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;
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.
As Systems Librarian, Aaron manages some of the core library management, discovery and delivery applications for the Hesburgh Libraries and the Michiana Academic Library Consortium.
MLS, Indiana University; A.B., Philosophy, Harvard University
As a technical services librarian and a member of the Project Management Office (PMO), Nastia works on various library-wide and RAD program projects that require a project manager. She plans project requirements, oversees communication with stakeholders, and ensures successful project execution.
Nastia has two work spaces in Hesburgh Library: one on the 4th floor, room 426; and one in room 271 with the rest of the PMO members. She splits her week between the two offices. Nastia can always be reached by email aguimara[at]nd.edu or phone 1-3558.
Nastia holds a Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Spanish from Moscow State Linguistic University in Moscow, Russia, and a Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science from IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN. Nastia is a native speaker of Russian.
As RAD Services Analyst, Sarah applies creativity, critical thinking and technical knowledge to topical and operational problems, providing RAD leadership with possible solutions that optimize program services and meet business requirements. Sarah works towards designing scalable service models that support end-to-end automated workflows, maximize system capabilities and dependencies, and promote functional integration. Sarah uses available tools and metrics to analyze, measure and forecast service improvements, considering productivity and cost in solution proposals. She develops business cases that feed program project and operational management planning. Given the wide understanding acquired by her work, Sarah spearheads the management of RAD program documentation, working closely with program members, the PMO, IT and other regarding best practices and retention policies.
Sarah joined the RAD Program in 2016 as RAD/ILLAS Supervisor, where she has gained expertise in interlibrary loan and acquisitions workflows and systems. Prior to joining RAD, Sarah served as Adjunct Research Librarian for the Hesburgh Libraries in 2011-2012. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies & Economics from Bard College and a MA in Library & Information Science from Simmons College. Sarah also brings further experience from Harvard University where she worked as an acquisitions assistant at the Tozzer Library and serials cataloging assistant at the Harvard University Libraries.
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.