2013 MA Draper Program in Humanities and Social Thought
New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York, NY

2012 MLIS Library and Information Sciences, Summa Cum Laude
Long Island University, Palmer School of Library and Information Science, New York, NY

2007 BA History and Classics, Cum Laude
The University of Arizona, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and College of Humanities, Tucson, AZ

Library Experience    

2013- Humanities Librarian, Bates College
Serve as subject liaison for humanities disciplines, including general and specialized research services, instruction, collection management and expertise in digital humanities.
Provide one-on-one research support to students and faculty.
Serve as library point-of-contact for digital projects, manage institutional repository (, collaborate with instructional technology team on implementing technology and digital tools in classes.
Manage library social media communication.

2010-2012 Academic Library Mentee, New York University
Provide reference services in person and online.
Evaluate practical work in the library, including bibliographic instruction and collection development.

2005-2007 Archival Assistant, University of Arizona, Special Collections Library.
Process archival collections, create and update finding aids.
Assess new gifts for retention, weed foreign language collections.
Answer research inquiries.


2017 Bell, Christina and Andrew W. White. “Libraries and IT: The
Merged Road Ahead.” Leading in the New Academic Library. Eds. Rebecca Albitz, Chris Avery, and Diane Zabel. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.

2015 Bell, Christina. “In Practice and Pedagogy: Digital Humanities in the Small
College Environment.” Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists. Eds. Laura Braunstein, Liorah Golomb, and Arianne Hartsell-Gundy. Chicago: ACRL.


2016 IMLS Sparks! Ignition grant (SP-02-16-0006-16), co-Principal Investigator,
The Diverse Children’s Picture Book Resource Hub: An online resource for aiding in the identification and utilization of picture books featuring people of color. 

Conferences and Presentations 

2016 Maine #critlib Unconference 2016. Co-convener. Bates College. August 9,

2016 “It Takes a Village: Digital Scholarship and the Liberal Arts College” 

  • NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP). Providence, RI. March 21, 2016
  • Maine Academic Libraries Day (MALD). Colby College. June 1, 2016
  • American Library Association (ALA). Orlando, FL. June 25, 2016

2014 “Critical Pedagogy and Social Justice in the Library”
Maine Academic Libraries Day (MALD). Colby College. June 9, 2014

2012 “Putting Primary Source Material Online: A Case Study from New York
University” Yale University, February 2012

2011 “Archive Lab: Digital Humanities and Literary Archives”
NYU Workshop in Archival Practice. New York University. October 2011


2017 Cassidy, Kyle. This is What a Librarian Looks Like: A Celebration of
Libraries, Communities, and Access to Information. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal.

2013 “Interview with Christina Bell.” I Need a Library Job. by Todd Simpson.

Specialized Skills 

Content Management Systems: Omeka, WordPress, Digital Commons
Languages: Basic reading in Latin, Italian, Spanish
Community Engagement: Volunteer for Portland Outright! and Greater Portland SURJ

Professional Memberships

American Library Association (ALA)
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)/
Association for Computers in the Humanities (ACH)

Related Experience 

2010-2013 Human Rights Watch, General Counsel Coordinator
2009-2010 Pima County Public Defender’s Office, Legal Secretary
2007-2009 Pima County Attorney’s Office, Legal Processing Clerk

Selected Professional Development

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference 

  • 2017 Baltimore, MD
  • 2015 Portland, OR

Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

  • 2012- Understanding the Pre-Digital Book
  • 2013- Digital Pedagogy

Digital.Humanities@Oxford Summer School, Oxford University, United Kingdom

  • 2012- An Introduction to XML and the Text Encoding Initiative

THATCamp NYC, Fordham University, October 5-6, 2012

In Re Books: Law and the Future of Reading, New York Law School, October 26-27, 2012

Digital Tools for Scholars Workshop Series, NYU Library, Fall 2012

Copyright Exceptions for Libraries in the Digital Age: Section 108 Reform, Kernochan Center, Columbia Law School, February 8, 2013

New Directions for Digital Scholarship, Yale University, March 1, 2013

THATCamp Feminisms East, Barnard College, March 16, 2013

Stewardship of Digital Assets Workshop, The Morgan Library/ NDCC, April 1-2, 2013

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