(574) 631-4036


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

Laura directs and administers the work of an integrated collection description and discovery program referred to as RAD. The work of the program is carried out by three units:

- Interlibrary Loan & Acquisitions Services (serving as Interim Head)
- Resource Description & Discovery Services
- Discovery Access & Systems (managed jointly with the Program Director for Information Technology)

The Program, supported also by a full-time Project Manager, is responsible for acquisitions of licensed print and e-resources, interlibrary loan, cataloging/metadata creation and enrichment, and material discovery through various systems. RAD's mission is to make the Libraries' resources known or discoverable to the University community and beyond.

Laura earned her bachelor's degree in French and master's degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Head, Discovery and Access Systems Unit
(574) 631-4035 | | 208 Hesburgh Library

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.

Discovery System

  • Configure and maintain OneSearch and the ND Catalog, using the Primo Discovery System (from Ex Libris).
  • Load records from the library management system and other internal and external sources.

Library Management System

  • Configure and maintain the Aleph 500 Integrated Library System, which is used for acquisitions, cataloging and circulation of library materials.
  • Support integration of the management system with the discovery system, interlibrary loan and other related systems.

MLS, Indiana University; A.B., Philosophy, Harvard University


Project Management Librarian
(574) 631-3558 | | 426 Hesburgh Library

As a technical services librarian and a member of the virtual 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 all stakeholders involved, ensures successful project execution, and acts as a contact person for projects under her guidance.

Nastia has two work spaces in Hesburgh Library: one on the 4th floor, room 426; and one in room 208 with the rest of the PMO members. She splits her week between the two offices. Nastia can always be reached by email aguimara[at] or phone 1-3558.

She serves on the Hesburgh Libraries Aleph and Discovery Systems Teams.

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.


Head, Resource Description & Discovery Services, and Metadata Strategist
Head, Resource Description and Discovery Services
(574) 631-5739 | | 429 Hesburgh Library

Mary McKeown serves as head of Resource Description & Discovery Services (RDDS) and as Metadata Strategist. RDDS consists of three teams providing cataloging and metadata services in order to ensure and enhance discoverability of Hesburgh Libraries' collections. As Metadata Strategist, Mary works with colleagues and stakeholders throughout the Libraries to address issues and policies affecting discovery of our bibliographic resources. She also serves as the Libraries' NACO coordinator.