Assistant Professor, Library & Information Technology
PhD (Alberta); MLIS (Alberta); BA (Alberta)
5-306W, City Centre Campus10700 – 104 AvenueEdmonton, AB780-633-3541
Norene Erickson has been instructing in the Library and Information Technology Program since 2004. Norene teaches in the areas of public and reference services in libraries, digital reference and technology, emerging trends in libraries and literacy and children's and young adult literature. She also facilitates field placements for graduating students. Norene also instructs in the Business Management diploma program in the areas of business research and report writing.
Available to supervise senior students' independent study.
Teaching and Research Interests
Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers
Erickson, N. (2019). I may not be a librarian, but I’m running the school library: Understanding the work identity of library paraprofessionals. Proceedings of the International Association of School Librarians (IASL) 48th Annual Conference: Convergence, Empowering, Transformation, 21-25 October, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Erie, PA: IASL.
Erickson, N. (2018). The other 'librarian': Work identity of library paraprofessionals from preparation to practice (PhD dissertation). University of Alberta.
Erickson N. (2018, November). What really matters: Your identity as a library paraprofessional. Presented at Edmonton Public Schools professional development day, Edmonton, Alberta.
Erickson, N., & Shamchuk, L. (2017). Paraprofessional library education in Canada: An environmental scan. Canadian Journal of Library and Information Studies, 41(1/2). doi:10.3138/E16057
James, N., Koch, K. & Shamchuk, L. (2015). A survey of the changing roles of librarians and library technicians. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 10(2).
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