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Shawn V. Lombardo

Associate Professor |
Coordinator of Collections Support Services |



OFFICE  103C Kresge Library
EMAIL  lombardo@oakland.edu
PHONE  248.370.2493

OFFICE HOURS  Offering research consultations via Google Meet for the Fall 2021 term. Email me or use the research consultations calendar to schedule an appointment with me. 

Research Interests

Demand-driven acquisition models, the e-resource lifecycle, budget and acquisition issues related to streaming video offerings, library staff development.

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Nichols Hess, A., Greer, K., Lombardo, S. V., & Lim, A. (2015). Books, bytes, and buildings: The academic library's unique role in improving student success. Journal of Library Administration 55(8), 622-38.

Lombardo, S. V. and Shipman, B. A. (2014). Take it from the top: Cultivating relationships with STEM faculty to connect with students. In Gubnitskaia, V. and Smallwood, C. (Eds.), How to STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education in Libraries. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

Kraemer, E. W., Lombardo, S. V., and Lepkowski, F. (2007). The librarian, the machine, or a little of both: A comparative study of three information literacy pedagogies at Oakland University. College & Research Libraries 68(4): 330-42.

Miree, C. E., York, K. M., and Lombardo, S. V. (2007). Using competitive intelligence processes to create value in the healthcare industry. Journal of Competitive Intelligence and Management 4(1). 112-131.

Kraemer, E. W., Keyse, D. J., and Lombardo, S. V. (2004). Beyond these walls: Building a library outreach program at Oakland University. Reference Librarian 39(82): 5-17.

published simultaneously as:

Kraemer, E. W., Keyse, D. J., and Lombardo, S. V. (2004). Beyond these walls: Building a library outreach program at Oakland University. In Kelsey, P. and Kelsey, S. (Eds.), Outreach Services in Academic and Special Libraries. Binghamton, NY: Haworth.

Lombardo, S. V. and Miree, C. E. (2003). Caught in the web: The impact of library instruction on business students' perceptions and use of print and online resources. College & Research Libraries 64, 6-22.

Lombardo, S. V. and Condic, K. S. (2001). Convenience or content: A study of undergraduate periodical use. RSR: Reference Services Review 29, 327-337.

Lombardo, S. V. and Condic, K. S. (2000). Empowering users with a new online catalog. Library Hi Tech 18, 130-141.


Selected by the OU Senate Library Committee to be a co-presenter at the 2009 Kresge Library "Authors@Oakland" celebration.

College & Research Libraries 2007 article was a finalist for the Second Annual Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning Award at the 2010 Teaching Professor Conference in Cambridge, MA.

College & Research Libraries article named one of "Top 20 Best Articles in 2007" by the American Library Association Library Instruction Round Table, 2008.

College & Research Libraries article named one of "Top 20 Best Articles in 2003" by the American Library Association Library Instruction Round Table, 2004.

Nominee, University Teaching Excellence Award, 2002 & 2003.

Honoree, Oakland University Faculty Recognition Luncheon, 2001.

Selected Professional Activities

Library Service

2013 - present  Administrative Leadership Team (ALT)
2011 - present Operations, Assessment and Management (OAM) Group
2013 - present Online User Interfaces (OUI) Team
2012 - present Collections Description and Access Team
2009 - 2013, 2018 - present Library Committee on Appointment and Promotion (Chair, 2010 - 2013 and 2019-2021)
2009 - 2012 Elections Committee
1998 - 2014 Electronic Resources Selection Committee
2000 - 2002 Executive Committee
1998 - 2001 Merit/Travel Committee
1998 - present Collection Development Group
1998 - present Information Literacy Group
1998 - present Research Services Group

2014 Wayfinding Task Force (co-chair)
2013 Acquisitions Workflow Task Force
2012 - 2013 LibQUAL Study Task Force
2011 - 2012 Strategic Planning Task Force
2010 - 2011 Discovery Tool Task Force
2010 - 2011 Search Committee, Digital and Web Services Librarian, Medical Library

University Service


2019 - 2021 Senate Library Committee
2013 - 2016 Academic Council
2011 - 2013 Academic Council
2011 - 2013 Graduate Council
2010 - 2012 Department Chairs and Program Directors Group
2003 - 2005, 2009 - 2011 Senate Library Committee
2006 - 2009 Faculty Re-employment & Promotion Committee (Secretary, 2007 - 2009)
2005 - 2009 General Education Committee
2006 - 2007 E-Learning Faculty Advisory Committee
2005 - 2007 Oakland Post Advisory Board
1999 - 2003 University Committee on Undergraduate Instruction (Chair, 2002 - 2003)
1998 Senate Academic Conduct Committee

2010 - 2011 Library Dean Search Advisory Committee (Co-Chair)
2006 - 2007 Library Dean Search Advisory Committee
2005 - 2006 First Year Task Force (Chair, Philosophy Subcommittee)
2000 - 2001 University Assessment Taskforce

Professional Service

Member-at-large, Current Topics Planning Committee, University Libraries Section, Association of College and Research Libraries, 2000-2004

Michigan Library Association, 1996-2014
Member, Membership Committee, 2005-2007
Secretary, Information Literacy Roundtable, 2001-2003
Chair, Continuing Education Committee, 1999-2001

Wayne State University Library & Information Science Program Alumni Association Executive Board, 2000-2002
Secretary, 2001-2002

Educational Background

Master of Library and Information Science, Wayne State University, 1995.

Master of Arts (English), Michigan State University, 1993.

Bachelor of Arts (English), University of Notre Dame, 1990.
(Minor: Arts & Letters Program for Administrators)

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