Natasha Lyandres supervises the Rare Books and Special Collections Department and the Architecture Library. She is also curator of Russian and East European Studies collections at Notre Dame. Before joining the Hesburgh Libraries, Natasha was a special projects librarian at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives, Stanford University, and a reference librarian at Joyner Library, East Carolina University. Natasha studied Art History at Moscow State University before receiving a Master of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University.
Aedín Ní Bhróithe Clements is the Irish Studies librarian. She has an MA. in English from Western Michigan University. She is an Irish speaker, and has a degree in Irish and folklore from University College Dublin, which is also where she studied librarianship.
Erika Hosselkus is curator of Latin Americana and subject specialist for Latin American and Latino Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in History and an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University as well as undergraduate degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno, in History and Spanish. Along with her broad interests in the history and cultures of Latin America, Erika specializes in the colonial Mexican history, particularly the experiences of indigenous groups.
Julie Tanaka is curator of Rare Books and subject specialist for Western European History. She also heads public services for Special Collections and is the library liaison to the Program of Liberal Studies. Julie has a BA from San Jose State University in Humanities with a concentration in European Studies, MA in Classics from the University of California, Irvine, MLIS from the University of Washington, and PhD in European History, specializing in 15th and 16th century German History, from the University of California, Berkeley.
Sara Weber is the Digital Project Specialist within Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC). Her primary focuses are the digitization of rare materials held by Hesburgh Libraries for research, publishing and web use, and the design and mamagement of all RBSC websites. Sara also provides graphic design for RBSC exhibitions, outreach and Web sites, serves as a consultant for initiatives that involve RBSC content, provides primary on-site technical and maintenance support for Mac computers within the department, and provides support for faculty and staff using the technology in the RBSC digital seminar room.
Sara has a Master of Arts in Art History from the University of Notre Dame ('00), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Siena Heights University ('95).
Yang Wu has a PhD in modern Chinese history (18th to 21st Centuries) from the University of British Columbia, and a Masters degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Alberta. As the Librarian-in-Residence from 2016-2018 he will serve rotations in three Hesburgh Library departments: Area Studies, Rare Books and Special Collections, the Center for Digital Scholarship and in the Kresge Law Library. Yang specializes in the study of Chinese communism and warfare in China and has research knowledge in information policy relating to expanding broadband access around the world, and has recently published the joint authored article, "Thematic Analysis of Eight Canadian Federal Broadband Programs from 1994 to 2016." in the Journal of Information Policy. His role during the rotations will be to assist in collection development for Chinese language materials, creating libGuides of resources on China, provide instruction on Chinese history, Special Collections materials and information literacy, give research and reference assistance to students and faculty members in the areas of Chinese Studies and Law, and to assist with digital humanities projects and other research at the Hesburgh and Kresge law libraries.