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Discussion Financial Literacy and Libraries Showcase

by Lauren Reiter on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 02:22 pm

Join the RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group on December 14th from 1:00-2:00 PM Central for a discussion and showcase of programming, projects, research, and other activities conducted by libraries and librarians related to financial literacy. Members of the RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group will provide practical examples of their financial literacy activities. Please come ready to gather ideas and share your own experiences!

Use the following link to join the discussion: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r19srsukafb/
Optional dial in:
1-866-718-7314
Passcode: 91920045#

Please contact Lauren Reiter, lmr29@psu.edu, with any questions about the RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group or this discussion.

 

**Check out the recording here: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/pj2awyw1qlcy/***

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Online Doc Resources discussed in RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group Online Discussions 2017

by Lauren Reiter on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 01:24 pm

General/Research

General/Research

Programming/Marketing

Educational Resources on General and Specific Personal Finance Topics

Collection Development

Partnerships

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File RUSA-Financial-Literacy-Interest-Group-June-2017-Meeting-Notes

by Lauren Reiter on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 11:48 am

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Discussion August 2017 Discussion: Taking Stock of Your Personal Finance Collection at Your Library

by Lauren Reiter on Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 11:45 am

The RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group and friends came together for a discussion in August 2017:

Taking Stock of Your Personal Finance Collection at Your Library

Interested in maintaining a current, relevant personal finance collection? Roslyn Donald and Lisa Liu of the Santa Clara County Library District will share some practical guidelines for selecting these materials. They are also interested in learning about other libraries’ particular challenges to selecting and maintaining their personal finance collections.

The RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group and friends came together for a discussion in August 2017:

Taking Stock of Your Personal Finance Collection at Your Library

Interested in maintaining a current, relevant personal finance collection? Roslyn Donald and Lisa Liu of the Santa Clara County Library District will share some practical guidelines for selecting these materials. They are also interested in learning about other libraries’ particular challenges to selecting and maintaining their personal finance collections.

View the recording at the following link: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p599w83onqgf/

Thank you to Roslyn and Lisa for leading the discussion!

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Discussion October discussion: Financial Literacy Partners for Libraries

by Lauren Reiter on Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 11:45 am

The RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group and friends came together for a discussion on October 30, 2017:

Financial Literacy Partners for Libraries

The RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group and friends came together for a discussion on October 30, 2017:

Financial Literacy Partners for Libraries

Libraries often offer financial literacy programming, resources, and services in partnership with other entities. In seeking financial expertise, libraries of all types have turned to campus money management centers, faculty members, career services offices, credit unions, social service organizations, government agencies, and more. If you have partnered outside the library for your financial literacy activities (or would like to), please join the RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group for a lively online discussion. We would love to hear your successes and trials in forming and maintaining financial literacy partnerships.

Check out the recording here: 

http://ala.adobeconnect.com/plydy2qbingy/

We had 13 attendees and discussed various aspects of financial literacy partnerships: identifying partners, what makes a good partner, what makes libraries a good partner, and dealing with challenges. What were some of your takeaways? Please use the comment section to answer and to continue the conversation!

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Discussion Virtual Discussion Forum Wed. April 26

by Lauren Reiter on Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 12:48 pm

Financial Literacy Programming in Libraries Discussion
Wednesday, April 26 at 9 am Pacific/10 am Mountain/11 am Central/12 pm Eastern

Financial Literacy Programming in Libraries Discussion
Wednesday, April 26 at 9 am Pacific/10 am Mountain/11 am Central/12 pm Eastern

How can you save patrons from the boredom of budgeting and the tedium of taxes? How do you make compound interest interesting? Financial literacy topics lack flash and library programs may not attract all who could benefit from this practical education. 

Join the RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group for a virtual discussion forum on financial literacy programming ideas and marketing tactics to increase attendance and engagement. What are a couple of attention-grabbing financial literacy program names you've used or heard? What are some activities that have worked well or that you would like to try? Come ready to share and borrow ideas.

Access link: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r8821qdokls/
For anyone not using a headset or computer microphone, call 1-866-717-7547 and use participant code 20378501#

For more information about the Financial Literacy Interest Group, please check out the ALA Connect page: http://connect.ala.org/node/259093

If you have any questions, please direct them to Lauren Reiter, Group Leader for Financial Literacy Interest Group (email: lmr29@psu.edu or phone: 814-865-4414)

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Event RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group Meeting at ALA Chicago

by Lauren Reiter on Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 10:07 am

Join the RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group for a discussion about financial literacy and libraries, and the development of this new interest group.

Join the RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group for a discussion about financial literacy and libraries, and the development of this new interest group.

Date/Time: Sunday, June 25 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick, Clark/CC 22AB

Please contact Lauren Reiter (lmr29@psu.edu), Group Leader for RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group, with any questions.

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Discussion Virtual Discussion Forum on Financial Literacy on February 27 at 2 pm Central!

by Lauren Reiter on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 02:51 pm

Please join the new RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group for a virtual discussion forum about financial literacy--what is it, why does it matter, and how to get engaged? The hour-long discussion will take place on Monday, February 27 at 2:00 pm Central and will be moderated by Emily Mross, Penn State University Libraries.

Please join the new RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group for a virtual discussion forum about financial literacy--what is it, why does it matter, and how to get engaged? The hour-long discussion will take place on Monday, February 27 at 2:00 pm Central and will be moderated by Emily Mross, Penn State University Libraries.

To join: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r7m2tnefhlj/
*Attendees should login as a guest with their name.

Please use a headset or computer microphone to participate. Chat will also be available.

This virtual discussion forum is open to all and Interest Group membership is not required. If you would like to join the Interest Group to keep up with continuing discussions about financial literacy topics, please join here on ALA Connect.

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Discussion Welcome to the Financial Literacy Interest Group!

by Lauren Reiter on Sun, Dec 11, 2016 at 06:01 pm

Many libraries of all types are involved or want to be involved in providing financial literacy programming, financial reference assistance, personal finance collections, and other library services and resources that support their users’ information needs for financial decision-making. This RUSA interest group is focused on sharing ideas and building a community around those already engaged in or interested in exploring the topic of financial literacy and libraries. 

Feel free to post questions and ideas related to financial literacy and libraries here.

Many libraries of all types are involved or want to be involved in providing financial literacy programming, financial reference assistance, personal finance collections, and other library services and resources that support their users’ information needs for financial decision-making. This RUSA interest group is focused on sharing ideas and building a community around those already engaged in or interested in exploring the topic of financial literacy and libraries.

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