David Dressing is the Head of the Area Studies and Global Affairs Unit in the Hesburgh Libraries. This unit consists of a group of subject specialists who purchase many of the books, digital resources, and other specialized materials for the libraries for those topics, and who act as liaisons to departments and institutes in their area of specialty. David is the subject specialist for Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies. He has an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, and an MA and PhD in Latin American History from Tulane University.
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.
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.