Subject Librarian / Specialist

German Language and Literatures Subject Librarian and Lead MARC Cataloger
(574) 631-8649 | | 407 Hesburgh Library

Robert Kusmer is a faculty librarian and curator of the German Language and Literature collection in the Libraries. Rob is an Affiliate in the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and Lead MARC cataloger in the Metadata Initiatives Unit in the Metadata Services Program of the Hesburgh Libraries.

The Metadata Initiatives Unit creates or enriches resource metadata for a wide range of resource types, schemes and encoding practices to ensure the Libraries' specialized and unique holdings are discoverable through a variety of systems. It ensures the proper application of industry metadata standards and performs subject analysis, rare books cataloging, original cataloging, metadata work for digital content, authority control work, and identity data management.

Rob holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in German Language and Literature, as well as a master's degree in Library Science from Kent State University and B.A. cum laude in German from Cleveland State University.


Scholarly Resource Assessment Librarian
(574) 631-5724 | | 715B Hesburgh Library

Julia Schneider is Scholarly Resources and Assessment Librarian for Arts and Humanities, in addition to being the subject specialist for Medieval Studies and Interim Subject Specialist for Western European History. She received a PhD from Notre Dame's Medieval Institute with concentrations in liturgy, theology, and intellectual history, as well as a master's degree in historical theology from St. Louis University. She received her Master of Library and Information Science degree with a concentration in Rare Books Librarianship at the University of Illinois. Her subject coverage includes most historical disciplines used in the study of the Middle Ages globally (from approximately 400 CE - 1517 CE), and all of Western European History from the 16th to 21st centuries.