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Lillian Rigling

Recovering ScholComm Librarian, Open Education Fanatic.

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Program Coordinator, eCampus Ontario


2016 University of Toronto Faculty of Information M.I., Library and Information Science

2014 University of Toronto Faculty of Arts & Science Hon.B.A., English

Grants, Scholarships, and Awards

2018 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship, Open Textbook of Scholarly Communication Librarianship Unconference SPARC/ACRL

2017 Exploring Emerging Mobile Technologies for Libraries’ Teaching, Outreach, and Communication, Grant NCSU Libraries Good Idea Grant, co-author

2017 Open Textbook Toolkit, Grant Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS LG-72-17-0051-17), co-author

2016 Second Runner Up, World Usability Day Triangle User Experience Professionals Association

2016 OpenCon 2016 Scholarship Recipient, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition

2016 Outstanding Student Contribution Award, Faculty of Information Alumni Association

2016 Staff Team Appreciation and Recognition Award, Ongoing Excellence (TSpace Team), University of Toronto Libraries



in press “Applying design thinking to create an equitable library open access policy” Rigling, L., Carlisle, E., & Waugh, C. In the Library with the Lead Pipe

2017 “What Collaboration Means to Me: Passing the Mic.” Versluis, A. & Rigling, L. Collaborative Librarianship

2017 “The Open Textbook Toolkit: Seeding Successful Partnerships for Collaboration between Academic Libraries and University Presses” - Waller, M., Cross, W., & Rigling, L. Journal of Scholarly Publishing (

2017 “A multi-disciplinary perspective on emergent and future innovations in peer review” [version 1; referees: 2 approved with reservations]. Tennant JP, Dugan JM, Graziotin D et al. F1000Research 2017, 6:1151 10.12688/f1000research.12037.1

2017 “Data-Informed Open Education Advocacy: A New Approach to Saving Students Money and Backaches” - Thompson, S., Vickery, J., Rigling, L., & Cross, W. Journal of Access Services 10.1080/15367967.2017.1333911


forthcoming, 2018 “Getting to Know You: How We Turned Community Knowledge into Open Advocacy” (chapter) - Rigling, L. & Cross, W. in OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians, Pacific University Press

forthcoming, 2018 “The Power of Open” (chapter) - Rigling, L. in Scholarship in the Sandbox: Academic Libraries as Laboratories, Forums, and Archives for Student Work, Association of College and Research Libraries


2018 “This was actually fun!”: Engaging Users in Conversations about Digital Literacy Rigling, L., Johnson, E., & Goldhawk, M., Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2018

2018 Open By Default? Concept-Mapping Our Way to Open Access Consensus (poster), Carlisle, E., Rigling, L., Waugh, C. & Paterson, J., Ontario Library Association Superconference

2017 How Can We Tell a Different Story? (panel) Versluis, A., Rigling, L. & Crissinger, S. - 4:AM Altmetrics Conference

2017 Opening the Sandbox: Supporting Student Research as a Gateway to Open Practice (elective course) Cross, W., Waller, M., & Rigling, L. - Force11 Scholarly Communications Institute

2017 Applying Design Thinking and User Research to the Scholarly Communication Problem Space (elective course) - Grguric, E., Rigling, L., & Cross, W. - Force11 Scholarly Communications Institute

2017 Mapping the Copyright Constellation: Charting Campus Partners to Create Copyright Instruction Your Students Will Care About - Cross, W., Keener, M. & Rigling, L. - Kraemer Copyright Conference

2017 Reclaiming STEM Spaces: Why Haven’t Libraries and University Presses Worked Together to Form Viable Alternatives to Commercial Publishing? (Panelist), Society for Scholarly Publishing 39th Annual Meeting

2017 Refocusing the Instruction Support Page on the Instructors Rigling, L. & Orphanides, A. NC-LITE 2017 Spring Meeting

2017 Open Education on Student Time: Library Instruction that Empowers Student Understanding and Advocacy Rigling, L., Cross, W., Grguric, E., & Sullivan, M. – California Conference on Library Instruction,

2017 NextGen Open: Planting Seeds to Cultivate Open Advocates, Scholars, and Creators (workshop). Rigling, L., & Di Monte, L. Creative Commons Global Summit

2017 Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide: Taming Online Research Guides at the NCSU Libraries Rigling, L., & Orphanides, A. Human-Centered Libraries: Crafting Value and Relevance (LAUNC-CH 2017)

2017 Understanding Student Behavior to Support Student Success: Two Empirical Lenses for an Impactful Open Education Program Cross, W., Rigling, L., & Grguric, E., Empirical Librarians Conference      

2017 What Can I Do with That Code?: Understanding Open Source Licenses in the Wild  Rigling, L., Khan, N., & Cross, W. OpenSource101 (All Things Open)

2016 Data + Relationships: Using Institutional Knowledge and Student Voices to Advocate for Open Education(lightning talk) Rigling, L. OpenCon 2016

2016 Library Usage as a Map for Targeting OER Advocacy & Growth Raschke, G., Cross, W., Thompson, S., Vickery, J., & Rigling, L., The 13th Annual Open Education Conference

2016 Behind the Screen: How Platform-Specific Policy Affects Consumer Behaviour of Non-Consensual Pornography Rigling, L., & Clarkson, A. Oxford Internet Institute’s Internet, Policy, & Politics Conference, September 2016


2018 - present Program Coordinator, eCampus Ontario

2017-2018 Research and Scholarly Communications Librarian, Western University Libraries

2016 - 2017 NCSU Libraries Fellow, North Carolina State University Libraries

  • Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center Fellow
  • User Experience Department Fellow

2015-2016 Institutional Repositories Graduate Student Library Assistant, Information Technology Services Department, University of Toronto Libraries

2014-2016 Special Projects Graduate Student Library Assistant. Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office, University of Toronto Libraries