Diane Parr Walker was appointed the Edward H. Arnold University Librarian at the University of Notre Dame in 2011.
The Hesburgh Libraries at Notre Dame include more than 175 faculty and staff members and comprise the main Hesburgh Library and eight branch libraries across campus. Together the libraries contain more than 3.5 million physical volumes, offer access to an equal number of electronic titles, and are visited by over 1 million people each year.
Walker’s vision for the libraries is grounded in her abiding commitment to supporting the academic and research goals of the university. Through her leadership, she has clarified that the mission of the Hesburgh Libraries is and always has been to connect people to knowledge. The Libraries’ job is to acquire, preserve, organize and steward knowledge in any format, making it accessible to all scholars throughout time and across geographic boundaries.
Walker previously served University Libraries at the University of Virginia in several roles over nearly 27 years, first as music librarian, and finally as deputy university librarian. She is a past president of the Music Library Association and serves on the boards of the Academic Libraries of Indiana, the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, the Catholic Research Resources Alliance, and the Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust). She began her research library career at the University of Illinois and the State University of New York at Buffalo. She earned master’s degrees in musicology from the University of Iowa and in library and information science from the University of Illinois. Her bachelor’s degree in music literature is from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois.
As an Associate University Librarian, Lou provides leadership and vision for the library programs related to academic services and collections. The programs are:
Lou is a librarian and a scholar with a doctorate in Medieval Studies. His focus is on integrating library services and collections into the teaching and research missions of the university.He is an elected member of the Comité international de paléographie latine and a fellow of the American Numismatic Society.
As the Executive Administrator for the Hesburgh Libraries, Kelly advises and supports the University Librarian and the Hesburgh Libraries’ senior leadership and also provides oversight of the Libraries’ strategic plan and assessment activities.
As a member of the senior leadership team, Tara helps to shape and implement the overall vision, strategic plan, and related strategic initiatives for the Hesburgh Libraries.
In addition, she develops and oversees the implementation of library-wide integrated marketing and communications strategies that heighten awareness and support of the vital contributions the Libraries make to teaching, learning and research at Notre Dame. For priority initiatives and special projects, she also creates and implements multiplatform communication strategies in alignment with organizational goals.
To this end, Tara works across several areas, including strategic planning, brand development, advertising, online and digital marketing, event marketing, social media, public relations, content development, web design and graphic design. The Libraries’ integrated communications program ensures that Notre Dame students, faculty and other stakeholders have awareness of and access to digital and discipline-specific research expertise, core library services and special programs designed to accelerate learning and advance their research and scholarship.
Within the Libraries she leads cross-programmatic, multidisciplinary teams in support of overall strategic vision, core programs and priority initiatives. Tara also works in collaboration with campus partners, including the schools and colleges, centers and institutes, development, Alumni Association and University Communications to advance the mission of the libraries as well as our shared institutional goals on campus and beyond.
As the Organizational Development Librarian, Marcy assesses and enhances the effectiveness of the Libraries’ organizational structure and operations by working closely with cabinet members, supervisors, faculty colleagues, library teams, and campus partners.
Integrate the University and Library-wide goals, values, and perspectives into the Libraries’ internal functions, such as position design, the recruitment and orientation processes, goal statements, assessment and recognition, team composition, program planning, and communication.
Work with CAP, ELF, and individual supervising librarians to ensure that CAP and faculty manual guidelines are regularly reviewed, maintained, and communicated.
Integrate goals, values, and culture statements into position design, recruitment process, performance management, recognition and internal communication efforts.
Oversee the annual review process for both staff and faculty.
Administer the local training and development budget.
Provide informal coaching and structured training to strengthen individual, management, and team effectiveness.
Oversee OD-related library teams such as the May/June Institute Team, the Performance Recognition Awards Team, the Faculty and Staff Training and Development Team, the Professional Development Committee, the Orientation Team, and the ND Voice Team.
As the Director of the Administrative and Central Resources Program, Matt oversees the financial operating framework for the Hesburgh Libraries and is also responsible for human resources administration and building maintenance.
John oversees three programs, Information Technology and Discovery Services, Resource Acquisitions and Delivery Services, and Digital initiatives and Scholarship. He provides leadership and guidance and manages vision and strategies in the development and optimization of library core systems, and digital, technical, and delivery services.
John is a librarian and a technologist. His professional aspiration is to seamlessly integrate library experience for users both at online and physical spaces. He published and lectured in the areas of web services, web systems, web analytics, and digital assets management.