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Position: Cataloguing and Metadata Librarian
Department: Cataloguing, Metadata, and Digitization

Journal articles

Cross, Emma & Gullikson, Shelley. “Making a case for user experience research to drive technical services priorities.” Library Resources & Technical Services. (Vol. 64, no. 2, April 2020).

Cross, Emma & Lafortune, Sylvie. “Government information in Canadian academic libraries, 2017-2018: survey of academic librarians." Documents to the People (DttP) (Vol.47, no.3, Fall 2019).

Cross, Emma & Tucci, Ryan. “The emerging technology collection at Carleton University Library: supporting experiential learning in the University curriculum.” Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. (Vol.12, no.1, 2017).

Cross, Emma; Mould, David and Smith, Robert. "The protean challenge of game collections at academic libraries." New Review of Academic Librarianship. (Vol. 21, no. 2, 2015): 129-145.

Cross, Emma; Andrews, Susan; Grover, Trina; Oliver, Chris and Riva, Pat. “In the company of my peers: implementation of RDA in Canada.” Cataloging and Classification Quarterly. (Vol. 52, issues 6-7, 2014): 747-774. Special international issue on RDA around the world.

Technical publications

Accompanying material in RDA: discussion paper for RDA Steering Committee. American Library Association, Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access / Canadian Committee on Cataloguing Working Group. (Emma Cross, Co-chair for Canadian Committee on Cataloguing Working Group). July 29, 2016.

Best practices for cataloging video games using RDA and MARC21. June 2015. Video Game RDA Best Practices Task Force, Cataloging Policy Committee, Online Audiovisual Cataloguers, Inc.

Cross, Emma. “Cataloguing with RDA: practical application”. Pan-Canadian Working Group on Cataloguing with RDA. (Posted: October 16, 2012). Peer reviewed materials used as part of a national RDA training program.

Selected recent presentations (2017-)

Emma Cross and Christopher Carr, Concordia University Library, "Cataloguing alternate formats in RDA & MARC 21: key themes & updates for accessibility issues." OLA Super Conference, February 4, 2021.

Emma Cross, “Getting ready for RDA 3R application profiles: results of workplace study with cataloguers at Library and Archives Canada”. May 26, 2020. Published Heritage Branch, Library and Archives Canada. (Online presentation).

Emma Cross. “Metadata matters! LAC MARC 21 record sets for Government of Canada publications: data from a recent survey of Canadian academic libraries.” Library and Archives Canada (LAC), Place de la Cité, Gatineau, QC. Thursday October 31, 2019. Invited presentation at continuing education event for LAC staff.

Emma Cross and Sylvie Lafortune. “Government information in Canadian academic libraries: continuity and change.” Panel session: Government, Information and New Media. Canadian Political Science Association Conference. June 4, 2019.

Emma Cross. "Cataloguing games." So what? Why LIS research matters. Faculty of Information and Media Studies. Western University. Podcast, October 23, 2018.

Emma Cross and Sylvie Lafortune, Carleton University Library. “Government information at Canadian academic libraries.” Concordia University Library Research Forum. April 27, 2018.

Emma Cross. Getting ready for the new RDA Toolkit: The 3R project. L’Association des bibliothécaires du Québec / Quebec Library Assocation. Friday March 23, 2018. Redpath Library, McGill University.

Emma Cross and Chris Oliver, University of Ottawa Library. RDA update: current issues and future trends. Ontario Library Association Super Conference. February 1, 2018.

Game Services in Ontario Academic Libraries: Current Issues and Hot Topics. Emma Cross, Michelle Goodridge, Wilfrid Laurier University, Matthew Rohweder, George Brown College. Ontario Library Association Super Conference. Wednesday Jan 31, 2018.

Shelley Gullikson and Emma Cross. User experience from a technical services point of view. Access 2017. Friday Sept. 29, 2017

Richard Anderson, Vaughan Public Library; Lesa Balch, Kitchener Public Library; Emma Cross, Carleton University. Virtual reality panel: stories from the field. Digital Odyssey (June 2017). OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario.

Conference poster presentations

Emma Cross and Christopher Carr, Concordia University Library. Safety in numbers: building a Canadian network for cataloguing and metadata standards advocacy. Ontario Library Association Super Conference 2018, Toronto, Ontario. (January 31 to February 3, 2018).

Emma Cross. The future of information science education in Canada: issues and discussion. Canadian Association of Information Science conference. (May, 2017). Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2017, Toronto, Ontario.

Emma Cross and Helena Merriam. Bachelor of Information Technology – Information Resource Management: joint program with Carleton University and Algonquin College. Ontario Association of Library Technicians / Association des bibliotechniciens de l’Ontario conference (May, 2017), Ottawa, Ontario.

Emma Cross. The emerging technology collection at Carleton University Library: supporting experiential learning in the university curriculum. Presented at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference (February 2017), Toronto, Ontario.

Emma Cross, Angela Hayward and Louise McGreal, Carleton University Library. "Value added proposition: the evolution of e-book cataloguers at Carleton University Library". Canadian Library Association conference. June 4, 2015.

Emma Cross and Helena Merriam, Co-coordinator, Library and Information Technician Program, Algonquin College. “Bachelor of Information Technology - Information Resources Management: a joint initiative between Carleton University and Algonquin College”. Canadian Library Association conference, Friday May 30, 2014.

Emma Cross and Robert Smith. “Level up! Designing a gaming lab at Carleton University Library.” Ontario Library Association Superconference. Friday January 31, 2014.

Emma Cross. “Getting ready for RDA: a modular approach to training Library staff” Ontario Library Association Superconference. Friday February 1, 2013.

Emma Cross and Robert Smith. “Power up! Building a games collection in an academic library: the experience of Carleton University Library.” Canadian Library Association Conference. June 2, 2012. Awarded “Best poster presentation 2012” by a panel of judges.

Emma Cross. "Carleton University Library: library technician internship pilot project.” Ontario Library Association Conference. February 3, 2012.

Emma Cross. “Graduate students and copyright: informing graduate students about copyright issues in relation to their thesis”. Canadian ETD and Open Repositories Workshop. May 10, 2010 at Carleton University.

Past Committees

  • Canadian Committee on Cataloguing, Library and Archives Canada. (Sept. 2015-Sept 2022)

Last update: December 2, 2022