Ruth Owens

Ruth Owens

Assistant Librarian

103-B Moon Library
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-6723



M.S. Library and Information Science, Syracuse University, 2010

B.S. Zoology, Colorado State University, 2008

Classes Taught

ESF 200: Information Literacy, Fall & Spring

Campus Service

Liaison to Departments of Chemistry, Environmental Resources Engineering, Paper and Bioprocess Engineering, and Environmental Science

First-Year Experience Committee, 2014-present

Faculty Governance Committee on Student Life, 2013-2015

Professional Organizations

Upstate New York Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (UNYSLA), 2008-present

          -Treasurer 2013-present

Publications and Presentations

Owens, R.M., Stipanovic, A.J., & Teece, M.A. (2016, in press). Integrating information literacy and research strategies into sophomore and senior level college chemistry courses. In C. Lovitt, K. Schuyler, & Y. Li. (Eds) Integrating Library and Information Literacy into Chemistry Curricula. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society. [invited book chapter]

Owens, R. (2016). Reconfiguring Reference Service: A Case Study at a Small College Library. In L.A. Ellis (Ed.) Teaching Reference Today: New Directions and Approaches (pp. 270-289). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Owens, R. Information literacy and chemistry students. Presented at the Upstate New York Science Librarians Annual Meeting, October 2014.

Owens, R., Stipanovic, A., & Teece, M. Integrating information literacy and research strategies into sophomore and senior level chemistry courses. Presented at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, August 2014.

Owens, R. & Webb, H. Campus Delivery: The nuts and bolts of a “we’ll get if for you” model. Presented at the IDS Project Conference, August 2014.

Weiter, S. & Owens, R. The Department of “Getting It!” Presented at the IDS Project Conference, July 2014.


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