Paul Signorelli

Paul Signorelli, author of Change the World Using Social Media (Rowman & Littlefield, January 2021) and co-author of Workplace Learning and Leadership (ALA Editions, 2011), has nearly 30 years of experience working for libraries and other learning organizations. As Director of Staff Training (six years) and Volunteer Services (14 years) for the San Francisco Public Library, he created, implemented, and managed numerous learning opportunities for staff and volunteers. As a consultant working with the California Library Association, he is serving as Library Advocacy Training Project Manager. And, as a writer-trainer-presenter-consultant, he explores, writes about, and helps others become familiar with successfully moving from onsite to online- and blended-learning environments as well as building and sustaining online communities and collaborations to nurture positive change. Paul earned his MLIS from the University of North Texas; is active at a variety of levels in the American Library Association, Arizona State University’s ShapingEDU community (where he is a Storyteller in Residence and involved in the ShapingEDU broadband-access initiative), and the Association for Talent Development; blogs at “Building Creative Bridges” ( and ShapingEDU’s “Reshaping Learning” blog (; and can be reached at [email protected].