210: Paul Signorelli

Steve chats with Paul Signorelli, author of Change the World Using Social Media, about his background in libraries, why librarians should be activists, avoiding the traps of negativity and leveraging social media for good, and his contributions to the T is for Training podcast.

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Paul Signorelli, author of Change the World Using Social Media (Rowman & Littlefield, January 2021), is an Arizona State University ShapingEDU Storyteller-in-Residence and serves on the organizing committee of ShapingEDU’s “Connecting for Work & Learning” universal broadband access initiative. He earned his MLIS from UNT in 2009. Paul can be reached at paul@paulsignorelli.com.


Book Buddies: Ivy Lost and Found, from Candlewick Press
Ivy Lost and Found
, the first of a charming new early chapter book series about library toys and the children who borrow them, written by Newbery Honoree Cynthia Lord and illustrated by Stephanie Graegin. In a starred review, Booklist called Ivy Lost and Found “an engaging story of insecurity overcome by hop, courage, and love.” Ivy is the library’s newest book buddy —a toy that can be checked out just like a book—but she’d rather go back to being what she was before: the librarian’s favorite childhood doll.  So when Fern—a child with a new stepfamily who also wishes she could go back to the way things were—takes Ivy home, they embark on an adventure together that helps both of them find confidence and belonging in their changing worlds. Ivy Lost and Found is available now, and look for upcoming books in the Book Buddies series coming in Spring 2022!

Syndetics Unbound, from ProQuest and LibraryThing
Syndetics Unbound helps public and academic libraries enrich their catalogs and discovery systems with high-interest elements, including cover images, summaries, author profiles, similar books, reviews, and more. Syndetics Unbound encourages serendipitous discovery and higher collection usage, and was recently awarded Platinum distinction in the LibraryWorks 2021 Modern Library Awards. To learn more about Syndetics Unbound, visit Syndetics.com. While there, be sure to visit their “News” tab to check out the Syndetics Unbound Blog for news and analysis, including a break-down of 2020’s most popular titles in public and academic libraries.


Change the World with Social Media
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3: Lori Reed and Paul Signorelli

Steve speaks with Lori Reed and Paul Signorelli, authors of the new book Workplace Learning & Leadership.

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Lori Reed is a learning strategist with expertise in training trainers, online training, learning communities, and communication skills.  With over 15 years of experience in the workplace learning and development field, Lori is a North Carolina Master Trainer, certified Synchronous Learning Expert, and was named a 2009 Library Journal “Mover & Shaker.” Her new consulting practice, Lori Reed Learning Solutions, can be found at www.lorireed.com.

Paul Signorelli has more than 20 years of experience as a learning leader for libraries and other organizations and businesses. As Director of Staff Training (six years) and Volunteer Services (14 years) for the San Francisco Public Library system, he created, implemented, and managed numerous training plans. He continues to serve as a writertraineronsite and online presenter, and consultant for a variety of organizations and remains active in the American Library Association Learning Round Table and with ASTD (the American Society for Training & Development), where he has held leadership positions at the local and national level, including his current role (January 2011-December 2013) as a member of ASTD’s National Advisors for Chapters. He can be reached at paul@paulsignorelli.com, through his website (http://paulsignorelli.com), and through his Building Creative Bridges blog.