As Unit Head, Pat is responsible for building digital collections and digitizing materials from the Hesburgh Libraries’ special and general collections in support of teaching, research, and exhibition programs, and preservation.

She currently serves as Team Lead for the Mellon Workflow Subgroup Team to establish joint workflows for the Hesburgh Libraries, University Archives, and Snite Museum. A portion of her time is devoted to the Catholic Research Resources Alliance, where she serves as Digital Projects Librarian. Pat has presented and published widely on collaborative and digital initiatives, with a special focus on ensuring the survival and discovery of religious archives.

She holds a BA in English and MLS from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. In Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.