Work

ORCiD
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Education

2014: Master of Library and Information Studies
University of Alberta

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

Professional Experience (selected)

August 2016 – Present: Assistant Professor/Librarian
Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB

May 2014 – July 2016: Education Technology Facilitator
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Research interests

  • Open educational resources and open pedagogy
  • Scaffolded information literacy instruction
  • Web accessibility and usability for libraries
  • User interface design

Current Projects

Alberta OER Journal Club
aboerjournalclub.home.blog
The journal club hosts monthly discussions on Twitter on an article related to open education. The journal club has engaged faculty, librarians, and students in Canada and the world.

A Framework for Openness in Education
I’m working with a colleague to figure out what is ‘open enough’ when developing open courses and resources. This is a multi-stage project, so stay tuned.

Scaffolded Information Literacy Program for Psychology Undergraduates
I’m collaborating with a colleague to determine student information literacy competencies for undergraduate psychology students, in order to better integrate library instruction into a degree program.

ISSOTL Information Literacy Special Interest Group
This interest group promotes collaboration on information literacy projects in ISSOTL. The SIG met for the first time in Bergen, Norway for the 2018 ISSOTL Conference and continues to collaborate on projects virtually.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

McNally, M., & Christiansen, E. (2019, June 3). Open enough? Eight factors to consider when transitioning from closed to open resources and courses: A conceptual frameworkFirst Monday 24(6). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v24i6.9180

Christiansen, E. (2015). Don’t make me type: A study of students’ perceptions of library catalogues on tablet computersPartnership: The Canadian Journal of Librarian and Information Practice and Research 10(1). https://doi.org/10.21083/partnership.v10i1.3192

Other Published Works

Christiansen, E., Dahlqvist, C., Deeke, A., Hays, L., Mallon, M., Weaver, K., & Yoshida, A. (2017, December 3). Making new connections: Librarians meetup at ISSOTL 2017 [Blog post]. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Christiansen, E., & McNutt, K. (2016). OER starter kit [Communications toolkit]. Alberta Open Educational Resources Initiative.

McNutt, K., & Christiansen, E. (2016). OER champion’s toolkit [Communications toolkit]. Alberta Open Educational Resources Initiative.

Presentations and Workshops

Christiansen, E. (2019, June 21). #aboerjc: The Alberta OER journal club. Presentation delivered at the Alberta OER Summit, NorQuest College, Edmonton, AB.

Blomgren, C., Christiansen, E., & Klamn, R. (2019, April 11). #aboerjc – Reinventing the critical and scholarly discussion. Presentation delivered at the OER19 Conference, Galway, Ireland. 

Hays, L., Dahlqvist, C., & Christiansen, E. (2018, October 25). Helping students develop information skills is everyone’s business: Examining information contexts. Panel presentation delivered at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Bergen, Norway.

Christiansen, E. (2018, May 23). Creating information literacy competencies for psychology undergraduates. Webinar delivered to the Canadian Psychology Librarians Network.

Christiansen, E., & McNally, B. (2018, April 24). Open enough? Eight factors to consider when transitioning from closed to open resources and courses: A conceptual framework. Paper presented at the Open Education Global conference, Delft, Netherlands.

Christiansen, E. (2018, January 18). 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 presented at the Mount Royal Library Faculty Scholarship Sub-Committee, Calgary, AB.

Christiansen, E., & McNally, B. (2017, October 12). Open enough? Choices and consequences when transitioning from closed to open resources and courses. Poster presented at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference, Calgary, AB.

Da Rosa, L., & Christiansen, E. (2017, October 10). Riddell library and learning centre: Spaces, technology, and support for faculty. Workshop round table delivered at the Mount Royal Faculty Association Fall PD Day, Calgary, AB.

Christiansen, E. (2017, April 29). Open, get ready! Public and academic libraries’ support for open education in Canada. Paper presented at the Alberta Library Conference, Jasper, AB.

McNally, B., & Christiansen, E. (2016, December 7). Choices and consequences in transitioning from closed to open resources and courses. Presentation delivered 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 delivered at the Code4Lib Alberta Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

McNutt, K., & Christiansen, E. (2016, November 9). Alberta OER toolkits: Goals and objectives. Presentation delivered 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. Presentation delivered 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 delivered 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 delivered 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 delivered 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 delivered at the Harry Ainlay High School PD Day, Edmonton Public Schools, AB.

Christiansen, E. (2015, November). Multimedia streaming in higher education. Presentation delivered at the Code4Lib Alberta Unconference, Edmonton Public Library, Edmonton, AB.

Christiansen, E. (2014, August). Internet safety and security in an academic environment. Workshop delivered at the International Student Orientation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

Christiansen, E. (2014, April 24). Don’t make me type: A study of students’ perceptions of library catalogues on tablet computers. Poster presented at the Alberta Library Conference, Jasper, AB.

Christiansen, E. (2014, February 4). A study of students’ perceptions of library catalogues on tablet computers: The NEOS Consortium catalogue. Paper presented at the Forum for Information Professionals, Edmonton, AB.