(574) 631-4271


Program Director, Teaching Research & User Services
Head, Teaching, Research & User Engagement
(574) 631-4271 | | 157 Hesburgh Library

M.L.S., Indiana University; B.A., Earlham College.

Cheri Smith is the Psychology Librarian and Program Director for the Teaching, Research and User Services Program. As Program Director she oversees the functions of the Hesburgh Libraries Teaching, Research and User Engagement Unit and the User Services Unit Her interests include information literacy, library reference services, and open access publishing.



Instruction and Reference Services Assistant
(574) 631-1225 | | 150B Hesburgh Library

M.L.I.S. Brigham Young University
B.S. Brigham Young University

As the Instruction and Reference Services Assistant, Lisa provides point-of-need research assistance at the Ask Me Desk, helps schedule the Hesburgh Library classrooms, assists with producing LibGuides, and provides support to the Teaching, Research, and User Services Unit.


Reference and Instructional Services Assistant
+1 574 631 4039 | | 150A Hesburgh Library

Reference and Instructional Services Assistant

Honors B.A., University of Utah, English Literature and Medieval History
M.L.I.S, Brigham Young University

To support the Teaching, Research, and User Engagement unit within the Teaching, Research, and User Services Program, Helen:
• Recruits, hires, trains, schedules, and supervises students who work at the Research Help desk
• Coordinates and maintains the schedule of backup librarian assistance for the desk
• Provides high level research assistance to faculty, students and staff at the Research Help desk on regular shifts
• Schedules library instructional sessions with campus faculty, especially for the Writing and Rhetoric program
• Receives and refers requests for librarian consultations from students
• Teaches library instruction sessions to visiting groups, Writing and Rhetoric classes, and other similar courses

Helen also provides backup assistance at the Circulation Desk, serving as the Evening Staff Substitute and supervises the students who work at that desk. She is trained in most circulation functions, including the circulation of most materials, looking up reserves, locating items, and giving directional assistance.

Collaborating with the OIT, Helen is the Library Supervisor of the OIT Help Desk Outpost, located near the Research Help desk in the Hesburgh Library. She trains and supervises all students who work at this desk and can provide assistance with technology questions, adding print quota to faculty and student accounts, and resetting passwords.

Other duties enjoyed by Helen include:
• LINk Coordinator and LINk Librarian to Howard Hall
• Manager of the Hesburgh Library Bulletin Boards
• Member of the Renovation Technology Commons Committee
• Member of the One Book, One Michiana Committee
• Member of the Christmas Party Planning Committee

Helen has is active with the Indiana Library Federation, and currently serves as the Chair of the Publications Committee and is a Member-at-Large on the Executive Board of the Distance Learning Division.


First Year Experience Librarian
574-631-8177 | | 159 Hesburgh Library

M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.S. Elementary Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

As the First Year Experience Librarian, Melissa focuses on connecting first-year students to the resources and services available at the Hesburgh Libraries. As an instructor, Melissa develops learner-centered information literacy sessions for students in Writing and Rhetoric classes. Melissa has always been passionate about teaching and learning. Prior to becoming a librarian, she taught fourth grade for four years.


Emerging Technologies Librarian
(574) 631-0312 | | 158 Hesburgh Library

Ph.D., Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Michigan Technological University

M.A., Rhetoric and Writing
San Diego State University

B.A., English
San Diego State University

As the Emerging Technologies Librarian for the Hesburgh Library, Randy assists users with the identification, evaluation, and use of emerging technologies in the creation of a variety of media-rich projects, explores innovative online tools and related services, and identifies learning and engagement opportunities to support student research and promote student success.

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Digital Research and Outreach Librarian
Digital Research and Outreach Librarian
(574) 631-6189 | | 151 Hesburgh Library

Mandy has worked for the Hesburgh Libraries in various roles that include public services, instruction, outreach and management, system analysis and technical services management. She is particularly interested in connecting people to resources, how organizations work and how organizations can be improved through leadership development.

As a program liaison for CurateND and the Center for Digital Scholarship, Mandy continues to build relationships with graduate students to encourage the use of the Libraries' new and existing services. Her successes have strengthened research and scholarly output for students at all levels. Her work includes planning and implementing workshops, providing library instruction for students in the Writing and Rhetoric classes as well as in graduate seminars.

As a member of two graduate school work teams, Mandy serves the Graduate Student Professional Development Team, which develops, coordinates, plans and evaluates professional development opportunities for the graduate student and postdoctoral community. The second group is the Graduate Student Life Team, which monitors, plans, and provides holistic support through events, activities and introducing available graduate resources. Mandy has contributed to the development of a graduate student professional development library collection.

Specialties: Meeting facilitation, technical analysis, training, application support, handling and shipping gifts and purchased collections, communication, customer service management, identification of efficiencies, information discovery, referrals, grant application review


Instructional Design Librarian
(574) 631-4996 | | 160 Hesburgh Library

M.L.I.S. and M.A. in Language, Literature, and Translation, University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee; B.A. in Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Notre Dame

As the Instructional Design Librarian for the Hesburgh Libraries, Anna collaborates with other librarians, faculty, and staff to develop in-person and online educational learning and engagement opportunities that enhance student research and critical thinking skills. She is interested in critical approaches to information literacy instruction and education technology.


Scholarly Communications Librarian
(574) 631-2987 | | 153 Hesburgh Library

As the Scholarly Communications & Undergraduate Engagement Librarian for the Teaching, Research, and User (TRU) services program, Monica collaborates with faculty and staff to provide information and support related to scholarly communication and collaborates with campus stakeholders to develop programs to support and promote undergraduate learning and research. She also serves as the library liaison to the French department.


Africana Studies & Education Librarian
(574) 631-8764 Twitter: LadyLibrarianND | | 152 Hesburgh Library

MLIS, Wayne State University; B.A., University of Detroit Mercy

Leslie serves as the Africana Studies and Education Librarian within the Hesburgh Libraries.

Professional Service
Special Libraries Association, 2019 -
Black Caucus-American Library Association, 2019 -
American Library Association, 2005 -
Black Faculty & Staff Association - University of Notre Dame, 2007 -
Academic Librarian Coach/Mentor to Library Science Students and Newly-Minted Librarians of Diversity & Inclusive Communities, 2010 -
Advisory Board Member, Association of College & Research Libraries:Framework for Information Literacy, 2015 - 2017
President, Indiana Black Librarians Network- Affiliate, Black Caucus-American Library Association, 2014-2015

Community Service
Faith Indiana, 2018 -
Innovator's Thinkers Camp, Inc., 2009 - 2019
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of St. Joseph County, 2007 -
Holy Cross Parish, South Bend, Indiana 2012-