Director: Mary Heinzman
Information Resources encompasses the vast array of knowledge available to students through the university library and online. The SAU library is part of the PrairieCat Library system, which allows students access to books and materials from a vast number of public and institutional libraries. In addition, students are able to access materials through research databases, Blackboard sites and other online sources.
Information Resources includes the following services (for more information, click the header):
- Center for Instructional Design and Technology
The Center for Instructional Design and Technology (CIDT) supports the university community in the use of technology in teaching, learning and research. CIDT also operates an open-computing lab where faculty can experiment with various instructional technologies for academic purposes and provides telephone, email and walk-in assistance. CIDT provides support for Blackboard and Elluminate.
- Information Technology
The Information Technology (IT) department provides support and services for all faculty, staff, administrative offices and student computing. IT is charged with maintaining the integrity of the campus network; providing set up, troubleshooting and maintenance of student computer labs; operation of the student registration and billing system; and general network and desktop support. IT provides support for Beeline, Beemail, Datatel and system access.
The SAU library houses more than 150,000 volumes, including books, serials, microfilms, videos and compact discs. It also provides access through computer terminals to area library collections, databases and various kinds of software. Knowledgeable librarians are on hand in person and via the web to answer student questions and aid patrons in accessing data.
Mary Heinzman, Executive Director of Information Resources
Mary is the Executive Director of Information Resources and Library Director. She has been at St. Ambrose University since 1999. Heinzman oversees the Library, Information Technology department, and Center for Instructional Design and Technology. She has a master's degree in library science from Northern Illinois University and a master's degree in business administration from St. Ambrose University. Prior to coming to St. Ambrose, Heinzman worked as a public administrator.