Bobbi Newman is a librarian, writer, consultant, library advocate, and an international speaker.
Her interests include public policy, technology, new media, digital literacy, class, libraries, political communication, and behavior. She is passionate about the role of libraries in equal access and opportunity for all.
She has been involved in national library initiatives including past service on the National Information Standards Organization committee to develop a Consensus Framework to Support Patron Privacy in Digital Library and Information Systems and the Pew Internet & American Life Project research on Libraries in the Digital Age. She is a regular speaker at local, national, and international events covering topics such as the future of libraries, digital literacy, ebooks, policy, and innovation and change.
Newman has served as an American Library Association (ALA) Councilor-at-Large, a member of the Office of Information Technology Policy (OITP) Advisory Committee, and a member of the OITP Digital Literacy Task Force. She 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, and GigaOm, and was used by Facebook in a smear campaign against Google.
She holds a Masters of Arts in information research and library science, Masters of Arts in political science, and a Graduate Certificate in public management. She has received awards for her service and teaching.
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.
Email: bobbi.newman AT gmail.com
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