Stephanie has valuable experience and proven results in library grant work, measuring impact, assessing training needs, evaluation of library programs and services, and promoting library advocacy.
Experienced Library Consultant:
Skilled Project Manager
Library and Nonprofit Advisor
Advocacy and Partnerships Specialist
Published Author and Editor
Collaborative Impact Practioner
Stephanie provides online training, in-person workshops, professional development planning, needs assessments, and grant evaluation consultations for clients around the world. Current projects include CE Needs Assessment for the State Library of Oregon and Grant Evaluation for California Library Association's Developing Leaders in California Libraries. Former projects include sole creation and facilitation for the Public Library Association's strategic planning initiative, Dynamic Planning Institute (focused on small libraries), instructor for Infopeople's online courses including Building a Culture of Learning initiative, Getting Started with Community Needs Assessments (2018 Sep), Library Grants 101 (annually), and trainer for PLA's Project Outcome. In the recent past, she was a founding project manager for the Continuing Education Connector project for the Chief Officers of State Libraries (COSLA), evaluator of the Infopeople Leadership program, managed training needs assessments for state and national organizations, conducted online training for the Public Library Association's national advocacy project, Turning the Page 2.0, and consulted and trained for TechSoup, PLA, and the Urban Libraries Council. Stephanie has written four books including The Accidental Library Technology Trainer, and the ALA Editions best selling Winning Grants, Second Edition: a How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians. She is the Executive Director for the Act of Giving Foundation and lives in beautiful Seattle, WA with her husband and dynamic thirteen-year-old daughter.
Contact Stephanie for training, writing, or consulting opportunities at stephaniegerding@ gmail.com. Her most popular training topics are: library grants, design thinking and innovation, strategic planning, presentation techniques, library advocacy, and needs assessments.
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