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Maria Ruelas: About Me

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Maria Ruelas
Faculty Librarian / Assistant Professor
Northridge Campus Library
11928 Stonehollow Drive
2nd Floor, Room 1223
Austin, TX 78758


Master of Information and Library Science, San Jose State University, San Jose, California

Bachelor of Arts in English, Texas State University, Texas

Associate of Arts in English, Austin Community College, Texas

Professional Service

ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee July 2022–Present

Diverse BookFinder Metadata Coder September 2023–Present

Journal of New Librarianship Editorial Board Member September 2023–Present

LILi Advisory Board September 2022–Present

Library Responsibilities

  • Provide reference and instruction services to students, faculty, and staff
  • Teach library instruction classes to ACC students 
  • Design curriculum for information literacy classes
  • Select library materials for Composition and Literary Studies (English), Drama, and Journalism 
  • Manage the Northridge Library Reference Collection
  • Develop and maintain research guides and other instructional material to support students and faculty
  • Participate in the Library Services Accessibility Team as a member 

Subject Guides


Office Hours

Monday - Friday | 8:00am - 5:00pm

*Hours may vary during the week, available by appointment.

Please email to schedule an appointment. 

Instruction Request

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  • Information Literacy 
  • Database Research
  • Customer Service 
  • Advocacy for English Language Learners


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