The ACU Library is named after Dr. Richard S. Beal. Dr. Beal was one of the founders of ACU and was a well-known leader in the Conservative Baptist movement. He pastored First Baptist Church of Tucson from 1918-1969. While he served as pastor, the church grew in membership from 200 to over 3,000. Dr. Beal wrote and published several books during his lifetime, including ten volumes of sermons titled Rivers in the Desert. Dr. Beal passed away in 1989 at 102 years of age. In 2004, R. Beal Jr., Dr. Beal’s son, published a book about the life and ministry of his father titled A Modern Barnabas: The Ministry of R.S. Beal of Tucson. Dr. Beal Jr. donated his impressive Entomology collection to ACU’s science department.
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Library hours are posted on homepage of the ACU Library Catalog.
Robert Oliverio, M.A.L.I.S.
Office Phone: (602) 489-5300 x1110 | Toll-free: (800) 247-2697 x1110 | Fax: (602) 404-2159
Rob Oliverio loves to help people find information. That’s why he became a librarian. If you ask him a question, he will do whatever he can to meet your need. In the meantime, he works behind the scenes to ensure that you can find books and other resources in the ACU Library’s catalog and on the shelf. He also offers instruction in how to do research and creates Pathfinders and handouts to empower you as an independent researcher. He strives to save you time and to lead you to success in your studies at ACU.
Rob is a Phoenix native who likes philosophy, theology, and church history most among his wide-ranging interests. After getting a solid, Biblically integrated education from Grace Christian High School, he obtained a B.A. in Integrative Studies with a Minor in Religious Studies from Arizona State University. His undergraduate education gave him a broad background in the liberal arts, especially philosophy. In fact, he even pursued graduate study in philosophy at Purdue University for a year before realizing his passion for librarianship. An internship at the Phoenix Seminary Library convinced Rob to seek an M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Arizona; he graduated in December 2014. Rob enjoys serving at Northwest Community Church and spending his free time with his wife Stefani (an ACU alumna) and their three children.
Randi Baltzer, M.A.L.I.S.
Reference and Technical Services Librarian
Office Phone: (602) 386-4117 | Toll-free: (800) 247-2697 x1129 | Fax: (602) 404-2159
Randi loves researching and learning about new topics. She’s passionate about information in its many forms and enjoys digging deep to find interesting works of historic or academic significance. If you need help developing a research subject, finding resources, or brainstorming your research subject, she’s happy to sit down and meet with you! Or, if you just need help in general, she’s here to aid you in your quest.
Randi is from Phoenix. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English with a Certificate in Literature and a Minor in History at Northern Arizona University. In 2021, she earned her Master of Arts degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Arizona. When Randi is not working, she enjoys reading, writing, playing video games, painting, and observing God’s beautiful creation. She also spends time with her three siblings, their families, and her parents. Randi enjoys reading fiction and history books, and she’s happy to recommend reading in either genre. Her favorite Bible verses are Proverbs 3:5-6 and Isaiah 41:10.
Office Phone: (602) 489-5300 x1130 | Toll-free: (800) 247-2697 x1130 | Fax: (602) 404-2159
Valerie is a native Phoenician, born and raised in the west valley. She has been married to her wonderful husband Scott for over 32 years. They have one grown son, Ben, who also lives in the Phoenix area. She has over 18 years of experience in both private and public education environments, with the main focus being in libraries as a library technician and a library assistant. Valerie enjoys helping people of all ages and backgrounds and sharing her knowledge and faith. She is excited to be here at ACU, and she looks forward to meeting you and assisting you soon.
Office Phone: (602) 386-4117 | Toll-free: (800) 247-2697 x1117 | Fax: (602) 404-2159
Stacia is an avid reader and a lover of obtaining new knowledge and skills. As a child she read the dictionary and encyclopedias for fun; if you need help understanding the meaning of a word, she is happy to help.
Stacia was raised in Colorado and moved to Arizona in 2013 to attend ACU for her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She worked as an elementary school teacher for six years before deciding to take a step back so she could earn her Master’s degree in English (in progress). Her goal is to teach writing at the collegiate level. When Stacia is not working in the library she can be found reading a book, learning a new language (currently American Sign Language), or learning a new instrument or sport.