Keynote, Libraries as a Bridge: The Role of Libraries in Closing the Digital Skills Gap

I had the honor of delivering the keynote at the Lexington County Public Library this week. 10/18/2014 update: I was very impressed with the administration and staff at the library. There were so many great things about this trip but I want to point out two. First, each branch provided a passive programming idea that was on display throughout staff day, you can see the … Continue reading Keynote, Libraries as a Bridge: The Role of Libraries in Closing the Digital Skills Gap

Disruption as Opportunity #OLASC14

On January 30, 2014 I delivered the Ontario College and University Library Association Spotlight speaker address at Ontario Library Association Superconference, Toronto Canada. As usual my slides are not intended to stand alone but I am posting them at the request of attendees and to provide easy to access to my references/recommended reading list. Enjoy! Disruption as Opportunity – Spotlight Speaker from Bobbi Newman References/Recommended … Continue reading Disruption as Opportunity #OLASC14

A Bridge Across the Divide: The Role of Libraries in the Digital Skills Gap

Slides from a webinar I did at the end of October for the South Central Library System, Wisconsin. A Bridge Across the Divide: The Role of Libraries in the Digital Skills Gap A Bridge Across the Divide: The Role of Libraries in the Digital Skills Gap from Bobbi Newman Continue reading A Bridge Across the Divide: The Role of Libraries in the Digital Skills Gap

Accufest Keynote On the Future of Libraries

I spoke at the Accufest conference in Heidlerberg Germany this month. It was a wonderful experience.  It is a small conference focused on publishers. I delivered a presentation on libraries (see below) and Cameron Neylon from PLOS delivered a presentation on open access. ACCUFEST is an event organized by ACCUCOMS for publishers. ACCUFEST provides publishers with the latest information on countries, regions, market trends and ACCUCOMS’ … Continue reading Accufest Keynote On the Future of Libraries

This Transliterate Life

I delivered this keynote at the All Tech Considered: Navigating through multiliteracies, Houston Community College Faculty Conference on February 2, 2013 This Transliterate Life from Bobbi Newman References Andretta, S. (2009). Transliteracy: Take a walk on the wild side. In World Library and Information Congress: 75 th IFLA Genreal Conference and Assembly, Milan, Italy: 23-27. Ipri, T. (2010) Introducing Transliteracy. College & Research Libraries News, … Continue reading This Transliterate Life

Digital Literacy: It’s About More Than Access

Digital Literacy: It’s about more than access from Bobbi Newman References ALA supports FCC proposal to fund digital literacy training through public libraries. (2012, April 3).District Dispatch. Aspen Institute to Advance Recommendations of the Knight Commission. (2010, May 18).Knight Foundation. Becker, S., Crandall, M. D., Fisher, K. E., Kinney, B., Landry, C., & Rocha, A. (2010). Opportunity for American Library Association. (2011). The state of … Continue reading Digital Literacy: It’s About More Than Access

Set the World on Fire – Innovating Libraries

This is am much delayed posting of a keynote I delivered at the Colorado Association of Libraries conference in Keystone last October. The theme of the conference was Ready, Set, Go! Innovating Colorado Libraries. Set the World on Fire, keynote, Colorado Association of Libraries from Bobbi Newman References Rogers, E. M. (2003).  Diffusion of Innovations, New York: Free Press. Continue reading Set the World on Fire – Innovating Libraries