Head, Rare Books and Special Collections
Russian and East European Studies Librarian
Unit Head, Special Collections
(574) 631-3009 | | 102 Hesburgh Library

Natasha Lyandres supervises the Rare Books and Special Collections Department and the Architecture Library. She is also curator of Russian and East European Studies collections at Notre Dame. Before joining the Hesburgh Libraries, Natasha was a special projects librarian at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives, Stanford University, and a reference librarian at Joyner Library, East Carolina University. Natasha studied Art History at Moscow State University before receiving a Master of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University.


Library Assistant III
(574) 631-5636 | | 102 Hesburgh Library

Irish Studies Librarian
(574) 631-0497 | | 102 Hesburgh Library

Aedín Ní Bhróithe Clements is the Irish Studies librarian, and is also the interim librarian for English literature. She has an MA. in English from Western Michigan University. She is an Irish speaker, and has a degree in Irish and folklore from Universty College Dublin, which is also where she studied librarianship.


Sr. Library Assistant, Special Collections
+1 574 631 9097 | | 102 Hesburgh Library Notre Dame, IN 46556

Curator, Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts
(574) 631-6489 | | 102 Hesburgh Library


  • B.A., M.A., Ph.D. in Greek and Latin, The Ohio State University.

Current Research Interests

  • Commentaries of Arnulf of Orléans
  • Medieval Reception of Ovid's Metamorphoses

Works In Progress

  • A critical edition of Arnulf of Orléans's grammatical and allegorical commentary to Ovid's Metamorphoses.

Books and Monographs

Articles and Book Chapters

  • K.V. Manukyan, B.J. Guerin, E.J. Stech, A. Aprahamian, M. Wiescher, D.T. Gura, Z.D. Schultz, “Multiscale X-ray Fluorescence Mapping Complemented by Raman Spectroscopy for Pigment Analysis of a 15th-century Breton Manuscript,” Analytical Methods 8 (2016): 7696-7701.

  • “Living with Ovid: The Founding of Arnulf of Orléans' Thebes,” in Manuscripts of the Latin Classics 800-1200, ed. Erik Kwakkel. 131-166. Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2015.

  • “A Hitherto Unknown Book of Hours from the Amiénois: Notre Dame,Saint Mary’s College, Cushwa-Leighton Library, MS 3: or the Le Féron-Grisel Hours,” Manuscripta 56 (2012): 227-68.

  • “From the Orléanais to Pistoia: the Survival of the Catena Commentary,” Manuscripta 54 (2010): 171-88.

Exhibitions & Installations

Courses 2016-2017

  • Medieval Latin (Summer 2017)
  • Latin Paleography (Spring 2017)
  • The Bible and Liturgy (Spring 2017)

Latin American Curator
| | 102 Hesburgh Library

Assistant Librarian
(574) 631-9832 | | 102 Hesburgh Library

Special Collections Curator
(574) 631-6506 | | 102 Hesburgh Library

Western European History Librarian
Curator, Special Collections
(574) 631-7845 | | 102 Hesburgh Library

Julie Tanaka is curator of Rare Books and subject specialist for Western European History. She is also the library liaison to the Program of Liberal Studies. Julie has a BA from San Jose State University in Humanities with a concentration in European Studies, MA in Classics from the University of California, Irvine, MLIS from the University of Washington, and PhD in European History, specializing in 15th and 16th century German History, from the University of California, Berkeley.

Special Collections Digital Project Specialist
(574) 631-5610 | | 102 Hesburgh Library

Sara Weber is the Digital Project Specialist within Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC). Her primary focuses are the digitization of rare materials held by Hesburgh Libraries for research, publishing and web use, and the design and mamagement of all RBSC websites. Sara also provides graphic design for RBSC exhibitions, outreach and Web sites, serves as a consultant for initiatives that involve RBSC content, provides primary on-site technical and maintenance support for Mac computers within the department, and provides support for faculty and staff using the technology in the RBSC digital seminar room.

Sara has a Master of Arts in Art History from the University of Notre Dame ('00), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Siena Heights University ('95).