Independent Library Consultant

GRANT GURU

Stephanie has success in all areas of grant work as a reviewer, writer, trainer, project manager, evaluator, and consultant. She has presented grant training sessions and workshops at national library conferences (including ALA, PLA, Internet Librarian, and others), and has conducted over 50 grant training sessions for libraries and nonprofits. 

​She currently conducts month-long grant courses for Infopeople, as well as grant webinars for other library organizations. She facilitated three years of grant training for the California Staff Innovation Fund project. She is experienced with outcome-based evaluation and needs assessments. She has been a grant reviewer and advisor for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a lead grant reviewer of LSTA, state grants, and scholarships at the Arizona State Library and New Mexico State Library. 

She has been awarded national grants and has been a program coordinator for many grant funded projects. Recent projects include project and program management for the IMLS/Gates grant funded Continuing Education Connector project led by the Chief Officers of State Libraries (COSLA), evaluation of the LSTA funded Infopeople Eureka! Leadership program, training needs assessments for state and national organizations.

She is a published author of over four grant publications, including four books. Her most recent book is Winning Grants, Second Edition: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians, a best seller from ALA Editions. 

Contact me (stephaniegerding @ gmail.com) for:

  • grant reviewing
  • evaluation
  • grant training
  • project management
  • consulting
  • program management