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Christine Bombaro

 
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Contact:
bombaroc@dickinson.edu
Waidner-Spahr Library
Dickinson College
P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-245-1868
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Position


Associate Director for Information Literacy and Research Services (2011-2013 and 2014-present)

Previously:

  • Interim Director (2013-14), Susquehanna University
  • Associate Director for Library Collections (2008-2011), Dickinson College
  • Coordinator of Information Literacy (2003-2008), Dickinson College

Education


  • Certificate: Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians (2009), Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Certificate: Information Literacy Immersion Program Track (2006), Association for College & Research Libraries
  • MS in Library Science, Drexel University (1995)
  • BA in History and Education, Dickinson College (1993)

Background & Areas of Expertise


As a student at Dickinson College, I majored in History and earned secondary teaching certification. My master's research concerned providing effective library service to patrons whose first language is not English. I am responsible for the running the library's teaching program with particular focus on first-year students. Students are my first priority!

I can be of particular help with:

  • Historical research
  • Primary sources - how to find them and how to use them
  • Biographical searches
  • Building bibliographies
  • Proper citing techniques
  • ...and much more!

Selected Publications

Books

Osborne, John M. and Christine Bombaro. Forgotten Abolitionist: John A.J. Creswell of Maryland. Smashwords: House Divided Project at Dickinson College, 2015.
Bombaro, Christine. Finding History: Research Methods and Resources for Students and Scholars. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, September 2012.

Journal Articles

Bombaro, Christine. "Overcoming the Barriers to Information Literacy Programs: CALM Lab for English Majors at Dickinson College." Reference Services Review 42.2 (2014): 246-262. doi: 10.1108/RSR-10-2013-0050.
Osborne, John and Christine Bombaro. "Learning to Read the Signs." The History Teacher 43, no. 2 (February 2010): 205-222.
Bombaro, Christine. "The Clicky Things Rocked!" In Practical Pedagogy for Library Instructors: Strategies to Make Your Students Stand Up and Applaud. Edited by Doug Cook and Ryan Sittler, 40-49. Chicago: Association for College & Research Libraries, 2008.
Bombaro, Christine. “Using Audience Response Technology to Teach Academic Integrity: ‘The Seven Deadly Sins of Plagiarism’ at Dickinson College.” Reference Services Review 35, no. 2 (2007): 296 - 309. doi: 10.1108/00907320710749209.
Bombaro, Christine and John C. Stachacz. “Case Study 1: The Library & the First-Year Experience Over Time at Dickinson College.” The Role of the Library in the First College Year. Edited by Larry Hardesty. Columbia, SC: National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2007.

My Guides

Jan 22, 2018 27221
Nov 6, 2017 27
Jul 10, 2018 305
Jun 20, 2018 11236
Jul 10, 2018 599
Feb 6, 2018 299
Jul 10, 2018 324
Aug 31, 2017 34
Jul 10, 2018 28
Jun 26, 2018 139
Sep 7, 2017 1115
Jun 15, 2018 307
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