Bobbi Newman

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Bobbi is dedicated to helping libraries find their place in the digital age. She is passionate about 21st century literacies and the role of all libraries in equal access and opportunity for all. Her professional interests include digital and technology based services, the digital divide, and improving existing services through expanding traditional methods, while creating innovative new practices.

On the personal side, she is on a never-ending quest for the perfect pair of shoes.

She shares her passions by speaking and providing workshops locally, nationally, and internationally. She writes at Librarian by Day.

Bobbi's professional involvements include serving as the LITA representative on the ALA OITP Digital Literacy Task Force and as an ALA Councilor-at-Large. She also serves on the OITP Advisory Committee and on the ALA Conference Committee. Bobbi is a member of the Library Advisory Group for the Pew Internet & American Life research initiative to study the changing role of public libraries and library users in the digital age.

Her noteworthy projects and accomplishments include founding and coordinating the semi-annual Library Day in the Life Project. Bobbi co-founded and launched her latest project This Is What a Librarian Looks like in February of 2012. She was named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal in 2011. She is a contributing editor and advocate at Library Renewal. In 2010 she co-founded Transliteracy Interest Group, LITA, ALA and serves as chair. Bobbi co-founded and writes for the Libraries and Transliteracy Project, and is a contributor on the Transliteracy Research Group

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