Work

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

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

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

September 2013 – April 2014: Graduate Technology Assistant
School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

April – August 2013: Web Information Architect (summer placement)
Web Office, City of Edmonton, AB

March – April 2013: Reference Librarian (practicum)
Alberta Government Library, Edmonton, AB

September 2012 – April 2013: Technology Mentor
EdTech Services, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Research interests

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

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.

Refereed Presentations

Blomgren, C., Christiansen, E., & Klamn, R. (2019, April 11). #aboerjc – Reinventing the critical and scholarly discussion. Paper presented 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., & 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., & 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.

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.

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.

Professional 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.

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

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 presented at 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 round table delivered 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. 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, 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.

Tutorials and Teaching Materials