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Faith Rusk

( She/Her/Hers )
Lower Division Research Assistance and Instruction Coordinator
Student Success and Engagement Team
Phone: (415) 338-6367

Research & Instructional Services

How I Can Help

Students and faculty can schedule an appointment for a consultation! 

Students can find help focusing their topic into a research question, searching for sources, and integrating and synthesizing sources into their work.

Faculty can get help finding resources for teaching research or help scaffolding their research assignment. I'm also happy to talk about open educational resources and open pedagogical approaches.

To request an instruction session, faculty should use our Instruction Request Form

Ask Me About

  • Teaching research and research assignment design
  • Course-integrated information literacy
  • In-text citations and synthesizing sources
  • The movie Moonstruck


Master of Library Science, University of Maryland, College Park

Bachelor of Arts, Comparative Literature, Barnard College, Columbia University

Master of Arts, English, Teaching English to Students of Other Languages, San Francisco State University (in progress)

Research and Publications

Rusk, F., Borges, L., Maxwell, J., Smith, M. (2023, March). Incorporating information literacy through high-impact collaborations for student success. Presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference, Pittsburg, PA.

Meals, C., Rusk, F., & Kowalski, M. (2023, March). From the ivory tower to real life: Using iterative design to connect students to research. Presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference, Pittsburg, PA.

Borges, L., & Rusk, F. (2023). Constructing and revising a user-centered curricular toolkit: Supporting faculty with inclusive design. College & Research Libraries News, 84(7), 241.

Meals, C. Kowalski, M., & Rusk, F. (2023, June). Course design and teaching research: Faculty reflections and implications for librarian practice. Presented at The Innovative Library Classroom, Williamsburg, VA/Virtual.

Maxwell, J., Rusk, F., Nielson, J., Borges, E., Guidara, A., Lamberti, J. (2023). Pursuing student success in libraries: A case study in peer mentor program transition, training, and engagement. Reference Services Review, 52(2), 91-104.

Rusk, F., & Borges, L. (2022, November). Constructing and revising a user-centered curricular toolkit. Presented at Critical Librarianship & Pedagogy Symposium, Virtual.…

Kowalski, M., Meals, C. & Rusk, F. (2021). Transforming theory into practice: Creating student-centered instructional activities rooted in the Framework. College & Research Libraries News, 82(3), 114-120.

Rusk, F., Borges, E. & Allensworth, N. (2021, June). Promoting student agency with information literacy. Presented at Young Rhetorician’s Conference, Virtual.

Rusk, F. & Atias, D. (2019, November) Engaging faculty with information literacy: Exploring alternatives to research papers. Presented at Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD) Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Rusk, F. & Meals, C. (2019, May). Scholarship as a lively conversation: Active Learning Activities to Support Citation and Source Integration Learning. Presented at The Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU), Winnipeg, Canada.… 

Harkness, S., Rusk, F. & Rubio, R. (2019). Using an embedded librarian model to increase information literacy in political science research methods. Journal of Political Science Education, 1-21.

Rusk, F. (2018, May). Teaching integration and synthesis of sources in a one-shot library instruction session. Presented at The Innovative Library Classroom, Radford, VA