Recommended Associates

Char Booth, a writer-trainer-presenter who explores the integration of education, technology, and design in library services; blogs on technology and media literacy at info-mational.

Maurice Coleman, Technical Trainer at Harford County (MD) Public Library and host for the biweekly T is for Training podcast; Maurice provides digital consulting, training, and life management services, and was named one of Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers in 2010.

John Cooper, a trainer, independent learning and development specialist, and ASTD Mount Diablo Chapter colleague; he specializes in analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of workplace learning and performance (staff training) programs, and helps learners master tech-training challenges.

Bill Cushard, head of learning at Chief Learning Officer at Allonhill and former President-Elect of the ASTD Mount Diablo Chapter, explores and uses Twitter and other social media tools for the delivery of online learning; he is a prolific contributor to The Daily Mindflash blog at

Luis Gutierrez,a graphic design consultant who owns Arts ‘n Graphs Studio and works as User Experience VP, Lead Visual Designer for Bank of American in San Francisco; he designed the Paul Signorelli & Associates website.

Sarah Houghton, a writer-trainer-presenter who is highly regarded for her cogent and iconoclastic comments about technology in libraries, writes the popular Librarian in Black blog, and was named one of Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers in 2009; Sarah serves as Director for the San Rafael Public Library.

Jill Hurst-Wahl, a digitization consultant and owner of Hurst Associates, Ltd. as well as an Assistant Professor of Practice in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies; her interests include digitization, digital libraries, copyright, web 2.0 and social media.

Sardek Love, an internationally recognized consultant, motivational and keynote speaker, and training and development expert. Sardek’s areas of expertise include consulting in management and leadership development, production and operations management, employee engagement, customer engagement, and customer service.

Pat Wagner, an educator, trainer, writer and consultant, focusing on personnel, management, leadership, marketing, career and strategic planning issues. She has special interests in conflict management, project management, community outreach and future studies.

Licia Wells, a writer, editor, marketing consultant, and project manager who also has extensive experience in fundraising. She has worked in marketing with the American Academy of Opthalmology, edited a variety of publications, recently provided marketing services for the Meridian Gallery in San Francisco, and received credit as co-writer on Eye of the Storm, a documentary film about media coverage of an execution at San Quentin prison.

Geoff Woliner, an association management expert with tremendous strategic planning, media communications, and executive recruitment skills. He has worked for the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and other associations, helps clients with business partnership development, and brings a wonderful sense of humor to all he does as a result of work as a stand-up comic.

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