Webinars and Other Presentations Sponsored by the Chapter Relations Office

Free webinars conducted by the ALA Chapter Relations Office. In alphabetical order by topic or audience. Updated December 13, 2018.

| State Chapters Toolkit | Chapter Advocacy Exchange | Webinars for Chapter Leaders | Webinar for Money Smart Week | Past Money Smart Week Webinar Recordings and PowerPoint Presentations 

Chapter Advocacy Exchange

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Join us for free, one-hour webinars to be presented regularly by the ALA Chapter Relations Office and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy. See Chapter Advocacy Exchange. (If you missed other webinars, the recordings are found on the Chapter Advocacy Exchange page.)

Join us for free, one-hour webinars to be presented regularly by the ALA Chapter Relations Office. CMX is a member driven webinar series where you can openly discuss chapter management do’s and don’ts with your colleagues. These could be topics in membership, best practices, conferences, member outreach and any other management topic that affects your chapter. To submit a topic for presentation, please email Program Officer Mariel Colbert.  (For a full list of Chapter Management Exchange Recordings, click here.)

State Chapters Toolkit

A webinar on April 4, 2018, launched the ALA Communications and Marketing Office's Libraries Transform campaign toolkit—State Chapters Toolkit—designed especially for Chapters to use for local library marketing and advocacy. The toolkit includes variations on the Libraries Transform logo for each U.S. state, editable Because statement graphics, information and ideas for utilizing these materials, and more. And thanks to the ALA Communications and Marketing Office for developing this for Chapters and explaining how Chapters can get started using these tools. This is a recording of the webinar. These are the PowerPoint slides from the webinar.

To also access the toolkit, please visit librariestransform.org/state-chapters-toolkit (you’ll be prompted to sign up for the Libraries Transform campaign if you haven’t done so already). In addition, the link to the State Chapters Toolkit can be found on the CRO, Chapters, and Chapter Councilors home pages via a feature slide, as well as a link at both Advocacy Resources for Chapters and State and Local Resources.

Webinars for Chapter Leaders

Library Preparedness for Hurricane Season Webinar
Hosted by ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo as a part of her 'Libraries = Strong Communities' Campaign, this webinar provides lessons on planning and preparing your library for the likeliness of a disastrous hurricane.

ALA Chapters and Grow with Google: Libraries Lead with Digital Skills Webinar
An ALA State Chapter Briefing on the Grow with Google Libraries Lead with Digital Skills micro-grant program.

Chapter Councilor Webinar | PowerPoint  | Resources for Chapter Councliors at Midwinter 2020
Delivered biannually to capture rotating cycles of Chapter Leaders: June and December webinars.

Chapter Leader Orientation Webinar (Recorded Jan 16, 2020)
Designed for incoming Chapter Presidents-elect and additional Chapter Leadership to learn more about ALA and the ALA and Chapters partnership. Delivered biannually to capture rotating cycles of Chapter Leaders: June and December webinars.

Strenghening Library Associations Webinar
Webinars for state library associations with and without an Executive Director; focus on sharing best practices such as member recruitment, conference development, etc.

Webinar for Money Smart Week

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Money Smart Week
CRO encourages libraries nationwide to offer financial literacy programming to help patrons better manage personal finances. 

Latest Money Smart Week Webinar Recording. November 21, 2019 

 

Money Smart Week Webinar for Librarians

Financial literacy is important to everyone at all stages of life. Everyone can learn more to be better with money. Mark the dates on your program calendar and register in advance, to participate in the Money Smart Week Webinar for Librarians webinar on November 21, 2019.

Money Smart Week is for all types of libraries- academic, public, school, prison, corporate! Join the hundreds of libraries across the country that participate in Money Smart Week, April 4 -11, 2020!

Learn how easy it is for you to participate April 4-11, 2020! Get valuable programming and promotion ideas, tips on possible partners, and resources that make it easy for you. The webinar will feature the new website and initiatives such as Money Smart Week Kids Read, Geocache for Colleges, and more.

Money Smart Week is a partnership between ALA and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and other national champions, and libraries to provide financial literacy programming for all stages of life (e.g., college students)

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Past Webinar Recordings and PowerPoint Presentations

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See also Money Smart Week to register for upcoming Webinars and other information.

Webinar and PowerPoint Presentations in Preparation for Money Smart Week 2017

Webinar Held November 1, 2017

The November 1 webinar was presented by Michael Dowling, Director, ALA Chapter Relations Office; Heather Greenwell, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Outreach Program Team Lead; Shala Murray, Senior Outreach Representative; Lori Burgess, Assistant Director for Operations, Fond du Lac (Wis.) Public Library; Priscilla Dickerson, Cataloging Librarian, Atlanta Technical College; Ann Scheppke, Adult Services Librarian, Salem Public Library, Salem, Oregon; and Lyn Haralson, Office of Financial Education, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The PDF of the PowerPoint slides used in the webinar is also available.

Webinar Held October 14, 2016

 The October 14 webinar was presented by Michael Dowling, Director, ALA Chapter Relations Office; Shala Murray, Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago); Craig Davis, Director, and Janette Kopacz, Librarian, Chicago Public Library; Rachael Svoboda, Laramie County Library, Cheyenne, WY; and Katie Emery, Business Librarian, Michigan State University. The PDF of the PowerPoint slides used in the webinar is also available.

Webinar and PowerPoint Presentations in Preparation for Money Smart Week 2016

Webinar Held October 6, 2015

Presenters are Don Wood, Jay Lyman, Huong Nguyen, Sarah Timm, and Tammy Woodward.

Webinar and PowerPoint Presentations in Preparation for Money Smart Week 2015

Webinar Held October 1, 2014

 PowerPoint slides of these presenters can be downloaded for preparing for 2015 Money Smart Week: Michael Dowling, Cinnamon Johnson, and Louise Feldmann.

2014 ALA Annual Conference program on Money Smart Week

These four PowerPoint Slide Shows were presented at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference program on Money Smart Week. Presenters Michael Dowling, Cinnamon Johnson, Louise Feldmann, and Fannie Cox.

Webinars in Preparation for Money Smart Week 2014

Slides from the October 10, 2013, Money Smart Week Webinar (PPT). If you are planning to participate or are participating in 2014 Money Smart Week, please feel free to use the slides to assist you in this endeavor. Thank you for your interest!

Money Smart Week is designed to assist libraries of all types provide financial literacy programming for all stages of life—retirees, school kids, college students, anyone and everyone! In 2013 over 500 libraries in 47 states participated. In this archived webinar, learn from veterans and first-timers how Money Smart Week has been a great success for their libraries, and how it can be in yours. Get valuable programming and promotion ideas, tips on possible partners, and resources that make it easy for you, and then join hundreds of other libraries across the country helping individuals to better manage their personal finances during 2014 Money Smart Week. The webinar was presented on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 2:00 pm, Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00).

Connecticut

Slides from the January 15, 2014, Money Smart Week Webinar (PPT). If you are planning to participate or are participating in 2014 Money Smart Week, please feel free to use the slides to assist you in this endeavor. Thank you for your interest!

Academic

Academic Libraries Valuable Role in Financial Literacy Education, Recording date:  Monday, September 30, 2013

2013

Money Smart Week PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) Money Smart Week presentation at 2013 ALA Annual Conference (June 30, 2013)

Money Smart Week PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) Connecticut presentation (January 17, 2013)

Money Smart Week PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) at the California Library Association Annual Conference (November 2012)

October 18, 2012, Webinar: Money Smart Week April 20-27, 2013

Webinar Chat (October 18, 2012) (PDF)