Mary Heinzman, executive director of information resources, will address the graduating class at the St. Ambrose University winter commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 16.
Heinzman joined the St. Ambrose library staff in 1999 and became director of the library in 2006. As executive director of information resources since 2010, she has been involved in helping the library and the campus meet the needs of students in the digital age.
Heinzman has actively served on numerous university committees, panels and work groups. That includes two terms on the Strategic Planning Committee, from 2005 through 2010 and from 2015 to the present. She has served on the Academic Support Committee since 2005 and on the Academic and Student Affairs Leadership team since 2010.
Heinzman is a recent graduate of the Harvard Leadership Institute within the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree from St. Ambrose in 2008. She holds a Certificate of Study in Electronic Libraries from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Library Science degree from Northern Illinois University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa.
Heinzman also has been active in regional and national library science organizations. She is former member at-large of the College Libraries Section of the American Library Association, a former chair of the RiverShare Library Consortium and a former president of the executive board of the Iowa chapter of the Association of College Research Libraries.
Heinzman and her husband, Ron, are parents of two St. Ambrose alumni, Katie (Heinzman) Kester '01 and Marc Heinzman '07.