Pamela H. MacKellar is an author, teacher and library consultant who has been a librarian for 30 years. She has held positions as a library director, assistant librarian, newspaper librarian, health sciences librarian, cataloger, technology consultant and independent consultant in libraries of all kinds including special, school, public, post-secondary, tribal, prison and a state library agency. She has designed and taught online courses and face-to-face workshops on grants for librarians and non-profit staff, written successful proposals for government and foundation grants, administered grant projects and reviewed grant proposals for federal and state agencies. She has also presented at national, regional and state library conferences. She is also the author of The Accidental Librarian and Writing Successful Technology Grant Proposals: A LITA Guide, has written numerous articles, and co-hosts Library Grants, a blog. She is the recipient of the 2010 Loleta D. Fyan Award from the American Library Association for the project, "Online Management Course for New Library Directors in New Mexico."