Emily Carlisle-Johnston

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Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian

  • Open Educational Resources
  • Open Access publishing
  • Open licensing

Professional Biography

I provide education and support for researchers and authors to make their work Open Access, helping them to make informed decisions in doing so. I also work with faculty looking to incorporate Open Educational Resources (OER) in their teaching as a way to support student success. This includes helping faculty find and evaluate OER, assessing licensing options for re-use and adaptation of OER, and supporting the use of Open publishing software such as Pressbooks.

I have been in my current role at Western Libraries since 2020, having previously worked as a Project Lead at eCampusOntario and as a Scholarly Communications and Research Data Management Librarian at Nipissing University/Canadore College.


  • BA Honours, English, University of Guelph
  • MLIS, Western University

Research Interests

Current research interests include the history of Open Education and an exploration of publisher "Openwashing" as it relates to researcher publishing behaviour.