People

Donald Brower dbrower@nd.edu Digital Library Infrastructure Lead
Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame

In addition to his primary role as the Digital Library Infrastructure Lead, Don is the acting institutional repository manager. He also maintains a digital preservation environment for library holdings, and participates in several community projects related to preservation storage and software emulation. Don has a background in mathematics and his current research interests include applications of technology and statistical tools to library operations.

Mark Dehmlow mdehmlow@nd.edu Director, Information Technology Program
Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame

As the Director of Library Information Technology, Mark is responsible for providing leadership, vision, and oversight for the strategic and functional directions of the Hesburgh Libraries IT Program. He has written and presented on software development, open source software, organizational change, cloud computing, and technology management. Mark is a co-leader for this IMLS grant project.

Nastia Guimaraes aguimara@nd.edu Project Management Librarian
Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame

Prior to moving into her role of Project Management Librarian, Nastia worked for many years as a manager in technical services where she oversaw cataloging units. Nastia has been professionally active in the American Library Association, and has published and presented on a variety of topics related to technical services and, as of recently, project management.

Melissa Harden mharden@nd.edu First Year Experience Librarian
Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame

As the First Year Experience Librarian, Melissa focuses on connecting first-year students to the resources and services available at the Hesburgh Libraries. As an instructor, Melissa develops learner-centered information literacy sessions for students in Writing and Rhetoric classes. Melissa has always been passionate about teaching and learning — one of her research interests involves using topic modeling for assessment.

Helen Hockx-Yu hyu3@nd.edu Program Manager, Digital Asset Strategy
Office of Information Technologies, University of Notre Dame

Helen’s responsibilities as Program Manager for Digital Asset Strategy include coordinating the development and implementation of a campus-wide strategic plan to guide the lifecycle management of digital assets. Helen has led many national and international digital initiatives. She has published and spoken extensively about web archiving and digital preservation, addressing national and international audiences at various academic and professional conferences.

Daniel Johnson djohns27@nd.edu English Literature and Digital Humanities Librarian
Hesburgh Libraries, Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship, University of Notre Dame

Dan is the subject specialist for English literature and digital humanities, and manages the British and American literature collections. His teaching, research, and consultations span digital and traditional literary scholarship, with a special interest in 18th- and 19th-century literature, early micro-computing culture, and digital editions. He has published and presented on spectral agency in early English fiction, interpretive encoding in TEI, digital humanities in libraries, and the paratextual contexts of 1980s consumer software.

Laurie McGowan lthiel@nd.edu Digital Project Manager
Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame

As a Digital Project Manager, Laurie develops project plans, helps sets project priorities, and creates high-level timelines. She oversees project management processes throughout the library, and serves as a central communication point for internal and external communications. Laurie has published and presented on a variety of topics related to instructional design, web design communications, and project management.

Eric Lease Morgan emorgan@nd.edu Digital Initiatives Librarian
Hesburgh Libraries, Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship, University of Notre Dame

As a Digital Initiatives Librarian, Eric’s work focuses on assisting faculty and students by offering text mining services, teaching workshops, and writing software. Eric has decades-long experience in writing open source software and open access publishing. He wrote his first artificial intelligence system in 1990, and he distributed his first open access publication a few years later. One of his professional goals is to discover new ways to use computers to provide better library service.

Alex Papson apapson@nd.eduUnit Head, Metadata and Digital Services Librarian
Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame

As the Head of Digital Production Services at the Hesburgh Libraries, Alex supervises digital production activity for the library with long term digital preservation as the primary goal. He also serves as the Metadata and Digital Services Librarian through the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship, performing outreach on digital projects, digital collection management, and metadata management. Alex has over ten years of experience working with and building digital collections.

John Wang zheng.wang@nd.edu Associate University Librarian, Digital Access, Resources and Information Technology
Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame

As Associate University Librarian, John oversees three programs: Information Technology and Discovery Services, Resource Acquisitions and Delivery Services, and Digital Initiatives and Scholarship. He provides leadership and vision for the development and optimization of library digital, technical, and delivery services. He has published and lectured in the areas of web services and analytics, digital library development, project management, collection supply chain management, and digital scholarship. John is the Principle Investigator for this IMLS grant project.