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Sonya Schryer Norris

In 2022, I hung out my shingle as Plum Librarian LLC after wrapping up 22 great years with the Library of Michigan, 16 of those years as a consultant in statewide services.
My goal at the Library of Michigan was to figure out what library staff need, and get it to them. I want to continue doing that.

Instructional Design
in Libraries

I can help you and your library with online learning.

I consult with public libraries who want to improve the accessibility of their digital footprint.

My expertise is based on over 10 years’ experience teaching eAccessibility to library staff online, in person, and internationally.

I led the first state library agency required to sign a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division after a web accessibility complaint. I have implemented, enforced, and revisited methods to maintain digital accessibility in a library environment. 

I’m Available for Speaking Engagements

  • Scalable eAccessibility Training for Library Staff
  • Instructional Design for Libraries
  • Managing Up
  • Mentorship

Smile. The Librarian will see you now!

What’s it like to work with me at Plum Librarian LLC?

Andrew Sanderbeck of PCI Webinars

Sonya’s expertise in Niche Academy and the interaction with the Articulate platform to create the Front Line Customer Service program for our clients which has received rave reviews for interactivity, navigation and the overall learning experience. Further, working with Sonya has been a positive and pleasurable experience as she is timely in her…

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California Libraries Learn

As a Project Coordinator, Sonya was instrumental in the start-up of the state-wide continuing education program California Libraries Learn (CALL). Using her expertise and knowledge of Niche Academy, she helped us curate and create the relevant self-paced content for our audience, and established protocols and systems for ongoing maintenance and organization.  In addition…

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Alan Runyan, CEO and President, Enfold Systems

Sonya Schryer Norris was a valued state library partner for over ten years. She managed the Ploud program in Michigan and trained library staff to operate their Ploud websites. In all, she trained over 300 staff at over 150 libraries – half of the small and rural libraries in Michigan’s lower peninsula and…

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Liz Breed, Assistant Director, Jackson District Library

Sonya is an expert project manager. She served as the co-leader of the Library of Michigan’s (LM) Instructional Design team and as a project manager on the Michigan eLibrary (MeL) team. Sonya has proactively taken on the management and development of LM’s subscription to Niche Academy and her efforts have really made our…

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