Does your public library promote personal finance capability? Financial capability is defined as “the capacity, based on knowledge, skills, and access, to manage financial resources prudently and effectively. Efforts to improve financial capability, which should be based on evidence of effectiveness, empower individuals to make informed choices, plan and set goals, avoid pitfalls, know where to seek help, and take other actions to better their present and long-term financial well-being. Attend this session to learn of recent research results about public libraries and their role in promoting personal finance capability. A Personal Finance Libguide for Public Libraries, created by ORE and hosted by the ALA Library, will be unveiled in this session. This project is funded in part by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Updates/Briefings
Interests: Advocacy, Collection Development, Ebooks, Electronic Resources, Information Literacy, Librarianship, Literacy, Public Services, Research and Statistics, Rural and Small Libraries, Special Collections, Transforming Libraries
Type of Library: Federal, Government, Library School, Nonprofit, Public, Student, Undergraduate
Cost: Included with full conference registration.