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Erin Rowley

Head, Science and Engineering Library Services/Engineering Librarian

Pronouns: she/her/hers

119 Lockwood Memorial Library, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

  • Ph: 716-645-1369
epautler@buffalo.edu

Office Hours

Available for meetings and research consultations in person and via Zoom. Schedule an appointment here: https://calendly.com/erinrowley/60min

Department Liaison

Department of Biomedical Engineering; Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering; Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering; Department of Electrical Engineering; Department of Engineering Education; Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering; Department of Materials Design and Innovation; Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Education and Training

  • MLS, University at Buffalo, SUNY, 2009
  • BA, Communication, State University of New York at Geneseo, 2005 / Minor: Business Studies

Employment

  • August 2018 - Present | Head, Science & Engineering Library Services, University at Buffalo Libraries, State University of New York
  • November 2017 - Present | Engineering Librarian, University at Buffalo Libraries, State University of New York
  • April 2014 - November 2017 | Supervisor, Information Resources Center, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Buffalo, NY
  • February 2011 - March 2014 | Global Regulatory Specialist II, Information Resources Center, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Buffalo, NY
  • May 2009 - February 2011 | Information Specialist I, Information Resources Center, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Buffalo, NY

Publications

Journal Articles (Refereed)

Klotzbach-Russell, C., Rowley, E.M., Starry, R. (2021). Librarians in the LaunchPad: Building Partnerships for Entrepreneurial Information Literacy. Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship. Accepted June 2021. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08963568.2021.1982567

Rowley, E.M., Wagner, A.B. (2019). Citing of Industry Standards in Scholarly Publications. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, (92). doi:10.29173/istl27

Conference Papers (Refereed)

Rowley, E. (2021, July), Examining the Teaching Needs of Engineering Faculty: How the Library and Librarian Fit In. Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://peer.asee.org/37125

Rowley, E., Kuryloski, L., Moore, K.R. (2020, June). Extending the Role of the Library and Librarian: Integrating Alternative Information Literacy into the Engineering Curriculum. Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Experience, Virtual Online. https://peer.asee.org/34656

Electronic Publications (Non-Refereed)

Rowley, E. with Tanaka, K., Cooper, D., Allred, N., Arguello, N., Bourke, B., Branch, N., Cadena, C., . . .Zawistoski, A. (2019). Teaching Business: Looking at the Support Needs of Instructors. https://doi.org/10.18665/sr.312297  

Rowley, E. (2019). Examining the Undergraduate Teaching Practices of Faculty in the School of Management. http://hdl.handle.net/10477/80367

Submitted for Publication (Conference Papers, refereed)

Moore, K.R., Rowley, E.M., Errington, J., Ramamurthy, B., Folks, L. (2022). Connecting the Dots: A Programmatic Approach to Data Science within Engineering. ASEE Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Abstract accepted December 2021.

Moore, K.R., Rowley, E.M., Schimpf, C., Errington, J., Ramamurthy, B., Folks, L. (2022). Connecting the Dots: Visualizing Data as a Super-Skill in Engineering. ASEE Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Abstract accepted December 2021.

Research

Erin's research interests include the role of librarians in engineering education, entrepreneurship, and the role of technical industry standards in academic libraries.

Google Scholar profile

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
    • Engineering Libraries Division (ELD)
      • Awards Committee, 2019-present
        • Chair 2019-present
      • Development Committee, 2018-present
  • Special Libraries Association (SLA)
    • Upstate New York Community (UNYSLA)
      • Past-President, 2021
      • President, 2020
      • President-Elect, 2019

Presentations

International

Rowley, E.M., McCormick, A.F. (2021, October). Cancelling the Big Deal at SUNY: Making the Decision and Impacts on STEM Faculty at the University at Buffalo. United Kingdom Serials Group Education Sub-Committee Meeting, “Usage Statistics for Decision Making.”

National

Rowley, E.M., Klotzbach-Russell, C., Starry, R.L. (2021, August). Librarians in the LaunchPad: Collaborative Approaches to Supporting Inclusive Entrepreneurship. Special Libraries Association (SLA) Virtual Annual Conference.

Rowley, E.M. (2021, July). Examining the Teaching Needs of Engineering Faculty: How the Library and Librarian Fit In. 2021 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Virtual Annual Conference. https://osf.io/ey9bs/

Rowley, E.M, Kuryloski, L., Moore, K.R. (2020, June). Extending the Role of the Library and Librarian: Integrating Alternative Information Literacy into the Engineering Curriculum. 2020 ASEE Virtual Conference: At Home with Engineering Education. https://osf.io/rcwek/.

Rowley, E.M. (2020, May). A Researcher without Library: Accessing Scholarly Research Articles When you are No Longer a Student. Invited Speaker at the University at Buffalo Alumni Association Wednesday Webinar series.

Regional

Rowley, E.M., McCormick, A.F. (2021, June). Impacts of SUNY ScienceDirect Cancellation on STEM Faculty at UB. State University of New York Librarians Association (SUNYLA) 2021 Annual Conference.

Sullivan, R., Rowley, E.M. (2020, June). Best Practices for Supporting Students during the Transition to Remote Learning. State University of New York, SUNY Online webinar. Invited Panelist.

Rowley, E.M., Wilson, J. (2019, April). Project Management Basics: Learning the Basics to Improve Library Projects. Invited Speaker, Upstate New York Special Libraries Association (UNYSLA) Conference, Syracuse, NY.

University

Rowley, E.M. (2020, November). Roundtable Discussions at a Virtual Conference: An Experience from ASEE. Invited Speaker.

Rowley, E.M. (2019, September). UB IEEE Innovation & Entrepreneurship Panel Seminar. Invited Panelist. Buffalo, NY.