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Bobbi Newman

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Bobbi Newman
GMR NN/LM at the University of Iowa


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  • Recent Posts

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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. Bobbi was named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal in 2011. Her professional involvements and accomplishments include founding and coordinating the semi-annual Library Day in the Life Project which included almost 250 bloggers from 10 countries and over 800 Twitter participants. She is a regular contributor to ALA Learning, a frequent caller on T is for Training and a contributing editor and advocate at Library Renewal. In 2010 she co-founded Transliteracy Interest Group, LITA, ALA and currently serves as chair. Bobbi co-founded and writes for the Libraries and Transliteracy Project. She was recently appointed as the LITA representative on the ALA OITP Digital Literacy Task Force and following ALA Annaul 2010 ALA she will be serving on the OITP Advisory Committee. She shares her passions by consulting and speaking at local, national, and international conferences. She writes at Librarian by Day and Libraries and Transliteracy


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    GMR NN/LM at the University of Iowa (Public Library)
    Community Outreach Librarian
    Chattahoochee Valley Libraries


    , Information Resources & Library Science
    University of Arizona