Keynote: Libraries and Health Communities with Bobbi Newman

The Pew Research Center recently reported that health information is the second most searched online topic. Libraries are well-positioned to provide health information services and programs to improve health in their communities. This keynote presentation will explore the role of libraries in community health and wellness.

Photo of Bobbi NewmanBobbi Newman is the Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist at the Network of the National Library of Medicine. Bobbi currently serves as a member of the Let’s Move in Libraries advisory board. She is the author of the forthcoming book Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Handbook for Libraries, from ALA Editions.  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 Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with their Community(link is external) steering committee, 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.