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. 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 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 email@example.com.
Selected Upcoming Presentations
October-November, 2022 – Series of Three Webinars for State Library of North Carolina – specific dates TBA
November 30, 2022 – Communication Skills for Library Staff webinar for Tampa Bay Library Consortium.
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)
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It’s been a fun first year of retirement and consulting! What have I learned about establishing an LLC and providing library online training? A lot! I retired on July 1, 2021, and started my consulting firm, Curtis Rogers Consulting, LLC, on July 2. I created my logo and website, got some business cards I designed… Continue reading 2021-2022 Annual Update
If you’re a member of your Friends of the Library group, this is a session you won’t want to miss! As a member of the Friends of SC Libraries board and also as a library training consultant, many times I see that a webinar can serve multiple purposes. It can serve as a tool to… Continue reading Friends Group Resources