vulnerabilities, weigh priorities, and implement strategic preservation solutions. Liz holds an MLIS with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Library and Archives Conservation from the University of Texas, an MS in Mental Health Counseling from Indiana University, and a BA in English Literature with a Peace Studies minor from the University of Connecticut.
As Archivist for Records Management, Sarah engages in complex records management consultation services to support a wide range of campus stakeholders, faculty, and students. She meets with University departments to assess current record handling procedures, identifies and preserves archival records, and provides guidance on records management and records related issues such as filing, retention and security. She also works collaboratively to create and provide updates to the record retention and disposition schedules as well as builds consultation services for the records management program and manages the paper-based shred program. In collaboration with the records management team, she develops outreach initiatives and activities in the form of orientation sessions, presentations, and tutorials.
As the Digital Archivist at Notre Dame, Scott Kirycki develops and implements policies, procedures, and workflows for records retention and the appraisal, ingest, and preservation of born-digital University records.
Scott holds a Master of Science in Information degree from the University of Michigan School of Information. His specialization is Archives and Records Management, and he studied Preservation of Information as well. Previously, Scott worked for a company that made computer databases for lawyers. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Calvin College and a Master of Arts degree in English from Clark University.
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 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.
M.A. in Library Science, University of Chicago, 1989
B.A. in English, Bryn Mawr College, 1985
Library liaison to Badin Hall, 2014-
I've been the Catholic Studies Librarian at Hesburgh Libraries since 2007, providing assistance to faculty, students, and visiting scholars while building the collections in American Catholic studies.
As Head of Archival Collections and Management, 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.
As Assistant Archivist for University Records, Matt Wilken manages the physical transfer of paper-based university records to the University Archives in accordance with the University's records retention schedule. Matt serves on the records management team and offers guidance based on principles of life cycle management of university records. He manages collection space for university records for both onsite collection space and the offsite storage facility and ensures that access to university records are in line with state and federal regulations, University policies and unit guidelines. Matt also supports staff colleagues, faculty, and other campus departments in outreach, reference and research projects.