About The Staff

Maurice Coleman has been the technical trainer at Harford County (MD) Public Library in North Eastern Maryland for 9 years.

He has over 20 years of experience training all ages how to sensibly use technology and computer hardware and software. He has also offered training on effective technology planning and deployment, social media skills, nonprofit organizational development and fundraising, community organizing, and presentation skills.  He is currently working on his first book titled Crash Course in Presentations for ABC-Clio Publishing due to be released in 2014.

Maurice has presented at numerous conferences on topics such as digital personal branding, technology implementation, presentation and training skills, community development and effectively using social media and wrote the foreword for Workplace Learning and Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Nonprofit Trainers (ALA Editions, 2011) co-authored by Paul Signorelli and Lori Reed.

He hosts the long running library training podcast T is for Training (@tisfortraining) and is a member of the board of the American Library Association’s Learning RoundTable.

For his work he was named a 2010 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, and received the Citizens for Maryland Libraries Davis McCarn Technology Award. You can find him on twitter @baldgeekinmd


27 Responses to About The Staff

  1. Jan Shive says:

    You are my favorite (almost) bald technology trainer. You are really teaching this old gal tons of new things and it is a ball. Each night I sit down at my computer and just browse around at how many ways there are to enhance my information technology. The bottom line is it’s endless.

  2. Lori Reed says:

    Just found your blog and wanted to say hi from Charlotte! Always nice to meet a fellow trainer!

  3. Read your blog for the first time. Thanks for all the info! I am applying my training experience to the WPL staff here in Iowa. I would love to brainstorm with you sometime. Drop me an e-mail!

  4. joanna iovino says:

    Hi maurice… nice to see you doing big things! Wonder if you remember me from NY… this is joanna.

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  9. I’m impressed! Glad we met. Let’s stay in touch.

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    You a librarian?

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