Bobbi Newman for ALA Councilor-At-Large 2011
After careful consideration I am running for ALA Councilor-At-Large this year.
Voting in the 2011 ALA election will begin at 9:00 a.m. Central Time on March 16, 2011. Ballots close at 11:59 p.m. on April 22 (you willl receive an email). Election results will be announced on April 29, 2011.
I would love to have your vote!
You’ll be able to see my complete bio once ALA opens the site for voting; in the meantime:
Statement of Professional Concern:
The challenge of the 21st century library will be to continue to offer equal access to information and equal opportunity to all regardless of economic standing, physical location, or technological platform. It is both an exciting and challenging time for libraries, and ALA Council must be positioned to be forward-thinking, to adapt and to provide direction for libraries for their continued future existence. My professional mission is to move libraries into their rightful place in equality of access in the growing digital information age.
My professional interests and experience include implementing digitally- and technologically- based services, bridging the digital divide, and improving existing services through expanding traditional methods while creating innovative new practices. My career path and professional involvement have brought me face to face with these issues and the search for solutions. I believe that the ALA Council can make a difference through an active leadership role in this new shared future.
- Incoming member, Advisory Committee, OITP
- Chair, Transliteracy Interest Group, LITA, ALA
- Contributor, ALA Learning
Awards and Accomplishments
- Mover and Shaker, Library Journal, 2011
- Founder, Libraries and Transliteracy
- Founder, Library Day in the Life Project, a semi-annual grass-roots, international initiative
- Contributor, No Shelf Required II, 2012
- Contributor, The Readers’ Advisory Handbook, 2010
Select Upcoming Presentations – a complete list can be found on my Presentations and Publications page
- Why Transliteracy? ALA Annual, June 2011
- Working Towards Transliteracy, ALA Annual, June 2011
- Choose Your Own Adventure: The Future of eBooks and Libraries, Keynote, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, April 2011
- Employment history can be found in detail on Linkedin
Please consider voting for these candidates as well:
I also strongly urge you to read up on our president-elect candidates