Members


Associate University Librarian, Digital Access, Resources and Information Technology
Head, Project Management Office
(574) 631-6495 | zheng.wang@nd.edu | 284D Hesburgh Library

Zheng (John) Wang is Associate University Librarian for Digital Access, Resources, and Information Technology at the University of Notre Dame. He provides leadership and guidance and manages vision and strategies in the development and optimization of library systems and applications, and digital, technical, and delivery services.

Selected Responsibilities:

  • Provide Leadership and Vision by playing a leading role in library-wide strategic planning, resource management, and assessment and helping to develop and convey a clear and compelling vision;
  • Closely align goals, structure, resources, and values with those of the University;
  • Energize the organization through emphasis on collaboration, flexibility, empowerment, on-going learning, service excellence, and a commitment to work together as one team;
  • Maintain, develop, and inspire a strategically-focused and highly knowledgeable workforce;
  • Coach and empower program directors and team leaders to excel both directly and through effective delegation and management;
  • Build and deepen campus relationships, identifying opportunities to share resources provide targeted services and programs, and productively collaborate.

He is a librarian and a technologist, holding both Master of Arts in Library and Information studies as well as Mast of Science in Information Systems. His experience includes content workflow, user-centered design, usability methodologies, Web systems, and application development. His professional aspiration is to integrate library online and offline services seamlessly for users.  He published and lectured in the areas of web services and analytics, digital library development, project management, collection supply chain management, and digital scholarship. 

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Program Director, Digital Services
(574) 631-4329 | lajamie@nd.edu | 271G Hesburgh Library
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Program Director, Information Technology
(574) 631-3092 | mdehmlow@nd.edu | 271E Hesburgh Library

Mark is responsible for providing leadership, vision, and oversight for the strategic and functional directions of the IT Program including stewardship for the Program's budget and personnel. As Program Director for most of the Libraries' core technical infrastructure and services, he collaborates with key library and University stakeholders and partners to plan and implement technology solutions that contribute to a transformative academic library.

Vision and Oversight

  • Provide overall leadership for the IT Program, establish foundational vision and strategic directions in collaboration with program leadership, and help leaders carry out that vision across four functional units (Web and Software Engineering, IT Support, Enterprise Systems, and Enterprise Applications).
  • As a member of the Libraries' Cabinet, collaborate on setting Library wide goals and strategies.
  • Help program and organization adjust to change and demands created by technology developments and increasing user needs through communication, process management, process improvement, coaching, and team building.

Management


  • Provide management and guidance for three unit managers and two library faculty.
  • Collaboratively establish goals with direct reports, coach as needed, and evaluate performance.
  • Provide advice and direction on professional development and skill advancement in alignment with library strategies and goals.
  • Provide oversight for program budget.

Communication and Collaboration


  • Share decisions and information made in the Cabinet with managers and Program.
  • Regular communication with Cabinet and other library and University stakeholders to hear about needs, ensure that Program is delivering on expected outcomes, negotiate change, and collaborate on key initiatives.

Mark holds Bachelor's of Arts degrees in English and Math from the University of Maine and a Master's of Science degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois.

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Head of Strategic Innovation
(574) 631-1086 | rjohns14@nd.edu | 271J Hesburgh Library

Operating within the Office of the University Librarian, the Director of Strategic Innovation leads and coordinates efforts focused on strategic innovation and research and development within the mid- to long-range landscape in anticipation of changing stakeholder needs. In collaboration with library stakeholders from across the organization, lead targeted efforts to surface, conceptualize, evaluate, and realize strategic ideas and opportunities to transform library services, programs, processes, technologies, etc.

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Interim Head, Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship and E-Research Librarian
(574) 631-1546 | natalie.meyers@nd.edu | 250D Navari Center for Digital Scholarship, Hesburgh Library

M.L.I.S 1994, University of California, Berkeley; M.A. English, 1989 University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Ms Meyers is an E-Research librarian in the Navari Family Center For Digital Scholarship where she helps pioneer and provide research data consulting services, including more in-depth data management services in support of grant-funded research.

Devotes up to 80% of her time as an embedded e-research librarian on grant-funded research and in collaboration with faculty members' and partner organizations' projects.

Serves as an ambassador and advisor to groups and individuals regarding data and digital content management.

Provides advice & works with units across campus and externally to provide collaborative, team-based support for reproducible research, data management and software preservation needs, as well as data and metadata services for the Navari Center for Digital Scholarship. Also hosts, conducts, and/or designs related workshops.

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