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Paul Signorelli has extensive writing experience, in a variety of genres, for numerous publications, nonprofit organizations (including numerous grant applications), and a major urban library system (the San Francisco Public Library). This page provides links to some of his published work. To contact Paul regarding paid writing assignments he can complete for you, please send him an email message at


Building Creative Bridges

Articles on training, learning, technology, collaboration, and innovation


Contributor, as Storyteller in Residence, with articles on ShapingEDU's efforts to reshape the face of learning in the digital era; topics include reflections on community events, the ShapingEDU broadband-access initiative, and the ShapingEDU project to document and disseminate pandemic-era learning-success stories


Change the World Using Social Media (Rowman & Littlefield;, January 2021), a story-driven exploration of how activists incorporate social media into their small-, medium-, and large-scale efforts to produce positive change in their communities; for 30% discount, order through Rowman & Littlefield and use this code: RLFANDF30. (Paperback edition released 2023.)

Virtual author event, Change the World Using Social Media, San Francisco Public Library, with Maurice Coleman and Jill-Hurst Wahl; please use this access code when viewing the archived recording: mr!cn+T8

Interview about Change the World Using Social Media, avoiding negativity in the use of social media, librarians as activists, and more with Steve Thomas for his Circulating Ideas podcast. October 19, 2021.

ATD’s Handbook for Training and Development, Third Edition

Contributed a one-page sidebar, “When DEI Training Leaves No One Behind” (p. 491), supporting Maria Morukian’s chapter on “Integrating DEI Principles Into TD Initiatives” in this industry standard edited by Elaine Biech; published by ATD Press, May 2022.

Information Services Today: An Introduction
Contributed chapter on “Infinite [Lifelong] Learning” to this collection edited by Sandra Hirsh; published by Rowman & Littlefield, March 2015; served on Editorial Advisory Board for the second edition, published in 2018.

101 More Ways to Make Training Active

Contributed a training activity to this collection edited by Elaine Biech; published by Wiley, May 2015.

The Book of Road-Tested Activities
Contributed two training activities to this collection edited by Elaine Biech; published by Pfeiffer, May 2011.

Blog Posts

“AI: Mind-MELDS With Our Learners and Our Machines”
ATD (Association for Talent Development) blog, February 7, 2019

“The Business of Speaking for a Living”
ATD (Association for Talent Development) blog, January  17, 2019

“10 Tips for Incorporating Ed-Tech Into Your Own Development” 
ATD Learning Technologies blog, March 23, 2016

“Be Ready for the Learning Space of the Future”
ATD Learning Technologies blog, August 14, 2014

“OK, Glass (Google Glass in Libraries and Learning)”
American Libraries blog, January 26, 2014

“Hanging Out With the Tech Crowd”
American Libraries blog, January 25, 2014

“Technology, Road Rage, and Customer Service”
with Maurice Coleman, WebJunction blog, March 21, 2012

“Skype Me: When Learning Is Just a Call Away”
Learning Solutions Magazine (online), February 28, 2011

“E-Learning: The Product of a Risk Is a Lesson”
American Libraries (online), February 15, 2011

“Remodeling [Libraries] on a Budget”
American Libraries (online), April 2010


“Gina Millsap: Broadband Avenger”
ShapingEDU blog, March 23, 2021

“Lev Gonick on Universal Broadband
ShapingEDU blog, December 11, 2020

“Deborah Doyle: Becoming a Library Advocate”
California Library Association Advocacy Tools,  January 14, 2021

“Patty Wong: Mentoring, Storytelling, and Advocacy”
California Library Association Advocacy Tools,  February 18, 2021

“Hillary Thayer: Rural Libraries, Communities, and Advocacy”
California Library Association Advocacy Tools,  May 24, 2021

Magazine/Journal Articles

“Up and Out of Your Seats”
TD Magazine, November 2018


“What Makes a cMOOC Community Endure? Multiple Participant Perspectives from Diverse cMOOCs”
Educational Media International (peer-reviewed journal), June 19, 2015 (co-authored with several colleagues)

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

“Are You Following Me?” (Trainers as Leaders)
(With Lori Reed) American Libraries, November 2008