The Legendary Ruth Mini, Age 29

about ruth mini

Hello, my name is Ruth Mini

I am a self-published author, actress, librarian, and archivist, just to name a few.

I’ve written two books:

If you want to know about all the places you can find them, please bookmark my published books page.

I update my upcoming releases page whenever I write, so if you don’t see any progress feel free to tag me on social media and gently remind me to continue writing. (I’m at @ruthmini on Twitter and Instagram!)

Here are several fun facts about Ruth Mini:
  • I’ve been performing in plays since I was 11 years old.
  • I wrote my first book when I was 15 years old.
  • I graduated high school when I was 16 years old.
  • I have seen over 1600 movies. (Last updated: 7/26/2022)
  • I have an associate’s degree in Psychology, an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts, a Bachelor’s Degree in English, and a Master’s Degree in Library Science with an emphasis on Special Collections.

Skills

My website launched in 2008, and in 14 long years, my website has changed focus over the years. I have been learning graphic design, web design, and web development for the last 15 years.

Very few young people in my family are interested in genealogical research and oral histories. I have taken it upon myself to capture these stories on film so that future generations can hear these stories. My Oral History Project is just one of the many projects I do and makes up only one section of my archive.

My goal is to one day publish the stories and lives of all my ancestors even if it takes the rest of my life. I am currently writing a historical fiction book about my grandma who participated in strikes for the union in the 1970s. That story is one of many that I plan to write. I have many more family members that I plan to feature soon. If you would like to be featured or feature a family member, please send an email to library@ruthmini.com.

I also want to preserve my family history and make it more accessible to everyone by digitizing, organizing, and adding metadata. Photo restoration is available at a discount for contributors to our special collection.

I receive my Master’s Degree in Library Science in December 2021. I decided to specialize in Special Collections. I’m not sure what the future holds for me, but one day I would like to open a resource center. If you want to support my dreams, please consider making a donation. Every little bit helps.

Skills Overview
  • Video Editing
  • Photo Restoration
  • Oral History Interviews
  • Organizing Collections (Print and Digital)
  • Digitization

All of these skills can be provided for a fee or donation. Please email Ruth Mini (webmaster and librarian) at library@ruthmini.com for more information.

Giving Back to the Community

What I am most proud of is The Ruth Mini Mobile Library. There was a lot that I sacrificed in my first year to get this project off the ground. In 2017, I started this community service project because I wanted to learn how to work at a library and I couldn’t get a job at the time. Instead of waiting around for the opportunity, I taught myself. Five years later, I’ve given away 12,000 books for free.

During the pandemic, we provided print services while the public libraries were closed and helped many students transition to online and distance learning.

For more information about the Ruth Mini Mobile Library, please check out the library homepage.

2 years of free books

I cannot continue to do this without your support.