Program Director, Collections Strategy and Subject Services
(574) 631-2191 | | 407 Hesburgh Library

Head, STEM and Business Unit
(574) 631-5070 | | 149 Fitzpatrick Hall

Sociology Librarian
(574) 631-5176 | | 201B Hesburgh Library

Jessica Kayongo is the Sociology Librarian. As subject liaison to the Sociology Department, she provides library instruction and library research assistance, and manages the library's sociology resources and collections.


Mathematics, Statistics, Biology and Medicine Librarian
(574) 631-3617 (574) 631-1354 | | 009 Hayes-Healy Center | 100 Galvin Life Science

Areas of interest: Science librarianship, collection development, citation analysis, strategic planning, executive leadership/management, project planning, academic libraries

Hesburgh Libraries affiliations: O'Meara Mathematics Library, Biology, Environmental Sciences, and Medicine subject page, Biology and Life Sciences Libguide, Medicine and Health Libguide, Applied Mathematics Libguide, Mathematics Libguide, Statistics and Probability Libguide

University afflilations: Department of Mathematics, Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, Department of Preprofessional Studies, College of Science

Eck Institute for Global Health, Adult Stem Cell Center, Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases, Center for Aquatic Conservation, Environmental Research Center, Harper Cancer Research Institute, Center for Mathematics, Center for Zebrafish Research, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Biocomplexity, Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine

- BS, English / general engineering, U.S. Naval Academy
- MLIS, University of Texas at Austin

I'm the Mathematics and Life Sciences Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame. I graduated from UT-Austin in 1995 and worked for 5 years at McKinsey & Co.'s petroleum practice as an information specialist, then research analyst. I've published in the areas of strategic planning, journal citation half-lives, censorship, syllabi studies, and communities of practice. I'm particularly interested in quantitative analysis and data visualization, including helping colleagues appreciate the power of statistics. I've been involved with the Special Libraries Association's Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division and served a 3-year term as division chair-elect / chair / past-chair. I've also been involved with SLA's Biomedical and Life Sciences Division. I have 5 children, ranging in age from 15 to 23.

The best way to get in touch with me is via e-mail.


Unit Head, Catholic Studies Librarian
(574) 631-1703 | | | 201A-2 Hesburgh Library

M.A. in Library Science, University of Chicago, 1989
B.A. in English, Bryn Mawr College, 1985

Library liaison to Badin Hall, 2014-

I've been the Catholic Studies Librarian at Hesburgh Libraries since 2007, providing assistance to faculty, students, and visiting scholars while building the collections in American Catholic studies.


Administrative Assistant
(574) 631-6257 | | 201A-3 Hesburgh Library

As Administrative Assistant in the Collections Strategy and Research Services Program, Trudie provides administrative, clerical, and technical support for librarians in both the Area Studies and Global Affairs and the Humanities and Area Studies Units, as well as the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. She acts as a principal communications liaison between those two programs. Trudie began working in the Hesburgh Libraries in the year 2000.

Collections Strategy and Subject Services Program

  • Provides administrative and technical support for both the Area Studies and Global Affairs and the Humanities and Area Studies Units.
  • Hires, schedules, trains, and oversees student workers within the two units.
  • Maintains several Google Groups listservs within the Collections Strategy and Research Services Program.
  • Serves as an administrator for LibGuides, and trains new subject librarians on using the program to create and maintain their subject guides and course pages.
  • Processes requests for damaged material by performing book catalog searches in the library web catalog and other databases,updates Aleph catalog records, and delivers materials to Acquisitions for selector review.
  • Provides computer support to both units and answers hardware and software questions, working with Library ITS to resolve computing and web site problems.

Rare Books and Special Collections

  • Provides administrative and access support in Rare Books and Special Collections.
  • As the first point of contact in the Special Collections Reading Room, Trudie welcomes patrons, assesses their research needs, and registers them.
  • Pulls materials, or requests materials to be pulled by staff, student, or a curator. Provides materials to patrons, and instructs them on how to properly handle them.
  • Monitors the Reading Room when rare books and other materials are being consulted by patrons. Instructs patrons on how to use the scanner, as requested.
  • Coordinates and facilitates the transfer of materials between Special Collections and the Conservation Unit.