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Maria Ruelas: CV

Maria Ruelas | Curriculum Vitae



M.S. Library and Information Science – 2022 San Jose State University, CA

B.A. English – 2018 Texas State University, TX 

A.A. English – 2016 Austin Community College, TX 


Austin Community College Library Services 

Faculty Librarian, Assistant Professor    January 2023–Present 

-Provide instructional reference services to students, faculty, and staff utilizing print and online resources

-Deliver information literacy instruction; develop curriculum; foster inclusion and belonging in teaching practices 

-Consult with classroom faculty to create relevant collections and library presentations

-Maintain professional development by staying current on academic library issues and trends

-Will develop and maintain subject collections when assigned 

-Will serve on department and college-wide teams and committees when assigned


Library Assistant    February 2015–January 2023

-Assisted college students, faculty, staff, and local community with directional questions, equipment use, and updating patron records 

-Processed and maintain periodicals, fines and fees, and daily library statistics; tracked library hold request statistics

-Circulated print resources, laptops, and tablets  

-Created virtual displays for the library website

-Participated in stack maintenance 

-Troubleshoot computer workstations, scanners, and printers 

-Participated in circulation staff training for new hire onboarding

-Experienced working across the ACC District; Elgin, Pinnacle, Highland, Eastview, and Riverside Campus Libraries  


Brazosport College Library Services and Learning Center

Librarian Intern    August–December 2022

-Provided reference services and research assistance to students and college community 

-Observed and delivered information literacy instruction; developed a flexible and inclusive design of curriculum 

-Participated in collection development efforts by selecting and deselecting library materials that support the Areas of Study

-Assisted with the maintenance and creation of research guides   

-Integrated assessment practices into the culture of the BC library with guidance from the Director that enables the continuous review, evaluation, and improvement of services with a focus on user needs

-Monitored emerging issues, practices, trends, and technologies that support inclusive services in an academic library


 San Francisco Public Library

Reference Librarian Intern   June–August 2022 

-Responded to written information requests from incarcerated individuals; determined information needs without a reference interview

-Selected and evaluated reference resources including databases, books, government sources, periodicals, and internet search engines


Austin Public Library Cepeda Branch 

Library Assistant   October 2018 – November 2019

-Performed circulation duties and procedures using ILS Workflows

-Served the Spanish-speaking population with directional and reference inquiries

-Provided 1-to-1 support to patrons needing tech support on computers, printers, and other devices

-Collaborated with the Managing Librarian on inspecting collection as part of the duplicates project

-Participated in outreach activities at local senior centers and charter schools

-Engaged in the efforts of library programming; lead Crafterday program and hosted Talk Time


The University of Texas at Austin Life Science Library 

Hourly Library Assistant   August 2015 - June 2016 

-Assisted students, faculty, and staff with checking-out library materials using ILS Sierra

-Provided directional support regarding university services

-Processed interlibrary loan items

-Participated in stack maintenance; shelf-reading; shifting and lost items search



2023 Recipient of the ACC Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Lilly Scholarship for the conference on College and University Teaching & Learning 


Volunteer Teaching Experience

El Buen Samaritano, 2022 ESL Instructor 

-Designed and facilitated ESL lessons aimed to address the needs of the Austin Spanish-speaking community 

-Incorporated information and digital literacy into the curriculum

-Implemented different instructional strategies; maintaining a safe, respectful, and online engaging environment for students 


Professional Service
ACRL 2022 Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee   July 2022–Present 

LILi 2022 Advisory Board   September 2022–Present

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