Pamela MacKellar is an author, teacher and library consultant who has been a librarian for over 30 years. She has held positions as a newspaper librarian, library director, assistant librarian, health sciences librarian, cataloger, technology consultant and independent consultant in libraries of all kinds including special, school, public, post-secondary, tribal, prison and state library agency. Pam holds an MLS from the State University of New York at Albany.
Pam is author of Meeting Community Needs: A Practical Guide for Librarians, Writing Successful Technology Grant Proposals and The Accidental Librarian.
She co-wrote Winning Grants: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians and Grants for Libraries: a How-To-Do-It Manual; the feature article in Computers in Libraries July-August 2006, “Wishing Won’t Work: 10 Things You Need to Know and Do When Applying for Technology Grants”; Grant Writing Basics, a web tutorial for the University of North Texas School of Library and Information Sciences; and she co-hosts the Library Grants blog. She has presented at the Computers in Libraries Conference, Internet Librarian Conference and the New Mexico Library Association Annual Conference, among others; and she has taught classes and workshops on grants for libraries and non-profits. A new revision of Winning Grants: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians is scheduled to be published in late 2016 by ALA Publishing.
Pam has written successful proposals for government, foundation and association grants, administered grant projects and reviewed grant proposals for federal and state agencies.