Master of Library and Information Studies – 2014
University of Alberta

Bachelor of Arts, Major in International Relations – 2011
University of British Columbia, Okanagan

Scholarly Activities

Research interests

  • Open Education (open educational resources, open educational practices, open pedagogy)
  • Information literacy curriculum and programs
  • The scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Mobile technology in teaching and learning
  • Mobile web usability and library interface usability


Refereed Presentations

Professional Presentations

  • Christiansen, E. (2018, May 23). Creating information literacy competencies for psychology undergraduates. Webinar delivered to the Psychology Librarians Canada group.
  • Christiansen, E. (2018, January 1). Open enough? Lightning talk presented at the Students Association of Mount Royal University (SAMRU) OER Days, Calgary, AB.
  • Christiansen, E. (2017, December 12). Openly obsessed: Open educational resources policy in western Canada & conceptualizing openness in higher education. Lightning talk event hosted by the Mount Royal Library Faculty Scholarship Sub-Committee, Calgary, AB.
  • Da Rosa, L., & Christiansen, E. (2017, October 10). Riddell library and learning centre: Spaces, technology, and support for faculty. Workshop roundtable session given at the Mount Royal Faculty Association Fall PD Day, Calgary, AB.
  • McNally, B. & Christiansen, E. (2016, December 7). Choices and consequences in transitioning from closed to open resources and courses. Presented at the Open Education in Action Conference, Maskwacis Cultural College, Maskwacis, AB. Invited.
  • Christiansen, E. (2016, November 24). Everything is sharable: Why open educational resources are critical to lifelong learning and the sharing economy. Workshop given at the Code4Lib Alberta Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.
  • McNutt, K., & Christiansen, E. (2016, November 9). Alberta OER toolkits: Goals and objectives. Presented at the OER in and Across Disciplines Conference, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB.
  • Shepstone, C., Smith, E., & Christiansen, E. (2016, October 16). Open educational practices at MRU. Presented at the Open Education Conference, Maskwacis Cultural College, Maskwacis, AB.
  • Christiansen, E., & Popowich, S. (2016, June 14). Getting started with static hosting using GitHub Pages and Reveal.JS. Workshop given at Code4Lib Spring Meeting, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.
  • Christiansen, E. (2016, April). In the know: Using Google alerts and Gmail filters to create your own personal archive. Workshop given at Technologies in Education SLAM, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.
  • Carruthers, A., MacLean, L., Christiansen, E., & Marshal, K. (2016, March). Speaker’s corner ‘the school to work transition’. Presentation given at the School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. Invited.
  • Christiansen, E. (2016, February). Using Google Tour Builder for education. Workshop given at the Harry Ainlay High School PD Day, Edmonton Public Schools, AB.
  • Christiansen, E. (2015, November). Multimedia streaming in higher education. Presentation Given at the Code4Lib Alberta Unconference, Edmonton Public Library, Edmonton, AB.
  • Christiansen, E. (2014, August). Internet safety and security in an academic environment. Workshop give at the International Student Orientation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.
  • Christiansen, E. (2014, February). Students’ perceptions of library catalogues on tablet computers. Paper presented at the Forum for Information Professionals, Edmonton, AB.

Editorial Activities and Scholarly Service

  • Peer Reviewer (July 2015 – Present), Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research.
  • Peer Reviewer (November 2016 – Present), Reference Services Review.
  • Abstract Reviewer, Program Planning Committee (November 2017 – March 2018), Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) Conference
  • Abstract Peer Reviewer (May – April 2017) International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) Conference

Other Scholarly Communication and Output

  • Blog (2013 – Present), Tech Bytes, Write articles discussing trends in the mobile technology and telecommunications industries.
  • Blog (2015 – Present), Write articles discussing my scholarship and teaching

Awards and Recognition

  • Award: Award for Professional Recognition, 2014. Library and Information Studies Students’ Association (LISSA).
  • Award: Induction into Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Studies Honor Society, 2014. GPA based.
  • Scholarship: University of Alberta Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship, 2013. University of Alberta. $10,800. Competitive.
  • Scholarship: Alberta Learning Graduate Student Scholarship, 2014. Government of Alberta. $3,000.
  • Award: Original Presentation and Research Excellence, 2010. Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference, UBC Vancouver. Competitive.
  • Grant: Irving K. Barber Undergraduate Research Grant, 2009. University of British Columbia. $8,000. Competitive.

Tutorials and Teaching Materials

Mount Royal University

University of Alberta

Web Projects

2015 International Insect Hormones Workshop

  • This biological sciences conference took place in Crete on July 2015.
  • Designed the site’s structure and created all graphic design elements.
  • Built on Drupal 7

SLIS Capping Project

  • Created this website as part of my final capping project for my Master of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta.