Author Archives: Bobbi Newman

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Health and Wellness at ALA MidWinter #ALAMW20 #Libs4Health

If you will be at ALA MidWinter there are several sessions about health and wellness that might interest you. Wellness in the Library Workplace: LLAMA Leadership Development Seminar Sunday, January 26, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 113-C You’re a library manager or administrator. You already know how the library helps […]

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Bringing Wellness into the Library Workplace

It feels strange to return to blogging after almost a year away. I have drifted away from it for a number of reasons: changes in my personal life, a job with a different focus, putting my time and focus elsewhere both consciously and unconsciously, and making space for new bloggers. Over the years I have […]

SUSPECT – Like CRAAP for Apps

  I’ve been working on the section on mobile apps in Stand Up for Health, and I decided app evaluation needs an acronym like CRAAP and I came up with SUSPECT. If you’re considering other health-related mobile apps, it’s important to SUSPECT or ask the following questions Seeking – Why are you searching for an […]

The Unbearable Male Whiteness of Library Leadership

This post has been percolating in my mind for a while now. Probably since before I wrote that post about the LITA Top Tech Trends panels back in 2016.  A couple of things happened around the time of ALA MidWinter, that finally made me put fingers to a keyboard. A white male colleague and friend […]

October is Health Literacy Month, How will your library participate?

Pew recently reported that health information is the second most searched online topic (1). Public libraries are on the frontlines of health information needs of their communities. Public libraries are often the only access to computers and/or broadband in their communities and are a trusted institution (2).  Technology and media literacy are important aspects of health […]

Updated ALA Surival Packing & Survival Tips for #ALAAC2017

After seeing a couple of tweets of an older version of this from 2013, I decided it’s time to update my 2014 post.  I travel quite a bit for work now, and I’ve picked up some new items and refined older practices. I put NEW next to new items or new models for those of […]

This Is What A Librarian Looks Like

A little over 5 years ago Erin and I launched This is What a Librarian Looks Like. Recently a book came out with the same name and a very similar format. Erin and I are no way involved with that book. I’m acknowledging Erin because it was a joint venture but I want to be clear that […]