271 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame, IN 46556
o: (574) 631-3353
e: rfox2@nd.edu

Robert Fox Portrait


Rob is the manager for the Web and Software Engineering Unit for the Hesburgh Libraries. In this role, he is responsible for providing leadership and consultative services regarding how the library can take advantage of web based technologies, while managing a highly skilled team of software developers and specialists in the areas of design, user experience, analysis and change management. As a hands on manager, Rob is also involved in the design and development of applications in his role as a member of the software engineering team.


  • Lead and manage a team of four software engineers, a user experience specialist, web analyst, and web developer
  • Overall responsibility for the majority of the library web assets and services
  • Responsible for the training and development of unit staff in order to promote growth, efficiency, innovation and continuous improvement

Software Engineering

  • Consultation regarding the overall strategy for the integration and development of library software projects
  • Promote the use of software infrastructure and web standards
  • Works with the broader software engineering team in order to design and implement software that best fits the strategic needs of the library
  • Develops sustainable and reusable software components and module service oriented architecture

User Experience

  • Provide direction for implementation of proper search engine optimization features
  • Guide the design and implementation of user interfaces for the library's web properties
  • Ensure that user interfaces are implemented in an accessible manner following industry standards