Natasha Lyandres is the head of Rare Books and Special Collections Department. She is also the Russian and East European Studies librarian. Natasha studied Art History at Moscow State University before receiving a Master of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University.
Rachel Bohlmann is the subject specialist for American history, American Studies, and journalism. She has an undergraduate degree from Valparaiso University; an MTS in religion from Harvard Divinity School; an MS in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and PhD in American history from the University of Iowa.
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 Latinx 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.
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 management of all RBSC websites. Sara also provides graphic design for RBSC exhibitions, outreach and websites, 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).