Independent Library Consultant

I provide unique and customized training experiences for each and every client and participant. My approach is "organized flexibility," with thorough planning, responsive adaptability to changing needs, interactive approaches to learning and retention, and an emphasis on learner centered curriculum. 

Contact me for workshops, webinars, online courses, keynotes, training needs assessments, staff development planning, and train-the-trainer opportunities.


Popular topics include train-the-trainer, library grants, strategic planning, advocacy, design thinking, and building learning cultures.

SGERDING @ MINDSPRING.COM

CURRENT AND UPCOMING TRAINING AND CONSULTING​​

  • Dynamic Planning for the Public Library Association, 2017
  • Building a Culture of Learning, Infopeople, 2017 
  • Project Outcome Regional Training, Arizona and South Carolina, 2017
  • Dynamic Planning for the Public Library Association, 3 months blended learning, Fall 2016
  • Library Grants, SEFLIN, Oct-Nov, 2016
  • Library Grants 101, 4 week online course, Infopeople, January and June 2016
  • Library Edge Initiative; Innovation, Advocacy, Partnerships, and Public Access Technology webinars, online, March 2014-present.
  • Library Grants 101, Staff Innovation Fund training, CA, multiple locations, February 2016
  • Infopeople Leadership Institute Evaluation and Advisor, 2015, 2016
  • Infopeople Statewide Training Needs Assessment, 2015, 2016
  • PCI Webinar, “Easy” Fundraising: Gain Community Support, Promote the Library, and Boost Your Budget, 2016
  • PCI Webinar, Staff Competencies: From Expectations to Excellence, Dec. 2015
  • TechSoup Webinar Producer, Oct. 2015
  • Infopeople Online Course, Planning and Delivering Engaging Training, May 2015
  • COSLA CE Connector, IMLS grant involving State Libraries and Continuing Education; project manager, Feb. 2014-April 2015​
  • PCI Webinar, Library Grants, http://pciwebinars.com, June 2015
  • NEFLIN webinars on Grants and Technology Training, April-Sept. 2014
  • NEFLIN, "Flipped" Online Grants Course, April 2015
  • "Easy" Fundraising: Gain Community Support, Promote the Library, and Boost Your Budget, KY Lib Assn.,  Sept. 2014
  • Advocacy: Success Starts Now!, Kentucky Library Association Conference, Sept. 2014
  • PLA, The Accidental Technology Trainer Online Course, Sept. 2014
  • Easy Fundraising, month-long Infopeople Online Course, May 2014
  • Library Edge Innovation, Advocacy and Partnerships webinars, online, March-April 2014.
  • Library Grants 101, Staff Innovation Fund training, CA, 4 locations, January-March 2014.
  • PLAN, FL, Winning Grants and Introduction to Edge, Feb. 2014
  • CRDF Global, Gates Foundation Access to Learning Award, Reviewer, 2014
  • Southern Maryland Regional Library System, Accidental Technology Trainer, Nov. 2013
  • WA State Library, webinar series on Technology Training, 2013
  • Louisiana State Library, Advancing Digital Literacy in Your Community, May 2013
  • Grants webinars, TX State Library, May-June 2013
  • 2013 PLA Virtual Spring Symposium, Moderator, April 2013
  • Designing and delivering month long online PLA course, The Accidental Public Library Technology Trainer, April 2013.
  • Evaluation of CA Eureka! Leadership program, as member of team Social Data Insights, April-May 2013.
  • Trainer for BTOP funded Technology Training at the Library, a four part webinar series for TX State Library.
  • Designing and delivering month long online PLA course on grants, tentative, September 2013.
  • Library Grant Writing 101, trainer for CA Staff Innovation Fund workshops, 4 locations, March 2013.
  • 2013 PLA Virtual Spring Symposium, moderator, March 20, 2013
  • Library Consultants Discussion Forum moderator, ALA Midwinter, January 2013
  • How to Win Grants for Your Library, ALA online workshop, Nov. 2012
  • Keynote Speaker, Technology in a Changing World: Re-envisioning Libraries in the 21st Century, and two library workshops: The BNC Library’s Role in Building Information Competency, and Digital Literacy: Technology Savvy BNC Libraries at the ABLA Convention 2012, Dominican Republic.
  • Facilitator/online trainer for the Public Library Association's Turning the Page national advocacy project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2011-2012.
  • The Accidental Trainer, Maricopa County Library Council, Oct. 2012
  • Washington Library Employees (WALE) Conference, October 2012, keynote speech, Dream Big: Success Starts Now and The Accidental Technology Trainer workshop.
  • Motivating Library Learners to Advance Digital Literacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Libraries, Sept. 2012
  • Designing and delivering month long PLA course, The Accidental Public Library Technology Trainer, February 2011, August, 2011, and September 2012 (upcoming: April 2013).
  • Advanced Library Grants webinar, NEFLIN, June 2012
  • Winning Library Grants webinar, NEFLIN, May 2012
  • The Accidental Technology Trainer, Southern Maryland Regional Library System, April 2012
  • Winning Grants preconference, Public Library Association annual conference, March 2012
  • Winning Library Grants webinar, TBLC, Feb. 2012
  • The Accidental Technology Trainer Webinar, NEFLIN, January 2012
  • Grant Reviewer, CRDF Global contractor for Gates’ Access to Learning Awards, 2012
  • Winning Library Grants webinar, CLIC, Nov. 2011
  • Winning Library Grants workshop, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Nov. 2011
  • Winning Library Grants workshop, NEFLIN, Nov. 2011
  • Designing Online Training webinar for Canada, Australia, and China, Sept. 2011
  • Online train-the-trainer on Delivering Webinars, TechSoup, for Middle East/North Africa region, 2011
  • Winning Grants Webinar, TechSoup.org, June, 2011
  • Texas State Library, BTOP funded workshops, Technology Training for Adult Learners, May 2011
  • Delaware/Maryland Library Association preconference, The Accidental Technology trainer, May 2011
  • Researching Library Funders & Grant Opportunities webinar, New Jersey Library Cooperative, April 2011
  • Grant Writing 101 webinars, LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative, March 2011
  • The Accidental Public Library Technology Trainer, Public Library Association online course, Feb. 2011
  • The Accidental Technology Trainer, webinar for TechSoup for Libraries, Feb. 2011
  • Winning Grants Webinar, TechSoup for Libraries, Dec. 9, 2010
  • TechSoup for Libraries: Sustaining Technology to Serve Your Community, WebJunction, Dec. 2, 2010
  • Researching Library Funders and Grant Opportunities, Florida State Library, Dec. 1, 2010
  • Winning Library Grants, 1/2 day preconference, Arizona State Library Association, Nov. 15, 2010
  • Grant Writing 101 webinar, Florida State Library, October, 2010
  • Winning Library Grants, New Mexico State Library, all day workshop, June, 2010
  • The Accidental Technology Trainer preconference, Public Library Association Conference, Portland, OR, March 2010
  • Winning Library Grants, Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, month long online Continuing Ed program, Spring 2010
  • Technology Essentials 2010, Winning Library Grants, Online WebJunction Conference, Feb. 2010
  • Customer Service and Reference Staff Training, all day workshop ASU Libraries, Jan. 2010
  • Grants for Libraries 101, Maricopa County Library Council, Phoenix, AZ, Sept. 22, 2009
  • Technology Grants for Libraries & The Accidental Technology Trainer preconferences, Internet Librarian Conference, Monterey, CA, Oct. 2009
  • Grants for Libraries, Online Conference Session, OPAL, Nov. 19, 2009
  • The Accidental Technology Trainer, Library Media Specialists In-Service, PLAN, FL, Aug. 18, 2009
  • The Accidental Technology Trainer, Mountain Plains Library Association, Kansas, April 1, 2009
  • MaintainIT writer and trainer, monthly webinars, newsletter, and book chapters, July 2008-March 2009
  • The Accidental Technology Trainer, Train-the-Trainer, FL, Feb. 2009
  • Maintaining Public Access Computers, Technology Initiative Conference, Jan. 2009
  • Library Leadership Academy, Facilitator, AZ State Library, Phoenix, Chandler, Scottsdale, Jan-Oct. 2008
  • The Accidental Technology Trainer, Internet Librarian Conference, Oct. 2008
  • The Accidental Technology Trainer, NEFLIN, FL, May 22, 2008
  • The Accidental Technology Trainer TechTalk, Peoria, AZ, April 2008
  • Grants for Libraries, Tampa Bay Library Consortium, FL, April 2008
  • Grants for Libraries, Preconference, Public Library Association Conference, MN, March 2008
  • Grants & Fundraising for Small Libraries, Alaska Library Association Conference, Feb. 2008
  • The Accidental Technology Trainer, WebJunction Webinar, Oct. 2007
  • Rural EqualAccess Libraries, New Mexico State Library, Sept. 2007
  • Grants for Libraries, NEFLIN, Florida, August 2007
  • Emerging Technology Update, Arizona State Library, June 2007
  • Blogging and RSS: Hands-on and How-to, Phoenix Public Library, May 14 & 16, 2007
  • Grants for Libraries, South Dakota State Library, May 1 & 3, 2007
  • Grants for Libraries, Oklahoma Library Association pre-conference and panel, April 2007
  • Grants for Rural Libraries, online, State Library of Kansas, April 2007
  • Grants and Fundraising for Rural Libraries, Washington State Library, 4 locations, Feb. & March 2007
  • Grants for Libraries, Mountain Plains Library Assn Conference, NM, preconference, March 2007
  • Emerging Technology Update, Maricopa County Library Council, January 2007
  • Arizona Library Association Conference, preconference, Grants for Libraries, Nov. 2006
  • Internet Librarian Conference, preconference on Library Grants, Oct. 2006
  • PALS: Promoting Arizona Library Sustainability, Arizona State Library, 6 locations, Aug.-Oct. 2006
  • Grant Writing and the Rural Library: A webinar presented for WebJunction, August 2006
  • Funding for Rural Libraries, ALA Conference, WebJunction Rural Library Sustainability Project, June 2006 
  • Planning for Results,Texas State Library, 3 locations, May 2006
  • Arizona State Library Emerging Technologies, various locations, 2006
  • Arizona State Library LSTA Grant Workshops, 2006
  • Arizona EqualAccess Workshops, training on Advisory Boards and Community Forums, 2005
  • Arizona Library Institute, conducted Stress Management & Technology Planning, 5/04
  • Writing Grants for Technology Projects, preconference, Internet Librarian Conference,11/03
  • Train-the-Trainer: Successful Technology Training Techniques, Maine State Library, 10/03
  • Library Grants preconference and session on Planning Large Training Events; Computers in Libraries Conference, 2003
  • Achieving Learning Outcomes, Computers in Libraries Conference, 2002
  • PLA's Managing and Planning for Results, NM State Library, 2002-2004
  • Library Grants workshops, NM State Library, 2003
  • Staff Train the Trainer Program, sole organizer/presenter of multi-day workshops, NM State Library, 2002
  • Interactive Training Techniques, New Mexico Library Association, 2002
  • Innovative Internet Training, Hawaii Library Association, presentation, 11/2001
  • South African Libraries, American Library Association, IRRT , 2001
  • Accessibility Options for Public Access Computing, ABQ Public Library, 2001