Liaison Librarian Profile - Christine Bombaro


Christine Bombaro

ON LEAVE 2013-14

Associate Director for Information Literacy and Research Services (2011 - present)
Associate Director for Library Collections (2008 - 2011)
Coordinator of Information Literacy (2003 - 2008)



Certificate -- Harvard Graduate School of Education -      Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians (2009)

Certificate - Association for College & Research Libraries      Information Literacy Immersion, Program Track      (2006)

MLS --   Drexel University (1995) - Library Science
BA   --   Dickinson College (1993) - History/Education

Contact while I am on leave:

For assistance related to the Dickinson library and library support for Dickinson classes, please contact the circulation desk (717-245-1397), or send an email to describing your research need.


Home page:
AIM: cbomb22


Background and 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
  • Literary criticism and theory
  • Biographical searches
  • Building bibliographies
  • Proper citing techniques
  • ...and much more!

Selected Publications:

Bombaro, Christine.  Finding History: Research Methods and Resources for Students and Scholars. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, September 2012.

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.

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.