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Lunch & Learn: Library Resources to Support Nonprofits

March 31, 2021 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm EDT

Lunch & Learn: Library Resources for Nonprofits

We’re online! This session will be presented online through Zoom. All registrants will receive the access link and password via email before the event.

Discover free resources on nonprofit management, fundraising, and more!

Join our panel of librarians from Grand Valley State University and the Grand Rapids Public Library for tips on finding free resources on all aspects of managing, fundraising, and grant seeking within the nonprofit sector.

You’ll learn how to access free resources through the Grand Rapids Public Library, the Michigan electronic library (MeLCat), open-access journals, online databases, and archival digital collections related to nonprofits.


  • Steve Assarian, Grand Rapids Public Library
  • Ashley Rosener, Grand Valley State University
  • Leigh Rupinski, Grand Valley State University


Price: Free!
Deadline to Register: March 24

Photo: Steven Assarian
Steven Assarian has worked with the Grand Rapids Public Library as a business and career librarian for nearly a decade. In this role, he’s helped entrepreneurs, job-seekers, and nonprofit grant-seekers fulfill their goals and reach their potential. Previously, he served as a public services librarian at Kettering University in Flint, Mich. He has published a variety of writings, including short stories and humor articles, and is a Certified Career Services Provider through the National Career Development Association.

Photo: Ashley Rosener
Ashley Rosener is a liaison librarian at Grand Valley State University for the School of Social Work; School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration; Master of Social Innovation; and the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy. She received her masters in library and information science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Photo: Leigh Rupinski
Leigh Rupinski is an archivist for public services and community engagement as well as the history liaison librarian at Grand Valley State University. She earned her masters in information science from the University of Michigan. At GVSU, her role encompasses instruction and outreach activities of all kinds. She is passionate about sharing archival stories with the community. She runs the @gvsuarchives social media account on Instagram and Facebook, and hosts the archival, collections-based podcast, “To the Letter.”


March 31, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm EDT
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