Erin Owens

Scholarly Communication Librarian

Erin Owens is the Access Services Coordinator and Scholarly Communications Librarian at Sam Houston State University, where she has been a member of the library faculty for nearly 12 years and currently bears the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. In her Scholarly Communications role, Erin provides learning opportunities and consultations for faculty and graduate students on topics related to scholarly publishing, copyright and open licensing, research impact metrics, and more. Erin currently serves on the ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee, the College & Research Libraries editorial board, and as a peer reviewer for several LIS journals, while also pursuing her own research agenda. Her ORCID scholarly profile may be viewed at