Associate University Librarian, Digital Access, Resources and Information Technology
Interim Head Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship
Associate University Librarian, Digital Access, Resources and Information Technology
(574) 631-6495 | | 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. 


Program Director, Information Technology
Program Director, Information Technology
Program Director, Information Technology
Interim Head, Digital Consulting and Instruction Services
(574) 631-3092 | | 405 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.


  • 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.


Program Director, Digital Initiatives and Scholarship
Program Director, Digital Initiatives and Scholarship
(574) 631-1086 | | 271J Hesburgh Library

As the Program Director of Digital Initiatives and Scholarship, Rick Johnson directs the design and development of the Libraries' data curation and digital library solutions for research, teaching, and learning. These include CurateND, the library’s service to curate, preserve, and spotlight collections and research at Notre Dame. Rick also provides oversight of data management planning services within the libraries, and supports activities in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship.

Focus areas include:

  • Coordinate with faculty, students, and researchers to determine best solutions to preserve, manage, curate, present, and share digital content, data, and other resources used in research, teaching, and learning.
  • Define long-term strategic objectives to meet stakeholder needs and emerging trends.
  • Direct and coordinate planning around areas such as data integrity, disaster recovery, retention policies, and data management policies.
  • Work in support of Digital Projects and services related to the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship.

With over 15 years experience, Rick has worked in software development, testing, sales, and management. As a graduate of the University of Notre Dame in 1999, Rick is also double domer with bachelor’s degrees in Japanese and Computer Science.

In his spare time, Rick enjoys distance running and traveling.


Digital Preservation Strategist
(574) 631-1923 | | 271I Hesburgh Library

Program Director, Resource Acquisitions and Discovery
(574) 631-4036 | | 406 Hesburgh Library

Laura is director of the Resource Acquisitions & Discovery Program, better known as RAD. The program provides a wide range of functional expertise in the areas of resource sharing, resource acquisition, and collection description and metadata management. The program has three main units;

  • Interlibrary Loan & Acquisitions Services (Jessica Morales, manager)
  • Resource Description & Discovery Services (vacant)
  • Discovery Access & Systems (Aaron Bales, manager)

RAD is proud to support the Libraries mission of Connecting People to Knowledge through patron-oriented services such as borrowing of interlibrary loan material for the Notre Dame community, resource acquisitions of all types and methods, and resource discovery through cataloging of library collections, solid access to electronic resources, and metadata creation and enrichment for digital collection and research information initiatives.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Laura holds a bachelor's degree in French and master's degree in Library and Information Studies.

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Project Manager
(574) 631-2954 | | 271 Hesburgh Library

Miranda oversees the management of projects in three programs: Information Technology, Discovery Services, Resource Acquisitions and Delivery Services, and Digital Initiatives and Scholarship. She provides a common contact point for all DARIT project work and endeavors to implement and oversee consistent project management processes throughout the library.

Responsibilities Include:
• Develop project plans and collaborate with Program Director(s) to set project priorities and high level timelines based on stakeholder needs and strategic library initiatives;
• Recommend, implement, document, and oversee consistent project management processes;
• Collaborate with technical lead and/or product owner(s) to define project scope, set sprint milestones, and schedule backlog to meet proper implementation of requirements and long-term strategic objectives;
• Provide a central communication point for project progress and work to define new channels for internal and external communication.

Miranda has a bachelor’s degree in Computational Mathematics from Saint Mary’s College and is currently working on her master’s degree in Project Management from Keller School of Management.