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Curriculum Vitae

Paul Signorelli
1032 Irving St., #514
San Francisco, CA 94122-2200
Tel: 415.681.5224
E-mail: paul@paulsignorelli.com


University of North Texas, MLIS
Golden Gate University, M.A., Arts Administration
UCLA, B.A., Political Science


Squaw Valley Community of Writers’ Conference (2001)
Margo Perin’s two-week writing workshop in Vagliagli, Italy (1999)
Novelist Molly Giles’ one-day writing workshop in Marin (1996)
Part of a six-member writing group in San Francisco (1995-98)
Novelist Anne Lamott’s weekly writing workshop in Marin (1995)



Workplace Learning & Leadership, a staff training guide co-written with Lori Reed for ALA Editions to highlight examples of trainers as successful leaders within their organizations (April 2011)

Contributor to The Book of Road-Tested Activities (Elaine Biech, editor; May 2011)

Blog Postings

Building Creative Bridges (Articles on training, learning, technology, collaboration, and innovation)

American Libaries Magazine Blog (Guest contributor providing articles on learning, technology, innovation, and libraries for this group blog)

New Media Consortium Blog (Contributing editor providing articles on technology, innovation, learning, and creativity for this group blog)

Book Reviews (partial list)

“Abandoned in the Wasteland,” Minow & Lamay, SF Review of Books (10&11/1995)

"The Craft of Research," Wayne C. Booth and others, SF Bay Guardian (5/1996)

"Get Lucky," Thor Muller and Lane Becker, ASTD's Learning Circuits (online) (8/7/2012)

“The Hindenburg Crashes Nightly,” Greg Hrbek, SF Chronicle (10/31/1999)

“Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard,” Kiran Desai, SF Bay Guardian (9/1998)

PowerPoint Presentation)

"LibraryThing" List of Books on Training, Creativity, Collaboration, and Other Topics

(Includes Ratings and Reviews), updated regularly

“The Life of God (As Told by Himself),” Franco Ferrucci, SF Bay Guardian (11/1996)
“The Silent Duchess,” Dacia Maraini, SF Bay Guardian (11/1998)

"Thinking, Fast and Slow," Daniel Kahneman, ASTD's Learning Circuits (online) (7/16/2012)

"Us+Them: Tapping the Positive Power of Difference", Todd Pittinksy, ASTD's Learning Circuits (online) (11/21/2012)

Magazine and Online Articles (partial list)

"Adult Learning: When Miracles Happen," ALA-APA Library Worklife Newsletter (5/2010)

"Are You Following Me?" (with Lori Reed), American Libraries (11/2008)

"Be Ready for the Learning Space of the Future," ATD Learning Technologies Blog (8/14/2014)

"Books, Technology, and Learning: Looking at the Past to See Our Future (MOOCs as Textbooks),"

New Media Consortium Blog, (6/11/14)

“Breaching the Language Barrier: Literature in Translation,” SF Bay Guardian (5/1997)

“Celebrating the Festival of the Dead [in Japan],” Herald Weekend Magazine (7/8/84)

"Collaboration Leads Way in ALA Editions' Social Media Basics Course," ASTD's Learning Circuits (online) (10/15/2012)

"E-Learning: The Product of a Risk Is a Lesson," American Libraries online (2/15/2011)

“Fighting for Arts Education,” Teaching Theater (Summer 1991)

"Hanging Out With the Tech Crowd," American Libraries Blog (1/25/2014)

"Imagine, Creativity, and Communities of Practice," ASTD's Learning Circuits (online) 6/6/2012

“Kibbutz Life – Times Are Changing,” Herald Weekend Magazine (1/29/84)

"Learning With the Horizon Report and the NMC," New Media Consortium Blog (2/10/2014)

"MOOCs: Two Takes on How Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) May Affect Librarians and Library Services," American Libraries (5/2014)

"OK, Glass (Google Glass in Libraries and Learning)," American Libraries Blog (1/26/2014)

"Open Innovations: #etmooc, Connected Learning, and 'MOOChorts' of Lifelong Learners," New Media Consortium blog (9/30/14)

"Privacy in the Age of Ubiquitous Technology," New Media Consortium Blog (11/11/2013)

"Professional Growth Through Learning Communities," (with Lori Reed), American Libraries (5/2011)

"Remodeling on a Budget,"American Libraries online (4/2010)

"Revolutionizing e-Learning: Innovation through Social Networking Tools,"Learning Solutions Magazine (10/12/2009)

"Showing Up: Libraries as Catalysts for Change," American Libraries blog Blog (1/28/2014)

"Skype as Conference Tool," American Libraries (5/2008)
"Skype Me: When Learning Is Just a Call Away," Learning Solutions Magazine ( 2/28/2011)

"Technology, Road Rage, and Customer Service" (with Maurice Coleman), WebJunction online (11/22/2010)

"The 2010 Horizon Report: What Learners Look to Us to Learn," Learning Solutions Magazine (3/5/2010)

"The 2011 Horizon Report: Keeping Up with Learners and Technology"Learning Solutions Magazine (3/16/2011)

“To Build or Not to Build: A Peripheral Question,” Country Gentleman (Summer 1979)

“We’re Off to See the (Cello) Wizard,” American String Teacher (Spring 1987)

"When (Big) Data Changes the Way We View Our World: A Brief Case Study,"New Media Consortium Blog (9/11/14)

Newspaper Articles
Hundreds of news and feature stories for San Joaquin News Service, Stockton, California

Author Promotions

Caffè Sappore, San Francisco (1996-97)
Spuntino (caffè), San Francisco (1995-96)
San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco (1994-95)
Organized, managed, and promoted a series of reading by authors in these three San Francisco venues; The events featured readings of new works or works in progress by novelists Dorothy Allison, Po Bronson, Alev Lytle Croutier, Harriet Doerr, Molly Giles, Herbert Gold, Anne Lamott, Kathryn Neville, Tillie Olsen, Richard North Patterson, and many others.
Kidney Foundation of Northern California (1995-2000)
Member of committee to select authors for this San Francisco-based annual fundraising event which attracts more than 1,200 audience members each year.

Professional Membership

PEN USA (Associate Member)

Full-Time Employment Involving Writing

2/93 – 2007
San Francisco Public Library
, Director, Volunteer Services/Staff Training
Wrote training materials for Library staff and volunteers; assisted in writing and editing Human Resources materials including personnel manual; wrote promotional materials for Library activities, including author series

5/90 – 7/92
Executive Director
, Teens Kick Off (Theater Company), Executive Director
Wrote corporate and foundation grant applications and promotional materials.

2/86 – 5/90
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
, Publications Editor
Wrote, edited, and oversaw production of Conservatory publications (monthly calendar of events and other promotional brochures; collegiate and other department catalogs; annual reports; program notes for operas and other performances)

2/86 – 11/86
Prelude Magazine
, Managing Editor
Wrote/edited news and feature stories for this monthly music and arts magazine

2/84 – 2/86
Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art
, Assistant to the Director
Wrote/edited successful federal Institute of Museum Services grants for two years while also writing/editing museum publications and press releases

11/76 – 12/78
San Joaquin News Service
(Central California Newspapers), Reporter/Bureau Chief
Wrote, edited, and photographed on a variety of topics including county government, water distribution, agriculture, Sheriff’s Department activities, and general features


Read, write, and speak Italian

Have also studied

Japanese while living in Japan
Hebrew while living on a kibbutz
Spanish and French