About Me

Dr. Curtis Rogers (photo by @brocklens)

I have worked in the library and information science field for over 30 years. Early in my career, I worked at the Union (SC) Carnegie Library, and 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 a 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. 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 board of Friends of South Carolina Libraries and am a member of the ALA CORE Library Consulting Interest Group. I have served as secretary of the Library Marketing and Communications Conference, 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 a 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, Focus Groups, 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.

Selected Upcoming Presentations

March 23, 2023 – Meeting Facilitation Skills webinar for Consultants for Libraries

March 29-30, 2023 – Tennessee Public Library Management Institute training, Nashville, for the Tennessee State Library and Archives

April 29, 2023 – presentation at the annual Friends of South Carolina Libraries conference, Aiken, SC.

May 25, 2023 – Library Signage: The good, the bad, and the ugly for SEFLIN

June 8, 2023 – Meeting Facilitation Skills for Library Staff for SEFLIN

August 3, 2023 – Thinking Forward – Revitalizing Your Keeping Up Habits for the Tampa Bay Library Consortium

Thank You!

Thank you so much! We loved having you as part of our Staff Development Day, and I look forward to implementing what we’ve learned to better serve our patrons and communicate with each other. -Caitie Cerise, Library Director, Walton County Public Library System

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

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Curtis Rogers Consulting, LLC

Dr. Curtis Rogers
Hopkins, South Carolina