Bio - Ruth

Ruth McGuire

Director of Library Services



I completed the MLS at the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!). A couple of years later, I moved to MN as a newlywed and began working at the Berntsen Library. I've been here ever since, taking on the role of Library Director in November 2005. In the fall of 2022, I also began teaching Composition (Dual Enrollment). When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, baking, being in nature, traveling, and (of course) reading.


Graduate Certificate.  Minnesota State University, Mankato—Teaching Writing

M.L.S.  The University of Alabama—Library and Information Studies

B.A.  The University of Alabama in Huntsville—English; Minor: Business Administration

Specialty Areas

Library Administration & Management | Collection Development | University Service [Faculty Award for Outstanding Service, 2018] | Cataloging


  • Association of Christian Librarians (ACL)
  • MnPALS Consortium