Current Projects/Activities

*Scheduling additional onsite and online presentations, webinars, and online courses for the second half of 2017

*Facilitating four-week online “Rethinking Digital Literacy” course for ALA Editions May 2017

*Leading a workshop on resolving difficult situations and setting boundaries during the City of Mountain View Public Library Staff Development Day program May 12, 2017

*Serving as keynote speaker and developing/facilitating workshops for the day-long Southwest Florida Library Network (SWFLN) annual Staff Training Day May 17, 2017 in Fort Myers, Florida; working title for keynote presentation: "Brainstorms: A Collaborative Approach to Problem-Solving With and For Our Community"

*Serving as keynote speaker and developing/facilitating workshops for “Levels of Engagement: Rethinking How Social Media Connects Communities and Libraries,” a day-long Staff Development Multidistrict Workshop near Philadelphia May 30, 2017

*Attending/participating in/writing about the New Media Consortium 2017 Summer Conference in Boston, MA June 13-15, 2017   

*Serving as principle consultant on volunteer recruitment, orientation, and placement (Ambassador Program) for the American Library Association Annual Conference June 22-27, 2017 in Chicago, IL

*Developing a highly interactive train-the-trainer series of sessions that can be tailored to meet your organization's needs; contact Paul ( to book sessions

*Developing a team-building workshop that incorporates gamification into the learning process; contact Paul ( to book sessions

*Exploring trends and innovation in teaching-training-learning, educational technology, and community collaborations in my Building Creative Bridges blog; also occasionally providing updates, through a Friends of the Hidden Garden Steps blog, on how volunteers continue to foster a sense of community and collaboration through that Hidden Garden Steps project here in San Francisco

*Participating in live #lrnchat sessions via Twitter (Thursdays, 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT); Maurice Coleman's biweeky T is for Training podcasts (alternate Fridays, 2 pm ET/11 am PT; programs are archived online); and #etmooc online learning sessions as time allows

*Continuing to actively promote my published work through my Author Page

*Beginning to work on books about contemporary learning trends and developments and on developing and completing volunteer-driven community-based projects


As a contributor to the ATD Science of Learning and Learning Technologies blogs; most recent posting: "Unlearning What We Think We Know to Inspire Successful Learning"

With Licia Wells, as a San Francisco Department of Public Works Street Parks Program steward for the Hidden Garden Steps project in San Francisco's Inner Sunset District after serving as one of three project co-chairs

On the New Media Consortium Horizon Project 2017 Higher Education "Expert Panel" and the 2017 Library Edition "Expert Panel"; previous efforts included working with New Media Consortium staff to produce the NMC Horizon Report: 2011 - 1016 Higher Education editions, the 2014 and 2015 Library editions, and a new NMC advisory board that helped create the organization's first Technology Outlook>Community, Technical, and Junior Colleges 2013-2018 report. I also participated in the 2013 New Media Consortium Horizon Project Summit>The Future of Education held in Austin, Texas; the 2014 Horizon Project Wiki-Thon; and 2015 New Media Consortium Horizon Project (Black Swan Ball) Retreat in Austin.

*Assisting a variety of clients and colleagues in exploring and using innovations in blended (onsite-online) learning and personal learning networks with social media and other platforms, including through massive open online courses (MOOCs), through virtual office hours in online courses, and as an onsite learning faciliator