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Christine Bombaro

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Christine Bombaro
Waidner-Spahr Library
Dickinson College
P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013


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


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


  • 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. I am currently responsible for directing the library's award-winning teaching program with particular focus on first-year and WID students.

Selected Publications

For additional works, see Dickinson Scholar.


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. “The Framework Is Elitist.” Reference Services Review 44, no. 4 (2016): 552-563.
Bombaro, Christine, Pam Harris, and Kerri Odess-Harnish. “A Constellation to Guide Us: A Conversation with Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe about the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.” Reference Services Review 44, no. 4 (2016): 544-551.
Bombaro, Christine. "Writing the Scripts for Interactive Library Skills Tutorials." LOEX Quarterly 42, no. 4, article 3 (2016).
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. 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.