Coordinator Grad RSRCH LIBR III
Christine serves as the graduate studies librarian in the Research and Learning Department at the UCO Max Chambers Library. She was a public school music teacher for seven years before becoming a librarian. She is a Disney fanatic and has two dogs - GusGus (pug) and JacJac (Frenchie) - named after the mice in Cinderella.
Christine can typically be found in the library 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday - Friday or you can make an appointment to meet with her at library.uco.edu/help.
Education and Certifications
Master of Library and Information Studies, University of Oklahoma, December 2013
Master of Music (Music Education), University of Central Oklahoma, May 2010
Bachelor of Music Education (Vocal/General), University of Oklahoma, May 2005
State of Oklahoma Teaching Certificate, K-12 General/Vocal Music
Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities
Edwards, C. (2021). [Review of the book So you want to sing spirituals: A guide for performers by R. Jones]. Music Reference Services Quarterly, 24(1-2), 102-103. https://doi.org/10.1080/10588167.2020.1824571
Edwards, C. (2020). [Review of the electronic resource Qwest TV by Q. Jones]. Music Reference Services Quarterly, 23(3-4), 185-186. https://doi.org/10.1080/10588167.2020.1749486
Edwards, C. and Colohan, E. (2020). Mountain-Plains Chapter of the Music Library Association: Two perspectives. CAML Review/Revue de l’Acbm, 48(1), 103-106. http://dx.doi.org/10.25071/1708-6701.40378
Edwards, C. (2019) [Review of the book What is music literacy? by P. Broomhead]. Music Reference Services Quarterly, 22(1-2), 88-89. https://doi.org/10.1080/10588167.2019.1601654
Edwards, C. (2015, July 1). Cosmetic surgery for the Max Chambers Library. Inside Central, Broncho Blogs. https://blogs.uco.edu/central/2015/07/01/cosmetic-surgery-for-the-max-chambers-library/
Thompson, B., Weisbrod, L., McClanahan, A., Edwards, C., & Hunsaker, A. (2021, March 5). Creative collaborations: Librarians connecting with their arts communities [Conference session]. A Joint Meeting of the Music Library Association and the Theatre Library Association. Virtual.
Edwards, C. (2021, March 3). To separate, or not to separate: How playscripts are found in library collections [Poster presentation]. A Joint Meeting of the Music Library Association and the Theatre Library Association. Virtual.
Edwards, C. (2020, November 13). DEI in collection development: A discussion [Conference session]. Oklahoma Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Conference. Virtual.
Sterba, A., Edwards, C., Longo, J., & Flygare, J. (2019, November 8). Information literacy for first-year students [Conference Session]. Oklahoma Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Conference. Tulsa, OK.
Edwards, C. (2019, February 22). Satellite librarians: Reaching out to those who never walk in [Poster presentation]. Music Library Association Annual Conference. St. Louis, MO.
Burkholder, K., Edwards, C., & Tillotson, C. (2019, February 8). Establishing and expanding connections with faculty [Panel presentation]. Making Connections: Stakeholders in the Library Community: A workshop sponsored by the University and College Division of the Oklahoma Library Association. Rose State College, OK.
Edwards, C. (2018, May 19). Satellite librarians: Reaching out to those who never walk in [Conference session]. Annual Meeting of the Mountain Plains Chapter of the Music Library Association. Reno, NV.
Flygare, J. & Edwards, C. (2018, April 24). Moving beyond the walls: Implementing on-site reference services [Poster presentation]. The 111th Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Library Association. Tulsa, OK.
Edwards, C. (2017, April 25). Lightning rounds: A roving reference pilot program [Conference session]. Oklahoma Library Association Annual Conference. Norman, OK.
Edwards, C. (2016, July 5). Providing for musical & visual intelligences: Resources for the performing arts [Conference session]. unCOILed 2016: Thinking outside the information literacy box: Supporting multi-literacies. Stillwater, OK.
Edwards, C. (2014, May 16) Children’s literature: The often overlooked musical resource [Conference session]. Annual Meeting of the Mountain Plains Chapter of the Music Library Association. Norman, OK.
Professional and Community Involvement
- Beta Phi Mu (International honor society for library and information studies)
- Music Library Association
- Mountain Plains Chapter of the Music Library Association
- Theatre Library Association
- Oklahoma Library Association
- Oklahoma Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries
- Community of Oklahoma Instruction Librarians
- Council on Undergraduate Research
- MPMLA, Member-at-large, 2018-2020
- MPMLA Annual Meeting Programming Committee Co-chair, 2020
- University of Central Oklahoma Faculty Senate, 2016-2020
- Secretary/Treasurer, Executive Board, 2019-2020
- Co-chair, Research, Information, and Technology Committee, 2017-2020
- MLA Education Committee, 2020-Present
- University of Central Oklahoma Graduate Council, 2019-Present
- Max Chambers Library Collection Development Committee, 2014-Present
- Max Chambers Library Staff Development Committee, 2014-Present
- Chair, 2016-2019
- Oklahoma Library Association – University & College Division Member, 2017-2019
- UCO Provost Search Committee 2020
- Reviewer, Journal of New Librarianship
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