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Providing specialized training and online learning services to libraries and nonprofits of all types.

About Me

Dr. Curtis Rogers (photo by @brocklens)

I have been working in the library and information science field for more than 30 years. Early in my career, I worked at the Union (SC) Carnegie Library, the Charleston County (SC) Public Library, and I have also taught courses at the USC School of Library and Information Science.

I retired in 2021 from the South Carolina State Library where I worked for over 27 years and held positions as reference librarian, webmaster, continuing education coordinator, interim director, and communications director.

I received a Bachelor of Arts in Geography, Master of Library and Information Science, and Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Carolina. In 2001, I completed the University of the Azores Summer Study Course in Azorean Portuguese Culture and Language and in 2002 I completed the Certified Public Manager credential.

In 2008, I was President of the SC Library Association. Around that same time, I developed a national library survey on library use of social media for public relations and I was able to present this survey’s results at the 2009 German Library Association Conference and at the State and University Library of Hamburg.

I currently serve on the boards of the Library Marketing and Communications Conference and Friends of South Carolina Libraries. In the past I have served as secretary of the SC Academy of Authors, as well as chair of the USC School of Library and Information Annual Literacy Leaders (ALL) Awards committee.

I am a proud recipient of the 2015 F. William Summers Outstanding Alumni Award from the USC School of Library and Information Science. Upon retirement, I was honored to receive Lifetime Membership in the SC Library Association.

Library and Nonprofits Training and Online Learning Offerings

  • Communication Skills, Personality Types, and Networking
  • Library Signage/Library Image
  • Marketing and PR Skills for Friends of the Library
  • Photography Basics for PR and Marketing
  • Thinking Forward-Revitalizing Your Keeping Up Habits
  • Meeting Facilitation and Meeting Facilitation Skills Training

Please visit my Training and Online Learning Services page for a more comprehensive list of training offerings. Feel free to contact me to discuss your library’s training needs at curtisrogersconsulting@gmail.com.

You may also view some of my previous presentations at slideshare.


Selected Presentations

May 11, 2022Library Signage: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly – For the Georgia Public Library Service

May 25, 2022Communication Skills for Library Staff – For the Georgia Public Library Service

June 15, 2022Thinking Forward – For the Georgia Public Library Service

June 29, 2022Meeting Facilitation Skills – For the Georgia Public Library Service


Thank You!

I enjoyed this webinar! I thought Dr. Curtis was very informative and I would like to attend more of his webinars. This was full of useful information that I can use in my library. -WebJunction Webinar Attendee

This was an awesome presentation! The content was very informative and the way it was presented was effective! Thank you for this great session! So helpful! -Wild Wisconsin Conference Attendee

Thanks very much for your Library Image session at SCLA last week.  It sent me back to my library committed to do the image “walk” and reconsider our branding.  Your session was certainly one of the most useful conference sessions I’ve ever attended. -Sandy Leach, Associate Director, Lineberger Memorial Library (Retired)


Latest from the Blog

Lack of Communication Can Lead to Low Morale

Is your library or non-profit suffering from low morale because of some communication issues? Sometimes, managers don’t communicate enough, and sometimes, staff members don’t communicate enough either. Failures in communication can be due to not understanding other types of personalities and how they perceive communication. Learning about your own personality type can also help you … Continue reading Lack of Communication Can Lead to Low Morale

2022 FOSCL Conference a Success!

I had a great time presenting my session, Marketing & PR Skills for Friends at the recent annual Friends of South Carolina Libraries conference held online and in Mt. Pleasant, SC, at the Wando/Mt. Pleasant Branch Library of the Charleston County Public Library System. You can join FOSCL as an individual member or your Friends … Continue reading 2022 FOSCL Conference a Success!

Contact

Curtis Rogers Consulting, LLC

Dr. Curtis Rogers
curtisrogersconsulting@gmail.com
803-318-7292
Hopkins, South Carolina