Stephanie has valuable experience and proven results in 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
Inspiring Keynote Speaker
Advocacy and Partnerships Specialist
Published Author and Editor
Collaborative Impact Practioner
Stephanie provides online training, in-person workshops, and professional development and evaluation consultations for clients around the world. Recent projects include sole creation and facilitation for the 3 month blended learning Dynamic Planning Institute for the Public Library Association, project management for the IMLS/Gates grant funded Continuing Education Connector project led by the Chief Officers of State Libraries (COSLA), evaluation of the Infopeople Leadership program, training needs assessments for state and national organizations, online training for the Public Library Association's national advocacy project, Turning the Page 2.0, consulting and training with TechSoup, PLA, and the Urban Libraries Council on the technology benchmarking Edge Initiative, and training for PLA's Project Outcome. Stephanie leads month long online courses through Infopeople, PLA, and other library organizations, including topics based on her books, The Accidental Library Technology Trainer, and Winning Grants. She is a board member for ALA's Learning Round Table, and supports the work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Libraries as an Advisor, grant reviewer, and member of the Collaborative Impact Initiative. She lives in beautiful Seattle, WA with her husband and energetic nine-year-old daughter.
Contact Stephanie for training, writing, or consulting opportunities at sgerding @ mindspring.com. Her most popular training topics are: library grants, design thinking and innovation, strategic planning, presentation techniques, and library advocacy.
Read about her current and upcoming projects and presentations.