Author Archive for Bobbi Newman

I'm not that kind of librarian

The TED Commandments

Speakers at TED are given these Ten Commandments before speaking.  I love them! They are pretty good guidelines even for those of us who aren’t speaking at Ted any time soon. Thou Shalt Not Simply Trot Out thy Usual Shtick…

Who do you help first?

I presented this scenario to groups of librarians all over Minnesota in April You’re sitting at the reference desk and as someone approaches the desk the phone begins to ring and an instant messaging window pops open, who do you…

My Problem with LinkedIn

and online reputations in general. I have a profile on LinkedIn (as I do on many social websites) because many people and blogs I think highly of have recommended it.  Now I’ll be the first to admit I’m probably not using…

Welcome!

If you’re here you’ve followed the links and I know I’ve moved the blog. You can update your feeds here. I’ve been toying with moving for awhile now and as I’m already moving across the country to a new job…