The Collection Strategy Program works collaboratively to implement innovative, data-driven assessment approaches to effectively steward the material acquisitions budget. Members will coordinate with subject liaisons on strategy and budget; negotiate with vendors; and be responsible for all steps in the acquisition process, including licensing and renewals. This program will work closely with the Finance and Administration Program and the Metadata Services Program.

The program will also assess our current holdings in all formats and coordinate the
growth and disposition of the physical stack collection, including gifts-in-kind and shared print programs. In addition, the program will participate in consortial initiatives relating to collective negotiations for new products and renewals, when appropriate, and coordinate all aspects of the acquisitions and collection assessment functions.




Program Director, Collection Strategy and Acquisitions
574-631-5333 | jmorale9@nd.edu | 418 Hesburgh Library

The Head of Interlibrary Loan and Acquisitions Services (ILLAS) manages support of resource acquisitions, regardless of format, for all purchased, leased, and borrowed library resources. The Head directs existing services for electronic and print resource acquisitions, resource licensing, interlibrary loan borrowing, resource payment, and collection assessment.


+1 574 631 4072 | jflanne5@nd.edu | 418 Hesburgh Library

(574) 631-4496 | mgiles@nd.edu | 402AL Hesburgh Library

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.


Scholarly Resource Assessment Librarian
(574) 631-3617 (574) 631-1354 | ladwig.1@nd.edu | 100 Galvin Life Sciences Center | 404 Hesburgh Library

Areas of interest: Science librarianship, collection development, citation analysis, strategic planning, executive leadership/management, project planning, academic libraries

Hesburgh Libraries affiliations: O'Meara Mathematics Library, Biology, Environmental Sciences, and Medicine subject page, Biology and Life Sciences Libguide, Medicine and Health Libguide, Applied Mathematics Libguide, Mathematics Libguide, Statistics and Probability Libguide

University afflilations: Department of Mathematics, Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, Department of Preprofessional Studies, College of Science

Eck Institute for Global Health, Adult Stem Cell Center, Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases, Center for Aquatic Conservation, Environmental Research Center, Harper Cancer Research Institute, Center for Mathematics, Center for Zebrafish Research, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Biocomplexity, Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine

- BS, English / general engineering, U.S. Naval Academy
- MLIS, University of Texas at Austin

I'm the Mathematics and Life Sciences Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame. I graduated from UT-Austin in 1995 and worked for 5 years at McKinsey & Co.'s petroleum practice as an information specialist, then research analyst. I've published in the areas of strategic planning, journal citation half-lives, censorship, syllabi studies, and communities of practice. I'm particularly interested in quantitative analysis and data visualization, including helping colleagues appreciate the power of statistics. I've been involved with the Special Libraries Association's Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division and served a 3-year term as division chair-elect / chair / past-chair. I've also been involved with SLA's Biomedical and Life Sciences Division. I have 5 children, ranging in age from 17 to 25.

The best way to get in touch with me is via e-mail.


Unit Head, Resource Acquisitions and Access
(574) 631-7963 | kmclaug5@nd.edu

The Head of Resource Acquisition & Access provides leadership and operational management for the acquisition of one-time materials, approval plans, and rare & special materials; and supports the functional operations of the electronic resources life cycle within the Collection Strategy & Acquisitions program. The Head ensures license terms align with evolving service needs and campus requirements.


(574) 631-6374 | porourke@nd.edu | 402X Hesburgh Library

Trish works side-by-side with the request fulfillment & customer services team and the resource logistics & discovery team within the Interlibrary Loan & Acquisitions Services Unit. Trish is responsible for accurate and timely payment of invoices related to the purchase of materials and related services. To do so, Trish must maintain a strong relationship with vendors and donors, and works closely with other library partners.

Please see Trish if you have questions about the status of an order or payment.


(574) 631-2643 | bhoffma2@nd.edu | 402W Hesburgh Library

As a member of the electronic resources unit, Belinda contributes to efforts to:

provide access to and support for electronic and serial resources through the creation and maintenance of Aleph and website records for e-resources and serials to ensure effective bibliographic organization and usability. The unit identifies and develops access enhancements such as SFX, eJournal Locator and Metalib integration, along with infrastructure support such as persistent URL management for serial and electronic resources, remote access via ezproxy, and coordination of an electronic resources management system (CORAL). The unit also provides support for usage statistics and manages acquisitions workflow for electronic resources, including trials, licensing, order placement and activation.

Primary report a problem mechanism:


Scholarly Resource Assessment Librarian
+1 574 631 8901 | mrobiso2@nd.edu | 148 Hesburgh Library

As the Political Science and Peace Studies Librarian, Mark Robison works with students and faculty in the Department of Political Science, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the Keough School of Global Affairs, and elsewhere on campus, to support their research. To connect these students and faculty to the information they need, Mark provides research consultations and delivers library instruction sessions. Mark is responsible for the development and management of the political science collection. He also serves as one of three Scholarly Resource Assessment Librarians. His research interests include student outreach, transfer student success, and "libraries of things."


Scholarly Resource Assessment Librarian
(574) 631-5724 | jschneid@nd.edu | 715B Hesburgh Library

Julia Schneider is the subject specialist for Medieval Studies. She received a PhD and a master's degree from Notre Dame's Medieval Institute with concentrations in liturgy, theology, and intellectual history; she also has a master's degree in historical theology from St. Louis University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science degree with a concentration in Rare Books at the University of Illinois. Her subject coverage includes most historical disciplines used in the study of the Middle Ages in the West (approximately 400 AD - 1517 AD).