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Paul Signorelli

Helping you explore opportunities, Paul is a creative, inquisitive, results-driven writer who designs and facilitates learning opportunities, and facilitates transformative conversations designed to produce positive, measurable change. He brings extensive management experience in arts organizations, libraries (including nearly 15 years as Director, Volunteer Services and Staff Training for the San Francisco Public Library system), and other educational settings to all that he does, and draws upon the experience he gained in earning an M.A. in Arts Administration (Golden Gate University), an MLIS (University of North Texas), and a B.A in Political Science (UCLA).

Author of Change the World Using Social Media, he works with clients to determine what they need to do to change their world; creates highly-interactive sessions to address the challenges they face; and helps foster sustainable onsite and online communities.

Paul, as a trainer-consultant, currently serves as Library Advocacy Training Project Manager for the California Library Association; co-facilitator for a project capturing pandemic-era learning successes for the ShapingEDU project under the auspices of Arizona State University; a board member for the UCLA Daily Bruin Alumni Network, and developer and co-facilitator of a mentoring program for current members of the university newspaper; a member of the Public Library Association Continuing Education Advisory Group; and a presenter/facilitator for a variety of lifelong-learning projects.


Paul, in addition to writing Change the World Using Social Media and co-writing Workplace Learning and Leadership, has had work included in several anthologies; writes for print and online publications; and blogs extensively in addition to writing training material. New: paperback edition of Change the World Using Social Media released spring 2023.)

Keynote Speaker

Contact Paul for highly-interactive keynote presentations designed to foster positive change in response to the challenges your organization wants to effectively address.


Talk with Paul for help in designing and facilitating creative, engaging, highly-interactive learning opportunities for onsite, online, and hybrid learning situations. Recent examples of his work include advocacy sessions through the California Library Association and employee-assistance workshops (e.g., conflict resolution, presentation skills, and fostering mindfulness) delivered through Claremont EAP.

"ACP (Associated Collegiate Press) Conference 2023: Developing Careers"

“For those of us completely immersed in our (third or fourth or fifth) careers, it’s eye-opening to sit through a session on what employers are seeking in today’s job market. Which is why the first session I attended at the three-day ACP (Associated Collegiate Press) 2023 Annual Spring Conference here in San Francisco was such a fascinating experience.…”

For recommendations of first-rate books to help you address your training-teaching-learning challenges, please visit Paul’s Goodreads list and short reviews of some of the best books he has read and used:

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