Bobbi Newman, aka, Librarian by Day, is a blogger, a Tweeter and an international public speaker. Bobbi is currently an ALA Councilor-at-Large and a serves on the advisory board for the Pew Internet & American Life research on Libraries in the Digital Age.
Bobbi is the author of the award winning blog, Librarian by Day and in 2011 was named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal. Her writing is regularly highlighted by American Libraries Direct. Her work has been featured by the New York Times, The Guardian, BlogHer, O’Reilly Radar, The L.A. Times, Mental Floss, Techdirt, and GigaOm and was once used by Facebook in a smear campaign against Google.
She shares her passions by speaking and providing workshops locally, nationally, and internationally.
Bobbi’s past professional involvements include serving on the ALA OITP Advisory Committee, the ALA OITP Digital Literacy Task Force, and chairing the ALA LITA Transliteracy Interest Group.
Her noteworthy projects and accomplishments include founding and coordinating the semi-annual Library Day in the Life Project. Bobbi co-founded and launched the award winning, This Is What a Librarian Looks like in February of 2012. Bobbi co-founded and wrote for the award winning Libraries and Transliteracy Project.
Bobbi has a Masters in Information Resources and Library Science from the University of Arizona and is currently pursuing a Masters in Political Science with a minor in Mass Communication.