Testimonials

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Responses to Recent Presentations

“#librarians: snatch you up some @paulsignorelli for your next staff training day. you won’t regret it. #elearning #mpplside16”
–Tweeted by a 2016 Mount Prospect Public Library Staff Inservice Day“From eLearning to Learning” participant, May 2016

“Great webinar; thanks for the knowledge.”
–From learner in “Giving and Receiving: The Nuts and Bolts of Moving from ‘Networking’ to ‘Building Sustainable Relationships'” session for PCI Webinars, April 2016

“Thanks for facilitating The Big Give! I left energized and with tons of ideas–a great evening.”
–From “Facilitating the Wisdom of the Crowd: The Big Give” session, co-facilitated with Janet Isom for our colleagues at the ATD Golden Gate Chapter (San Francisco), March 2016

“Thank you for a wonderful experience in your short course. I found it to be very informative and my ‘brain juices’ are flowing when I think about the different ways in which I could help promote library services and programs.”
–From learner in “Rethinking Library Instruction: Libraries as Social Learning Centers”four-week online course, March 2016

“Thank you for participating on the SMC (Saint Mary’s College of California Library] External Review Committee and for all of your efforts on our behalf.”
–From library administrator who organized and facilitated the efforts of our three-person external review committee that was convened to help the campus community plan for the future of its library and library services, February 2016

“This has been a wonderful class, and I’m so appreciative of the opportunities.”
–From learner in “Rethinking Library Instruction: Libraries as Social Learning Centers”four-week online course, February-March 2016

“It was so awesome. Someone today in another meeting brought up a point you had made…so already a ripple effect!

–From “Learning for the Future: Habits of Mind and Teaching for Life Skills” session for faculty at Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA, October 2015

“Outstanding session. Thank you for being so focused on being interactive. Awesome!”
–From “Levels of Engagement: Attracting, Placing, and Retaining Volunteers” session at ATD (Association for Talent Development) Chapter Leaders Conference, Washington, D.C. area, October 2015

“Thank you so much for an excellent, interactive session!…The interaction between you and [co-facilitator] Maurice [Coleman] was such a perfect method of demonstrating how all of this works – and how easy it is that they should all try it.”
–From “Playing With Collaborative Tools Online” session via a Google Hangout for a live audience onsite at the Northeast Kansas Library System’s Innovation Day, April 2015

“…you have been the most engaging teacher of any on-line course that I have ever experienced. You certainly put a lot of time into responding to each person’s post with more than just a cursory acknowledgement. I have truly gotten more from this particular class than I have in a long list of classes that I have taken online. So thanks for what you are doing.”
–From learner in “Rethinking Social Media to Organize Information and Communities”online course, November 2015

 

 

Additional Comments
“Paul Signorelli is a consummate professional–he is pleasant, easy to work with, clear about his expectations and flexible in meeting yours. Paul is an outstanding instructor and educator–to work with Paul is to learn from him.”
Dan Freeman, Editor at American Library Association
“Paul Signorelli did an outstanding job facilitating the Future of Libraries 5.0 event at the San Francisco Public Library on Wednesday, September 23, 2009…I was particularly impressed by the seamless way he kept things moving during lulls in the question and answer sessions through asking thoughtful and provocative questions that helped the presenters share their expertise and connect more meaningfully to the audience.”
Brian Castagne, Computer Lab/Families for Literacy Coordinator, Project Read, San Francisco Public Library
 
“Recently, I was managing a large project to create a professional development toolkit for public librarians. I needed someone with the highest abilities for editing the final product. My only regret was that I hadn’t brought Paul on the project sooner, because his contributions were phenomenal. Not only did he provide his usual stellar work product, he suggested two additional components that made the resource even more valuable. Paul created a detailed style guide to provide consistency in the content as it was being developed. The guide will be invaluable as the resource grows over time. The additional contribution was a compilation of all the organizational acronyms found in the resource with links to the organization web site. This list is a useful addition to the toolkit, and it would not have been possible without his assistance. I’m looking forward to working with Paul on other projects.”
Kelli Ham, Consumer Health Librarian at NN/LM, PSR, UCLA Biomedical Library

“Paul…has the power to make everyone feel as though everything they say, their opinions and their work, are the most important thing on earth. His positive spirit is infectious and helps to move projects forward in a positive way…”
Sarah Houghton, speaker, writer, and trainer

“Just wanted to drop you a quick note of appreciation for your advice on my social media presentation at SFPL. It was quite successful and I think it showed the powers that be at the library how much people are into leaning more about social media and all the possible uses…Because of the great feedback I got SFPL is giving me the opportunity to teach a blogging class in February.”
Anissa Malady, staff member, San Francisco Public Library

“Paul is a great communicator—both written and verbal—and these skills make him one of the best meeting facilitators I know.”
Lynda McDaniel, Director, Association for Creative Business Writing

“Paul’s positive energy, thirst for knowledge, and enthusiasm…make him an asset to any organization of which he is a part.”
Michele Mizejewski , instructor, Infopeople

“Paul’s incredibly positive energy and outlook make him a delight to work with. His enthusiasm is contagious! He has a real passion for training, and for creating systems that help people find the information they need.”
Valerie Nuzum, Training Manager, Health Reform Implementation Project, Blue Shield of California

“Paul is a kind and patient person who is able to break apart complex projects into multi-step milestones, respects timelines, works quickly and efficiently, gives exquisite attention to detail, is fully open to suggestion, and is willing to meet seemingly contradictory and ever-morphing requirements with grace and great humor. Paul understands the online learning environment and how to write for it, and learners of this new decade will benefit greatly from his work.”
Alese Smith, LE@D Project, began using Paul as a writer of online courses in 2009

“Paul, this was an excellent course. Trained as an anthropologist, I see your role as someone who not only explores new tools, but expands their use, and shares that knowledge with others in a creative way. What a great thing to do! Thank you very much.”
Jan Stehlik-Barry, student in Paul’s ALA Editions “Social Media Basics” online course

“Paul has been able to immerse himself into helping to grow the ASTD Mt. Diablo chapter. He has a gift to be able to see what is possible in people…”
Phillip Tanzilo-MBA, CPLP, MHRM , volunteer/consultant: San Diego President 2006, National Advisor to Chapters 2007-2010 , ASTD; worked directly with Paul at ASTD Mt. Diablo Chapter

“When Paul walks in the room, you know it because the positive energy just increased tenfold. I was lucky enough to be at ASTD while Paul was leading the Mt. Diablo chapter and volunteering for national committees, and learned a great deal from him about persistence, optimism and a genuine can-do attitude. He helped turn around a chapter on the brink of dissolution to one recognized as the national “chapter of the month” – no small feat considering they had 130 counterparts to contend with for that honor. Paul’s a great asset to the ASTD community, and they’re lucky to have such a dedicated leader.”
Geoff Woliner, director of education sales at Global Business Travel Assocition; worked directly with Paul at ASTD Mt. Diablo Chapter

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