Christina Norton

Christina Norton

Assistant Professor, Online Learning Librarian

    Library 109
    (309) 677-3465


MLIS, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BFA, Painting, University of Georgia
AA, Visual Art, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College


Christina Norton joined the Cullom-Davis Library in 2020, after working as a librarian across Central Illinois - at Heartland Community College, Illinois Central College, Western Illinois University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she completed her MLIS. Since arriving at Bradley, she has taught research skills to classes across her liaison areas: art, music, theatre, communication, interactive media, English, higher education administration, and graduate-level counseling. As Online Learning Librarian, she is responsible for providing and improving library support for students in fully online programs. Christina also chairs the library’s Recreational Media and Engagement committees, facilitating library events and keeping the “fun” books fresh and new. Before becoming a librarian, Christina studied painting at the University of Georgia.


Research Interests

  • Information literacy instruction
  • Information behavior within the disciplines
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Accessibility of learning materials


  • Christina Norton (2021) Online Instruction During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Inclusivity, Accessibility, Challenges, and Opportunities, Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 24:3-4, 65-68, DOI: 10.1080/10875301.2021.1916670
  • Krista Bowers Sharpe & Christina Norton (2017) Examining Our Past, Considering Our Future: A Study of Email Reference, 2000–2015, Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 22:4, 133-165, DOI: 10.1080/10875301.2018.1455617


  • ALA Annual Conference, VRT Session, Chicago, IL, June 24, 2017“ Rocking the Small Screen (Without Losing Your Mind): Planning and Managing Library Promotional Videos” with J. Georges and D. King
  • 7th Annual CARLI Instruction Showcase, Chicago, IL, May 23, 2019 "Costume History Research Through a Critical Lens"


  • CARLI Instruction Committee, 2018 - 2021 (Co-chair, 2020-2021)
  • IACRL Communications Committee, 2020 - Present
  • CARLI OER Committee, 2021 - Present
  • ACRL Distance and Online Learning Section Mentorship Committee, 2021 - Present