Areas of Interest: Science librarianship, collection development, citation analysis, strategic planning, executive leadership/management, project planning, academic libraries
Other affiliations: O'Meara Mathematics Library, Department of Mathematics, Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
BS, General engineering/English, U.S. Naval Academy
MLIS, University of Texas at Austin
I'm the Mathematics and Life Sciences Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries
of Notre Dame (directory).
I graduated from UT-Austin in 1995 and worked for 5 years at McKinsey & Co.'s petroleum practice as an information specialist, then research analyst. I've published in the areas of strategic planning, journal citation half-lives, censorship, syllabi studies, and communities of practice. I'm particularly interested in quantitative analysis, including helping colleagues appreciate the power of statistics. I am active in the Special Libraries Association's Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division and served a 3-year term as division chair-elect / chair / past-chair. I'm also a member of SLA's Biomedical and Life Sciences Division. My wife Monica and I have 5 children.
One of my professional goals is to continue to provide excellent library
service to mathematicians and biologists. Please see the O'Meara Mathematics
Library's home page or the Biology and Life Sciences subject page.
The best way to get in touch with me is via e-mail,
but here is my complete address:
J. Parker Ladwig
Mathematics and Life Sciences Librarian
University of Notre Dame
009 Hayes-Healy Center/100 Galvin Life Sciences Center
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5641
Phone (Hayes-Healy): (574) 631-3617
Phone (Galvin): (574) 631-1354
Fax (Hayes-Healy): (574) 631-9660