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 […]
Bobbi Newman is a librarian, writer, consultant, library advocate, and an international speaker.
Newman currently serves as a member of the Office of Information Technology Policy (OITP, ALA) Advisory Committee and the Advisory Board for Let’s Move in Libraries.
She is the co-editor of Protecting Patron Privacy : a LITA Guide, co-author of the forthcoming Fostering Wellness in the Workplace for Libraries, and author of the award-winning blog, Librarian by Day. In 2011 she was named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal (voluntarily revoked due to irreconcilable differences in values).
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.
In the past, she has served as American Library Association Councilor-at-Large, a member of the OITP Advisory Committee, and a member of the OITP Digital Literacy Task Force. She has been involved in national library initiatives including past service on the Steering committee for the OCLC and PLA project Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with their Community, 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.
She holds a Masters of Arts in Information Research and Library Science, a Masters of Arts in Political Science, and a Graduate Certificate in Public Management. She has received awards for her service and teaching.
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 […]
Like all of us, my world was thrown into chaos in March when libraries began measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. March 12th was the last day I was “in the […]
At this point, your library should be closed. The American Library Association, The Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Association of Rural and Small Libraries have all issued statements. Staff should not be required to report to […]
I am excited to announce that I have signed a contract with ALA Editions for a book tentatively titled “Fostering Wellness in the Workplace.” This book will be an expansion of the […]