Rob Kusmer serves as the supervisor of the Strategic Resource Discovery Services team in the Resource Description & Discovery Services unit. He is responsible for original and complex copy cataloging for all German-language monographs as well as monographs in the humanities and theology. He also serves as the German language and literature subject librarian.
Rachel Boyd is responsible for original and complex copy cataloging of humanities materials in a variety of languages, including resources designated for Rare Books and Special Collections. She handles post-processing of materials from two of our outsourcing vendors. Rachel also creates and updates name authority records for the LC/NACO authority file and submits literary author call number proposals to the Library of Congress.
Maggie Giles identifies and edits cataloging records for audiovisual and microform materials. She also creates original cataloging for microform materials and upgrades microform materials with less than full copy. Maggie provides cataloging support for the University’s London Global Gateway Library.
As a member of the Strategic Resource Discovery Services team, Bo performs original and copy cataloging for materials designated for Rare Books and Special Collections. She hires and manages student workers, plans and oversees special projects, and works closely with subject specialists, personnel in Rare Books & Special Collections, and Preservation staff to identify priorities, address preservation needs and expedite workflow.
Joe Ross is responsible for original cataloging of materials designated for Rare Books and Special Collections, with an emphasis on early printed books. He also serves as subject liaison to the Program for the History and Philosophy of Science, including the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values.
Hannah performs a variety of cataloging and resource description functions to support the discovery of Hesburgh Libraries’ most unique collections. As a member of the Strategic Resource Discovery Services team responsible for MARC 21 based cataloging of rare and special collections materials, Hannah also works closely with the Lead Processing Archivist to create finding aids for archival collections in both the University Archives and Rare Books & Special Collections. This position also supports description, discovery and metadata needs for digital exhibits, collections and special projects, as needed.