Stephanie Gerding is a prolific author dedicated to empowering libraries and nonprofits through grant training, strategic planning, and needs assessments. 

Stephanie Gerding

  Winning Grants, Third Edition: A How-To-Do-It Manual For Librarians, ALA Editions, 2024.

•  Winning Grants, Second Edition: A How-To-Do-It Manual For Librarians, ALA Editions, 2017.
•  Winning Grants: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians with Multimedia Tutorials and Grant Development Tools, Neal-Schuman.
•  The Accidental Technology Trainer: A Library Guide, Information Today.
•  Library Grants: A How-To-Do-It Manual, Neal-Schuman.
•  The PLA Reader for Public Library Directors and Managers, Chapter 6, Advocate for More: Focus on Legislative Funding

  • Library Grants Blog, 2005-present

  • Transforming Public Library Patron Technology Training, Library Technology Reports, 2011.
  • Tips and Resources for Finding Grants, Online Magazine, Nov./Dec. 2008.
  • 10 Things You Need to Know and Do When Applying for Technology Grants, Computers in Libraries 07/2006
  • Grant Writing Basics, University of North Texas Online Tutorial, 01/2006
  • Training Technology Trainers published in Computers in Libraries 08/2003
  • Small Libraries, Big Fundraising published in Computers in Libraries, 02/2003
  • HALS Paper published: Guidelines for a Core Spanish Language Collection, 2002
  • A Volunteer Librarian in South Africa: My Experiences with the WLP Inform the World Program, SLA Interface, 2001.
  • Multiple articles, NM Library Association newsletter and NM State Library newsletter
  • Curriculum and handouts published on

Public Libraries Columnist, Bringing in the Money

Public Library Association 2005-2007

Articles in Public Libraries:
•             Advocate for More: Focus on Legislative Funding.
•             Online Book Sales for Libraries.
•             The Fundraising Perks of Library Cafés. 
•             Writing Successful Library Grant Proposals.
•             Library Associations Bringing in the Money.
•             Grant Matchmaking: Finding the Right Grant for Your Library.
•             Library Fund-raising Success Is Just a Wish Away.
•             A Common Purpose: Community Foundations and Libraries.
•             Ten Terrific Tips for Library Grants.
•             Library Fund-raising and Gift Policies.
•             Innovative Fund-raising Opportunities for Your Library.
•             If You Don't Ask, You Won't Get. 

The Reviews are IN!

Grants for Libraries: A How-To-Do-It Manual, available from ALA Editions.

ALA's Reference & User Services Quarterly: "From page one, it is clear that this is nothing like the typical how-to book that leaves the reader with more questions than answers. Gerding and MacKellar's expertise really shines in this manual. Each chapter is full of information, suggestions, and resources, and quickly builds even the greenest librarian's confidence in their ability to find needed funding. Overall, this is an excellent resource for librarians and library staff at every level. The content will prepare readers for success, whether they are writing their first or their fiftieth grant application."-

Library Journal, Starred Review: “Grants for Libraries is like the Boy Scouts’ field manual when it comes to grant-writing and development: it is an essential, authoritative, step-by-step guidebook to securing the funding your library needs….this essential “how-to” manual makes a complex topic comprehensible. Grab it and go 'granting'!”

Booklist: "This book should be at the side of every grant-writing librarian."

Midwest Book Review: "A "must-have" resource especially for library professionals."