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
Program Director, Collection Strategy and Acquisitions
574-631-5333 | jmorale9@nd.edu | 139 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.


Unit Head, Continuing and Electronic Resources
Unit Head, Continuing and Electronic Resources
(574) 631-4406 | kgetz@nd.edu | 427 Hesburgh Library

Scholarly Resource Assessment Librarian
(574) 631-3617 (574) 631-1354 | ladwig.1@nd.edu | 100 Galvin Life Sciences Center | 147 Hesburgh Library

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

Hesburgh Libraries affiliations: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Probability subject page, 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.


Scholarly Resource Assessment Librarian
Interim Head, Resource Acquisitions & Access
+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."

Mark also serves as the interim head of the Resource Acquisition and Access unit, which is responsible for ordering, receiving, and paying for the thousands of materials that the Libraries adds to its collections each year.


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

Julia Schneider is Scholarly Resources and Assessment Librarian for Arts and Humanities, in addition to being the subject specialist for Medieval Studies and Interim Subject Specialist for Western European History. She received a PhD from Notre Dame's Medieval Institute with concentrations in liturgy, theology, and intellectual history, as well as a master's degree in historical theology from St. Louis University. She received her Master of Library and Information Science degree with a concentration in Rare Books Librarianship at the University of Illinois. Her subject coverage includes most historical disciplines used in the study of the Middle Ages globally (from approximately 400 CE - 1517 CE), and all of Western European History from the 16th to 21st centuries.