Libraries are essential. Libraries are a cornerstone of community health and wellness, whether that community is the general public, a school, or a campus. We want to help. That’s our jam. It’s […]
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.
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. Some of […]
At this point, your library should be closed. Some of us are working from home. Some of us are just home. Staff should not be required to report to work to get […]
Update 3/26/2020 – 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. Some of us are […]
For the last six months or so I’ve been serving on the advisory board for the Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis a joint PLA and OCLC project funded by IMLS with the […]
On Sunday I hosted a session on Mindfulness at ALA MidWinter for the ALA Allied Professional Association. This was an interactive session with the audience who shared their practices and recommendations. Many […]
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 […]