I am available, and delighted, to speak on wellness in the workplace for library staff. You can see a list of past presentations and training by browsing the presentations category. I not longer update the list below.

If you are interested in a topic not listed, please ask. If I am unable to speak, I keep a list of speakers and trainers so I may refer you to someone who can meet your needs.

Please email me bobbi.newman AT gmail.com

Keynotes and Invited Presentations
Interviews and Brown Bags
Conference Presentations

Keynotes and Invited Presentations

April 2022, IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workforce Learning (CPDWL) Section and New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG), Panel

Wellness for Librarians

February 2021, Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL), ALA

August 2020, ALA-Allied Professional Association webinar

June 2020, ALA New Members Round Table (NMRT) President’s Program, Panel, ALA Annual virtual conference,

January 2020, American Library Association MidWinter Conference

October 2017, Internet Librarian

March 2017, William F. Laman Public Library, Little Rock AK

  • Keynote, “Set the World on Fire”
  • Breakout session

September 2016, Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference, Duluth MN

  • Keynote

October 2015, WALE Conference, Chelan, WA

  • Keynote, “Look to the Future of Libraries”

October 2014, Lexington County Public Library Staff Day

May 2014, Iowa Library Association – Association of College and Research Libraries

January 2014, Ontario Library Association Superconference, Toronto Canada

October 2013, South Central Library System, Wisconsin

October 2013, Accufest, Heidelberg Germany

February 2013, All Tech Considered: Navigating Through Multiliteracies, Annual Faculty Conference, Houston Community College, Houston TX

November 2012, Digital Literacy Task Force, OITP, ALA

October 2012, Colorado Library Association, Ready, Set, Go! Innovating Colorado Libraries

August 2012, TechNet, Texas
  • Closing Keynote panel with Gary Price and Rochelle Logan
  • Bridging the Digital Divide – It’s MORE than Teaching Computer Skills to Seniors
August 2012, Panhandle Access Library Network, Florida
  • Closing the Digital Skills Gap
June 2012, Panhandle Access Library Network, Florida
  • Bridging the Divide: The New Literacies and Libraries
June 2012, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
April 2012, Library of Michigan, Beginning Workshop

June 2012, LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative, New Jersey

June 2011, OCLC Symposia

June 2011, ILEAD U: Illinois Libraries Explore, Apply and Discover, The 21st Century Technology Tools Institute

  • Opening Keynote, Meeting the Needs of 21st Century Patrons: The Role of Libraries in a Transliterate World
  • Libraries and eBooks, This is When Everything Changes

May 2011, Nicolet Federated Library System, Webinar

  • The Role of Libraries in a Transliterate World

April 2011, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services

  • Choose Your Own Adventure: The Future of eBooks and Libraries, Keynote

April 2011, North Georgia Associated Libraries

  • Libraries in a Transliterate World

August 2010, Missouri State Library, Columbia MO

  • Reference Services in the 21st Century, 3-day workshop

November 2010, Metropolitan New York Library Council, Webinar

  • The Role of Libraries in a Transliterate World

September 2010, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, SEA Currents

July 2010, NCompass Live: Tech Talk

September 2010, Virtual Summit, Library Journal and Library School Journal

June 2010, TEACH Academy, Portsmouth Public Schools, Portsmouth VA

June 2010, Georgia Library Association & Georgia Public Library Service

May 2010, Online Symposium sponsored by OCLC and Library Journal

April 2010 Kansas Library Conference, Wichita KS, Sponsored by Beta Phi Mu

April 2009 – Arrowhead Library System, Minnesota

April 2009 – Arrowhead Library System, Minnesota

  • Get Your Game On: Using Video Games as Outreach

November 2008 – International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society, Malaysia

  • Putting 2.0 to Work for You [slideshow] – Post-conference workshop
  • The New Internet and Libraries

November 2008 – University of Malaya, Malaysia

April 2008 – UKSerials Group Conference, Torquay, Devon, UK

  • Implementing Library Learning 2.0 at Your Library, with Robin Hastings

Interviews and  Brown Bags

November 2012, University of Iowa

  • brown bag lunch talk with ALA Student Chapter, Library and Information Science Student Organization (LISSO) [write up]

April 2012, Bibliotech Podcast

March 2012, University of Alberta, Canada

  • Guest Lecture for New Media Narratives, MA

January 2012, Circulating Ideas Podcast

March 2011, University of Alberta

March 2011, University of Michigan, School of Information

  • Guest Speaker on ebooks

October 2010, guest post at Broadband for America

April 2008 – Interview on local NPR station about the Grant for the Mobile Computing Lap

Conference Presentations

Most of my conference presentations are related to my work at the Network of the National Library of Medicine, so I do not include them here.

October 2011, Internet Librarian

June 2011 ALA Annual

  • Why Transliteracy?
  • Working Towards Transliteracy

October 2010, Internet Librarian 2010, Monterey CA

June 2010 ALA Annual Conference, Washington D.C.

April 2010 Computers in Libraries, Arlington VA

2010, Classes for Staff at CVL

  • Introduction to RSS
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • Google Services Overview
  • Introduction to Blogging
  • Online Privacy and Safety
  • Twitter for Beginners: Including How To Use Twitter Without Tweeting

January 2010, American Library Association Mid-Winter Meeting

  • Battledecks winner

November 2009 Chattahoochee Valley Libraries, Columbus GA

  • Keeping Afloat: Time Management, half day Workshop

October 2009 Internet Librarian Conference, Monterey CA

October 2009 COMO XXI, Columbus GA

October 2009

March 2009 –Computers in Libraries Conference, Arlington VA

March 2009 – MaintainIT, online conference

October 2008 – Missouri Library Association

August 2008 – Summer Technology Institute with MOREnet & Missouri State Library, Columbia MO

June 2008 – Mobius Annual Conference, Lake of the Ozarks, MO

April – September 2008 – Missouri River Regional Library  – Internet Training for patrons

February 2008 – Library Technology Institute for MoreNet & Missouri State Library, Columbia MO

October 2007 – Missouri Library Association, Springfield MO

  • Learning Web 2.0 Technologies and Beyond, with Robin Hastings

April 2007 – MOREnet Web Seminar

  • Learning Web 2.0 Technologies and Beyond, with Robin Hastin

4 thoughts on “Speaking

  1. Hi Bobbi,

    I read somewhere that your library has migrated from Microsoft to Google Apps.

    Can you confirm that for me? Any feedback on how its working for your library?

    We’re an IT Service provider working with Libraries in our area. We’re promoting Google Apps as a great alternative to pricing solutions from Microsoft.

    Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.




  2. I have lost access to my account.I read your blog about it.did u get ur account by just by waiting or did u pull some strings…


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