Erika Hosselkus has spent more than a decade working in the academic core of higher education; she became the associate university librarian for the Scholarly Resources and Services division in August 2023.
As chief of the Scholarly Resources and Services division, Hosselkus leads Hesburgh Libraries’ largest division of faculty and staff. Her portfolio includes research collections, special collections and archives, public and user services, metadata, and preservation. She oversees partnerships and services that support Notre Dame’s commitment to providing an elite undergraduate education, its growing emphasis on rigorous graduate education, and research on and beyond campus.
Prior to her associate university librarian appointment, Hosselkus served as strategic planning implementation project manager and special collections curator for Latin American, Iberian, and Latino/a collections. She is also a fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.
Hosselkus joined Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries in 2016 as a Rare Books and Special Collections curator, developing a world-class Latin American collection for this fast-growing area of study. Since then, she has taken on expanded roles in the Libraries and created partnerships in teaching and learning across campus.
She has collaborated with Notre Dame faculty to connect students with rare books and manuscripts and teaches courses on Spanish paleography and the history of collecting. She has also curated several major physical and digital exhibitions of Latin American and early modern European materials, making Hesburgh Libraries’ distinctive collections accessible to campus and a global research community. She served on the University Committee on Women Faculty and Students and, most recently, was a member of the Hesburgh Libraries Strategic Planning Liaison Team, which developed the Libraries’ new strategic framework.
Before joining Notre Dame, Hosselkus served as an associate professor of history with tenure and coordinator of Graduate Studies and Latin American Studies at Southeast Missouri State University.
Hosselkus holds a Ph.D. in history and an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University. Her current research interests include strategic planning in academic research libraries, the development of print culture in colonial Latin America, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century histories of collecting and exhibiting. Her most recent publication explores the origins and movements of components of the Hesburgh Libraries’ impressive José Durand Peruvian History Collection.