As part of my position at the Network of the National Library of Medicine Greater Midwest Region office at the University of Iowa I am very excited to share information about this […]
Bobbi Newman is a writer, consultant, library advocate, and an international speaker.
Her interests include privacy, public policy, technology, new media, digital literacy, class, political communication and behavior. She is passionate about the role of libraries in equal access and opportunity for all.
She is involved in national library initiatives including serving 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 an MA in information research and library science, MA in political science and a Graduate Certificate in Public Management. She has received awards for her service and teaching.
“Moving Health and Wellness Online at Your Library” in ‘Pivoting during the Pandemic: Ideas for Serving Your Community Anytime, Anywhere’ from ALA Press
Looking back on the last year, and by year I mean since March 2020, I am amazed at what I have and have not accomplished. I missed the deadline for The book […]
This post began as part of my post sharing my “Creating a Culture of Wellness in Your Library” presentation. But I realize it needs to be its own blog post, so here […]
At the end of July, I presented a webinar for the ALA-Allied Professional Association on creating a culture of wellness in your library. Creating a Culture of Wellness for Library Staff: It […]
Many of us are spending our pandemic days (yes, we are still in the midst of a pandemic) moving from Zoom meeting to Zoom meeting (or insert your platform of choice). This […]
It is difficult to put fingers to the keyboard to write this post. There is so much happening in the world. I have tried to stay true to my commitment to take […]
Last week during the ALA Annual 2020 virtual conferences I was part of the ALA New Members Round Table (NMRT) President’s Program on sustainability and libraries. The New Member Round Table President’s […]