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Emily Owens

Systems Librarian

Scholarly Communications and Publishing, Digital Technologies

(804) 827-3554
James Branch Cabell Library, Room 234-F


  • M.A. Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012
  • M.A. Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012
  • B.A. Russian Studies, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, 2008

Previous Professional Experience

  • Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student Collaborative, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010-2012
  • Information Resource Center Associate, The Advisory Board Company, Washington, D.C., 2008-2009

Selected Presentations 


  • McNulty, T., Owens, E. & White, E. (2015). Creativity from constraint: a year in iterative changes to the Primo interface. Presented at ELUNA 2014 Meeting. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Owens, E. (2014). Real Reporting: Alma Analytics at Virginia Commonwealth University. Presented at ELUNA 2014 Meeting, Montreal, QC, CA.
  • Owens, E. & McNulty, T. (2013). From Tab16 to tabbed browsing: Taking the FU out of fulfillment units. Presented at ELUNA 2013 Meeting, Athens, GA.
  • Owens, E. (2013). Permissions in Alma: Creating, testing and adjusting staff roles. Poster presented at ELUNA 2013 Meeting, Athens, GA.

Selected University Service  

  • Inclusive Learning Council
  • Faculty Senate, 2013-2014

Selected VCU Libraries Service 

  • Diversity Committee, Chair, 2015-2016
  • Access Services Committee

VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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