Bobbi Newman, aka, Librarian by Day, is a blogger, a Tweeter, and an international speaker. Bobbi is currently pursing a master of arts in political communications with a minor in mass communications. She is also an ALA Councilor-at-Large and a serves on the advisory board for the Pew Internet & American Life research on Libraries in the Digital Age.
Bobbi is the author of the award winning blog, Librarian by Day, and in 2011 was named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal. Her writing is regularly highlighted by American Libraries Direct. Her work has been featured by the New York Times, The Guardian, BlogHer, O’Reilly Radar, The L.A. Times, Mental Floss, Techdirt, TechCrunch, and GigaOm and was once used by Facebook in a smear campaign against Google.
She shares her passions by speaking and providing instruction workshops locally, nationally, and internationally.
Bobbi’s past professional involvements include serving on the ALA Office of Information Technology Policy (OITP) advisory committee, the ALA OITP Digital Literacy Task Force, and chairing the ALA Library Information Technology Assocation (LITA) Transliteracy Interest Group.
Her noteworthy projects and accomplishments include founding and coordinating the semi-annual Library Day in the Life Project. Bobbi co-founded and launched the award winning, This Is What a Librarian Looks like in February of 2012. Bobbi co-founded and wrote for the award winning Libraries and Transliteracy Project.
Bobbi has a masters of arts in Information Resources and Library Science from the University of Arizona and is currently pursuing a Masters in political science with a minor in mass communication and a certification of public administration.
Speaking, Consulting and Training
I am available, and delighted, to speak on a variety of library, technology, and innovation related topics. You can see a list of past presentations and training on the presentations page.
If you are interested in a topic not listed there please ask. If I am unable to speak on it I keep a list of speakers and trainers so I may refer you to someone who can meet your needs.
You can see speaking recommendations on my LinkedIn profile.
The Fine Print:
Statements made are strictly my opinion and do not reflect the opinion or position of any of my past, present, or future employers, or organizations I belong to or volunteer for. Nor do they necessarily reflect the opinion or position of any of my colleagues, coworkers, co-presenters, confidants, friends, enemies or frenemies. As these opinions are my own I reserve the right to update or change them at any time.
- I reserve the right to delete any comment, for any reason, at any time. Don’t like it? Get your own blog.
- Comments that are rude, anonymous, self promoting, or display other bad manners are more likely to be deleted than others.
- Emails sent to me regarding blog topics are not considered confidential and may be posted.
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