Stephanie K. Gerding

Stephanie K. Gerding is an expert trainer, author, and consultant with over 15 years' experience training library staff and developing training programs through non-profit, government, and library organizations. She provides guidance to libraries by sharing library best practices, strategies, and methodologies that can be adapted to each unique community's needs, specifically in the areas of grants, training, and advocacy. A certified trainer for the Public Library Association (PLA) in strategic planning, management, facilitation, and staffing, she facilitated PLA's online library advocacy project, Turning the Page 2.0. She has managed statewide training programs at New Mexico and Arizona State Libraries, worked as a trainer for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, taught graduate-level online courses, and performed as a systems administrator for Federal Express. She has worked as a training and outreach consultant for TechSoup for Libraries since 2007, and is currently the TechSoup Global Webinar Project Manager. She is author of three books, including The Accidental Technology Trainer.