NEFLIN Advocacy – Success Starts Now!: Webinar


Library advocacy is essential during these tough times of trying to serve more people while budgets are tight. We need to learn to tell our success stories, form partnerships, and plan for the future we want for our libraries and our communities. Advocacy helps us prove our worth to voters, community leaders, and funders of all types. Learn how to plan for advocacy, effectively tell your library’s story and implement Stephanie’s Six Steps to Advocacy Success.

Virtual Trainer: Stephanie Gerding

Stephanie Gerding is a librarian, author, and trainer with 20 years of professional experience supporting libraries and nonprofits by providing training and consultations for clients around the world and online. She is a certified trainer for the Public Library Association and focuses on grants, advocacy, training, evaluation, and digital literacy topics. Stephanie has success in all areas of grant work as a reviewer, writer, trainer, project manager, and consultant. She has been a lead grant reviewer of LSTA, state grants, and scholarships at the Arizona State Library and New Mexico State Library and has reviewed grants for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She has been awarded national grants and has been a program coordinator for many grant funded projects. Stephanie is an author of three books, including Winning Grants and The Accidental Technology Trainer.  She lives in Seattle, WA with her husband and charming six year old daughter.

This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.

NEFLIN Webinars are open to library staff in Florida only.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.

Cancellation Deadline is 9 am on Tuesday, June 3.
Otherwise, no show fees may apply. See all NEFLIN CE policies at

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