Cataloguing Librarian


Cataloguing and Collection Maintenance




613-520-2600 x8151



Research interests

Metadata standards, Resource Description and Access (RDA), gaming and academic libraries, library science / information technology education and training.

Member of:


Cross, Emma; Mould, David and Smith, Robert. "The protean challenge of game collections at academic libraries." New Review of Academic Librarianship. (Vol. 21, no. 2, 2015): 129-145.

Best practices for cataloging video games using RDA and MARC21. June 2015. Video Game RDA Best Practices Task Force, Cataloging Policy Committee, Online Audiovisual Cataloguers, Inc.

Cross, Emma; Andrews, Susan; Grover, Trina; Oliver, Chris and Riva, Pat. “In the company of my peers: implementation of RDA in Canada.” Cataloging and Classification Quarterly. (Vol. 52, issues 6-7, 2014): 747-774.  Special international issue on RDA around the world.

Cross, Emma and Smith, Robert. More than Mario Kart: Games and game based learning at Carleton University Library. InsideOCULA. Winter 2013.

Cross, Emma. “Cataloguing with RDA: practical application”. Pan-Canadian Working Group on Cataloguing with RDA. (Posted: October 16, 2012). Peer reviewed materials used as part of a national RDA training program

Conference presentations and workshops

Emma Cross and Christine Oliver, University of Ottawa. "Top ten challenges when cataloguing with RDA." Ontario Library Association Superconference. Wednesday January 27, 2016.

Emma Cross and Colin Harkness, Carleton University. "Board game palooza!" Ontario Library Association Superconference. Thursday January 28, 2016.

Pam King, University of Toronto, Mississauga; Emma Cross and Robert Smith, Carleton University; Rhonda Moore, McMaster University. “Creative collaborations: development of game services at Ontario academic libraries” Ontario Library Association Superconference, Friday January 30, 2015.

“Game zone”, Ontario Library Association Superconference, Friday January 30, 2015. Emma Cross, Colin Harkness, Ryan Tucci, Scott Turner and Robert Smith, Carleton University. "Unconference” session to provide information about the value of board games in Library collections.

Emma Cross. Cataloguing audio-visual materials with RDA. Ontario Library Association Superconference, Wednesday January 28, 2015

Pat Riva, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec; Emma Cross, Carleton University Library. L’implantation de RDA au Canada / RDA implementation in Canada. Congrès des milieux documentaires 2014, Montreal, Quebec. December 3, 2014.

Emma Cross. “RDA training and implementation in Canada: the experience of English and French cataloguing communities”. American Library Association International Relations Round Table Preconference. Las Vegas, NV. June 27, 2014

Sue Andrews, University of British Columbia Library; Emma Cross, Carleton University Library; Trina Grover, Ryerson University Library and Pat Riva, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec. “RDA implementation in Canada”. Canadian Library Association Conference 2014, Victoria, British Columbia, Thursday May 29, 2014.

Sue Andrews, University of British Columbia; Linda Woodcock, Kwantlen Polytechnic University; Trina Grover, Ryerson University and Emma Cross, Carleton University. Cataloguing non-book materials with RDA. One day preconference at Canadian Library Association Conference, Victoria, British Columbia. Wednesday May 28, 2014.

Emma Cross and Alexandra Gregory, University of Ottawa. “Cataloguing serials and integrating resources with RDA” Ontario Library Association pre-conference workshop. Wednesday January 29, 2014.

Emma Cross and Joanne Paterson, University of Western Ontario. “Cataloguing video and audio with RDA” Ontario Library Association pre-conference workshop. Wednesday January 29, 2014.

Mary Curran, University of Ottawa, Laura May, Library of Parliament and Emma Cross, Carleton University. "Cataloguing with RDA". Two day workshop sponsored by the Canadian Library Association, held at Algonquin College, Ottawa, June 19 and 20, 2013.

Emma Cross and Robert Smith, Carleton University. “The evolution of gaming at academic libraries.” Canadian Library Association Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 1, 2013.

Les Moore, University of Manitoba; Chris Oliver, McGill University; Sue Andrews, University of British Columbia and Emma Cross, Carleton University. "Cataloguing with RDA". Two day preconference at Canadian Library Association Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 28 and May 29, 2013.

Emma Cross and Thomas Brenndorfer, Guelph Public Library. “Cataloguing non-book formats with RDA”. Ontario Library Association pre-conference workshop. Wednesday January 30, 2013.

Conference poster presentations

Emma Cross, Angela Hayward and Louise McGreal, Carleton University Library. "Value added proposition: the evolution of e-book cataloguers at Carleton University Library". Canadian Library Association conference. June 4, 2015. Accompanying handout.

Emma Cross and Helena Merriam, Co-coordinator, Library and Information Technician Program, Algonquin College. “Bachelor of Information Technology - Information Resources Management: a joint initiative between Carleton University and Algonquin College”. Canadian Library Association conference, Friday May 30, 2014.

Emma Cross and Robert Smith. “Level up! Designing a gaming lab at Carleton University Library.” Ontario Library Association Superconference. Friday January 31, 2014.

Emma Cross. “Getting ready for RDA: a modular approach to training Library staff” Ontario Library Association Superconference. Friday February 1, 2013.

Emma Cross and Robert Smith. “Power up! Building a games collection in an academic library: the experience of Carleton University Library.” Canadian Library Association Conference. June 2, 2012. Awarded “Best poster presentation 2012” by a panel of judges.

Emma Cross. "Carleton University Library: library technician internship pilot project.” Ontario Library Association Conference. February 3, 2012.

Emma Cross. “Graduate students and copyright: informing graduate students about copyright issues in relation to their thesis”. Canadian ETD and Open Repositories Workshop. May 10, 2010 at Carleton University.