Training and Online Learning Services

Training Offerings

  • Networking, Personality Types, and Communication Skills
  • Library Signage/Library Image
  • How to be a Successful Library Trustee/Board Member
  • How to be a Successful Library Friend/Friends Group
  • Photography Basics for PR and Marketing
  • Thinking Forward-Revitalizing Your Keeping Up Habits
  • Meeting Facilitation and Meeting Facilitation Skills Training

Please feel free to contact me to discuss your library’s training needs at curtisrogersconsulting@gmail.com.

I can customize training and online learning sessions to meet your library’s needs. All sessions are offered via Zoom unless your library system uses a different online meeting provider.

Library Signage: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

60 minutes (can be 90 minutes for more interactive with exercises)

Description: Could your library’s signage do with a makeover? The session will look critically at many types of library signs and review positive and negative aspects of library signage. We will also address how to conduct a signage audit and the importance of library branding. Dr. Curtis Rogers has been working in the library and information science field for more than 34 years and has conducted more than seventy signage audits of public and academic libraries. Online resources will be provided and there will be opportunities for Q&A and discussion.

Communication Skills for Library Staff

60 minutes (can be 90 minutes for more interactive with exercises)

Description: By learning some simple skills and techniques, networking with colleagues in person or online doesn’t have to be scary or intimidating. In this session, attendees will take a close look at various personality types and communication styles. The more you know about personality types and communication styles can make almost any interaction a pleasant one. Online resources will be provided and there will be opportunities for Q&A and discussion.

How to be a Successful Library Trustee/Board Member

60 minutes (can be 90 minutes for more interactive with exercises)

Description: From library advocacy to how to conduct successful board meetings, this session will review the highlights of being a successful library trustee or board member. Attendees will learn how to build an advocacy network and how to effectively use the United for Libraries Resources for Trustees. We will also review successful meeting strategies. Online resources will be provided and there will be opportunities for Q&A and discussion.

How to be a Successful Friend of the Library

60 minutes (can be 90 minutes for more interactive with exercises)

Description: From friends group events to how to conduct successful friends group meetings, this session will review the highlights of being a successful friend of the library. Attendees will learn about fundraising program options, how to start a book club, and effectively use the available online resources from United for Libraries Resources for Friends Groups. We will also review successful Friends group meeting strategies. Online resources will be provided and there will be opportunities for Q&A and discussion.

Photography Basics for PR and Marketing

60 minutes (can be 90 minutes for more interactive with exercises)

Description: Are you wanting to make your library images really pop? This session will delve into information about types of digital cameras, lenses, basics of camera operations, image composition, online image storage, and online editing tools. Learn how to stage a library area to make it look its best and how to incorporate those images into your library’s promotional and marketing strategies. We’ll also look at how to create your own library stock images using Canva.

Thinking Forward-Revitalizing Your Keeping Up Habits

60 minutes (can be 90 minutes for more interactive with exercises)

Description: Do you feel like you get behind on technology innovations, e-books, communications, PR, and library and information science in general? This session will take a look at numerous important resources for keeping up, marketing statistics, and much more. Attendees will have an opportunity to share their experiences and methods they use for keeping up as well.


Thank you!

You have been an immense help to us!  Your professional insight was of great help in the process. Thank you! -Jimmie Epling, Director of the Darlington County Library System

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)


Contact me to discuss your training needs today.