Masters of Science (MS), August 2013 to May 2015, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Bachelor of Arts (BA), August 2010 to April 2013, Wright State University, Dayton, OH


  • Scholarly Communication Librarian, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, May 2017-Present
  • Information Literacy Librarian, Davidson College, Davidson, NC, July 2015-May 2017
  • Information Literacy Graduate Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, June 2014-July 2015
  • Reference Graduate Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, August 2013-July 2015 
  • User Experience Practicum Student, Pixo, Urbana, IL, August 2014-December 2015
  • Undergraduate Library English as a Second Language (ESL) Graduate Hourly, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, June-September 2014
  • Social Science, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL) Graduate Hourly, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, December 2013-May 2014
  • Information Desk Student Assistant, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, June 2011-April 2013


  • Instructor, Library Juice Academy, October 2016-Present

Created and taught a six-week introductory course on Open Educational Resources (OER) for librarians and other information

  • Adjunct Instructor, Indiana University, August-December 2017

Designed and taught COLL-X 250 (Academic Editing & Publishing) to the undergraduate editorial board for Indiana University’s Journal of Undergraduate Research

  • Holistic Pre-Major Adviser, Davidson College, Davidson, NC, June 2016-May 2017

Advised ten incoming freshmen on curriculum requirements, career development opportunities, and general campus resources.


  • Scholarly Communication Open Textbook Design Session Invitee, April 2018
  • ATG Media/Charleston Conference Top Up & Comer, November 2017
  • OpenCon Invitee and Scholarship Recipient (Open Education Track), November 2016
  • Beta Phi Mu Nomination and Induction, November 2015
  • Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) Faculty Merit Award, May 2015
  • Kathleen Louise Dion Memorial Scholarship Recipient, May 2012


Reviewed *

Invited +

Journal Articles

* Crissinger, S. & Evanson, C. (2018). Information privilege outreach for undergraduate students. College and Research Libraries.

* Crissinger, S. (2015). A critical take on OER practices: Interrogating commercialization, colonialism, and content. In the Library with the Leadpipe.

* Crissinger, S. (2017). Access to research and Sci-Hub: Creating opportunities for campus conversations on open access and ethics. College and Research Libraries News.

Book Chapters

* Versluis, A. & Crissinger, S. (2018). Making the most of your first professional position: Strategies for success. In M. Hodge (Ed.), The future academic librarian’s toolkit: Finding success on the job hunt and in your first job. Chicago, IL: Academic and Research Libraries (ACRL) Press.

* Allen, C., Clinkscales, G., Crissinger, S., Reed, J. & Wright, A. (2018). Interinstitutional collaborations to forge intracampus connections: A case study from the Duke endowment libraries. In J. Lashley, A. Langley, & A. Wesolek (Eds.), OER: A field guide for academic librarians. Forest Grove, OR: Pacific University Press.

Conference Proceedings

Hinchliffe, L., Crissinger, S., Hardesty, E., & McCollough, A. (2015, November). Publishing our own work: Contributing to the professional literature through systematizing sharing of library reports. Panel presented at the annual Charleston Library Conference, Charleston, SC. doi:10.5703/1288284316317

Other Writing

Blogger, ACRLog, November 2014-August 2016. Selected posts:

 Selected Talks

  • + “Open Access and Indiana University Libraries,” Social Aspects of Information Technology (Z514/764), Indiana University, November 2017.
  • + “The Duke Endowment Libraries (TDEL) Stipend Program” (with Andrea Wright), Oberlin Group Open Educational Resource (OER) Forum, March 2017.
  • “Information and Open Society: Histories and Futures of Access, Power, and Democracy” (with Thorsten Wetzling and Heinz-Jürgen Bove), Berlin in Translation (HIS 338/ GER 448), Berlin, Germany, March 2017.
  • + “Scholarly Communication Librarianship,” Serving Information Needs (LBSC 602), University of Maryland, March 2017.
  • + “Open Educational Resources Panel,” Technology for Libraries & Information Centers (LIS 672), University of Hawaii at Manoa, September 2016.
  • “Moving from OER Use to Open Pedagogy,” Information Services Instruction Support (ISIS) Professional Development Group, September 2015.
  • + “Tips for New GSLIS Students Panel,” The Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 2015.
  • + “Open Educational Resources (OER) in an International Context” (with Crystal Sheu), International Associates Program, Mortenson Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 2015.
  • + “OER in Instruction,” Instruction and Assistance Systems (LIS 458), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 2015.



  • Crissinger, S., Meyer, C., & Walsh, A. (2017, October). Successful approaches to implementing an Open Educational Resource (OER) outreach program. Panel moderated at the Association of Indiana Libraries Annual Scholarly Communication Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Crissinger, S., et al. (2017, June). OER: Science liaisons strengthening the academy with open resources. Panel moderated at ALA Annual (ACRL Science and Technology Section), Chicago, IL.
  • Sullivan, M. & Crissinger, S. (2017, June). Left out of the mix: Digital preservation and Open Educational Resources. Poster presented at ALA Annual, Chicago, IL.



  • Hinchliffe, L., Crissinger, S., Hardesty, E., & McCollough, A. (2015, November). Publishing our own work: Contributing to the professional literature through systematizing sharing of library reports. Panel presented at the annual Charleston Library Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Crissinger, S. & Sullivan, M. (2015, October). Getting your first LIS job: Tips, tricks, and reflections from recent LIS grads. Workshop presented at the North Carolina Library Association, Greensboro, NC.
  • Sullivan, M., et al. (2015, June). What do LIS students really think of their education? Conversation Starter presented at ALA Annual, San Francisco, CA.
  • Crissinger, S., Sheu, C., & Hinchliffe, L. (2015, May). Moving beyond consumption: Creating and engaging OER. Workshop presented at the University of Illinois’ Faculty Summer Institute, Urbana, IL.
  • S. (2015, March). Reflecting on my practicum: UX and the academic library. Lightening talk presented at the GSLIS Masters Students’ Showcase, Urbana, IL.




  • Martin, P., Crissinger, S., and Britton, C. (2012, October). Get the biggest bang for your buck: Invest in undergraduate student employees. Panel presented at the annual Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO), Wilmington, OH.


Grant Co-Author, “Open Educational Resource Pilot,” The Duke Endowment Libraries, 2016-2017, $12,800



Indiana University

  • Collection Managers Group Member, October 2017-Present

 Davidson College

  • Administrative Advisory Group (AAG) Executive Committee Member, June 2016-May 2017
  • First Scholars (First Generation) Orientation Panelist, August 2015 & August 2016
  • Collection Development Librarian Search Committee Member, February-May 2016


 Indiana University


  • The Open Researcher: Increasing the Impact and Visibility of Your Work, Scholars Commons Workshop (with Richard Higgins)
  • Open Access Publishing Innovations, Digital Library Brown Bag (with Jamie Wittenberg, Richard Higgins, and Michael Regoli)
  • What Does Google Tell the World about You? (with Meggan Press)
  • Predatory Publishers, Open Scholarship, and Your Research (with Jenny Hoops)

Davidson College

Workshops and Panels

Courses Supported with Open Pedagogy (Students Creating OER)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  

Savvy Researcher Workshops

  • How to Prepare for a Poster Presentation
  • Literature Review Demystified
  • Understanding Impact Factor and Other Bibliometrics

Courses Supported with Library Instruction

  • ESL 501: Introduction to Academic Writing
  • ESL 505: Business Communication