2014, Master of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta
2011, BA International Relations, University of British Columbia Okanagan
Erik is the subject librarian for Psychology, Counselling, Health and Physical Education, and the Music Conservatory. Erik has experience working in information technology, and previously he provided instructional design, education technology, and research support at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Education. His research interests are centred around open education, web usability, and integrating information literacy into the academic curriculum. He is also an active member of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) community.
Professional and Scholarly Interests
• Open educational resources and open pedagogy
• Scaffolded information literacy instruction
• Web accessibility and usability for libraries
Selected Publications and Presentations
McNally, M., & Christiansen, E. (2019, June 3). Open enough? Eight factors to consider when transitioning from closed to open resources and courses: A conceptual framework. First 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 computers. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Librarian and Information Practice and Research 10(1). https://doi.org/10.21083/partnership.v10i1.3192
Christiansen, E. & Hans, K. (2021, November 23). Higher education trends that will outlast the pandemic [Invited webinar]. McGraw Hill.
Christiansen, E., & Chaston, A. (2021, May 28). Virtual Reality in Higher Education [Online conference session]. True North Science Bootcamp, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Flierl, M., Mallon, M., Hays, L., & Christiansen, E. (2019, October 10). Enabling student learning through information, data, digital, and media literacies [Conference session]. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Christiansen, E. (2019, June 21). #aboerjc: The Alberta OER journal club [Conference session]. Alberta OER Summit, NorQuest College, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Blomgren, C., Christiansen, E., & Klamn, R. (2019, April 11). #aboerjc – Reinventing the critical and scholarly discussion [Conference session]. OER19, Galway, Ireland.
Hays, L., Dahlqvist, C., & Christiansen, E. (2018, October 25). Helping students develop information skills is everyone’s business: Examining information contexts [Conference session]. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 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 presentation]. Open Education Global, Delft, Netherlands.
For more information about Erik, including additional examples of his work, you can check out his website.