284B Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame, IN 46556
o: (574) 631-2871
e: msimons@nd.edu

Marcy Simons Portrait


As the Organizational Development Librarian, Marcy assesses and enhances the effectiveness of the Libraries’ organizational structure and operations by working closely with cabinet members, supervisors, faculty colleagues, library teams, and campus partners.

Human Resources and Provost' Office Partners

  • Integrate the University and Library-wide goals, values, and perspectives into the Libraries’ internal functions, such as position design, the recruitment and orientation processes, goal statements, assessment and recognition, team composition, program planning, and communication.

  • Work with CAP, ELF, and individual supervising librarians to ensure that CAP and faculty manual guidelines are regularly reviewed, maintained, and communicated.

  • Liaison with partners in Provost' Office regarding changes to academic articles, the Library Faculty Manual and other guidelines related to library faculty issues.

Organizational Development

  • Integrate goals, values, and culture statements into position design, recruitment process, performance management, recognition and internal communication efforts.

  • Oversee the annual review process for both staff and faculty.

  • Administer the local training and development budget.

  • Provide informal coaching and structured training to strengthen individual, management, and team effectiveness.

  • Listen, advocate, identify options to resolve problems and conflicts.

  • Oversee OD-related library teams such as the May/June Institute Team, the Performance Recognition Awards Team, the Faculty and Staff Training and Development Team, the Professional Development Committee, the Orientation Team, and the ND Voice Team.


  • Assist in developing recruitment strategies for faculty positions and designing position descriptions for faculty and for staff in the Library Family of the HR job architecture.