Bobbi Newman, MLIS, MA

Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist, Region 6

Bobbi Newman is the Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist at Region 6 of Network of the National Library of Medicine at the University of Iowa. She helps libraries meet the health information needs of their communities.
Bobbi currently serves as a member of the Let’s Move in Libraries advisory board and on the Information Technology Policy (ALA) advisory committee. She is the author of "Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Guide for Libraries" from ALA editions.

Bobbi 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.

Classes I Teach

Event Title Summary
Public Libraries Town Hall One, Region Six The purpose of the townhalls is to connect with public library workers in Region 6. The sessions will introduce or refresh knowledge of NNLM services available and allow participants to provide feedback, ask questions, and suggest new ways of engagement.
Public Libraries Town Hall Three, Region Six The purpose of the townhalls is to connect with public library workers in Region 6. The sessions will introduce or refresh knowledge of NNLM services available and allow participants to provide feedback, ask questions and suggest new ways of engagement.
Public Libraries Town Hall Two, Region Six The purpose of the townhalls is to connect with public library workers in Region 6. The sessions will introduce or refresh knowledge of NNLM services available and allow participants to provide feedback, ask questions and suggest new ways of engagement.
Trauma in the Library: Findings To-date about PTSD among Public Library Staff and Methods for Ensuring Trauma-Informed Care Trauma-informed care for library patrons is a growing movement, however, what about workplace trauma experienced by library staff? We share findings to-date regarding our IMLS-funded study “Trauma in the Library: Symptoms of PTSD Among Staff and Methods for Ensuring Trauma-Informed Care.”
Trauma-Informed Librarianship: Building Communities of Care Trauma-informed librarianship (TIL) is a vital practice that invites us to be intentional and deliberate about creating cultural shifts in how we approach our work to move towards healing, for our patrons, for each other, and for ourselves.
Trauma-Sensitive Programming: Using Mindfulness to Create Safe Space Join Jenn Carson, public library director, yoga teacher, and physical literacy researcher as she shares some mindfulness-based approaches to offering trauma-sensitive programming in academic and public libraries
Wellness in the Library Workplace This 2-week, 4 credit-hour online class offers ways to improve your own personal well-being and create a healthy library workplace.
Wellness in the Library Workplace You’re a library worker. You’re already helping those in your community find health information. As a library worker, what are you doing to manage your own well-being? Join us for this 2-week, 4 credit-hour online class to discover ways to improve your own personal well-being and create a healthy workplace. If you are a supervisor, how are you helping to ensure your staff stays healthy (physically, emotionally, etc.)? We will also discuss ways to increase overall wellness for all staff in libraries so that we have happy, healthy, and safe work environments.
Working With Youth Impacted by the Child Welfare System Many teens in foster care experience trauma unfathomable to most of us. Keeping abreast of the most up to date information around trauma informed care is a meaningful way to provide services to this demographic.

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