The Teaching, Research, and User Services Program has a primary focus on teaching, learning, and direct and proactive engagement with all levels of library users to promote long-term learning and successful outcomes for their research, scholarship, and creative endeavors. Program members engage library users through teaching and consultations in classrooms, workshops, online, in-person, at service locations, and through connections to a variety of departments and campus organizations. Members support library users through patron-focused services for resource access such as resource identification and selection, library guide creation and management, document delivery, interlibrary loan, reserves, and stacks management. They support academic programs with services such as scholarly communication support, research and writing camps, course-integrated library instruction, and online learning opportunities. The team works with subject librarians and campus faculty as the authority on integrating information, media, and digital literacy frameworks, instructional design, and outcomes-based assessment into pedagogical practices.
Erika is presently serving as Strategic Planning Implementation Project Manager for the Hesburgh Libraries. In this role she is leading Phase 3 of strategic framework development, facilitating implementation and organization-wide alignment, on behalf of the Dean of the Hesburgh Libraries.
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.