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Bobbi Newman, MLIS, MA

Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist, GMR

Responsibilities:
  • Public libraries
About:

Bobbi Newman is the Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, where she helps public libraries meet the health information needs of their communities.

Bobbi currently serves as a member of the Let’s Move in Libraries advisory board, Information Technology Policy (ALA) advisory committee,  and on the Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with their Community steering committee.

In the past, she has served as an American Library Association Councilor-at-Large, a member of the OITP Advisory Committee, and a member of the OITP Digital Literacy Task Force. She is involved in national library initiatives, including past service on the NISO 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 is a librarian, writer, consultant, library advocate, and an international speaker. Bobbi is the author of the award-winning blog, Librarian by Day, and in 2011 was named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal. 

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.

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