ACRL President Trevor A. Dawes' 2013-14 Presidential Initiative
Trevor A. Dawes
2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 10:30 - 11:30am
Full details are available in the ALA online scheduler.
Adi Redzic, co-founder and executive director of iOme Challenge (www.iomechallenge.org), will make a case for why young people need librarians and other library professionals to get involved in facilitating greater financial literacy in our communities. Adi will introduce iOme's various programs, including the data collected through iOme's annual Measure of Millennials. Attendees will also receive resources that they can utilize in their individual work. This forum will serve as an introduction to the topic of financial literacy and academic libraries, which will be the theme of the ACRL President's Program at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
American Libraries reviewed the forum here.
2014 ALA Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 10:30am - 12:00pm
The program will bring together leaders in financial advising and higher education to discuss ways in which college students especially can learn how to more effectively manage their finances. In addition, the program will highlight ways in which librarians and libraries can partner with others on and off campus to aid our students in these endeavors.
|Michelle Singletary, Washington Post Columnist and financial educator||David Eisler, President, Ferris State University|
Thank you to our sponsors:
1. Collin College
Several hundred students per year learn about financial literacy, scholarships, etc. in traditional 'one-shot' instruction sessions and via our newly created "Scholar General: Take Command of College Scholarships and Your Financial Future!" workshop.
2. Penn State University
University Libraries-sponsored financial literacy presentations and workshops on budgeting, identity theft, credit cards, student loans and other personal finance topics relevant to college students. The Student Financial Education Center, a peer-to-peer financial education program, is housed in the library. See our guide to resources for financial education.
3. Prairie View A & M University
Our financial literacy programs to students and the community include invited speakers and presenters ranging from Bank Vice Presidents, grant writing instructors, and credit counselors. The library participates in Houston's Money Smart Week which highlights over 250 agencies involved in promoting financial literacy.
4. Rutgers, the State University of University of New Jersey
EconKids: Teaching Economic Principles through Children's Literature is an online educational resource for parents and teachers to use in teaching children economic literacy. The mission of the site is to use literature, particularly picture books, to illustrate complex economic issues.
5. University of Toronto
We developed our own financial literacy curriculum, strategic plan, and also partnered up with the government and other not-for-profit agencies to promote, deliver, and assess financial literacy education.
6. University of Tennessee, Knoxville
A three-part "Financial Literacy Boot Camp" planned for the 2014-2015 academic year will introduce students to financial knowledge and skills. The program was a grant given by the UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists to the Hodges Library and will include presentations by speakers from UTK's College of Business Administration and local non-profit financial organizations.
Submit your financial literacy best practices here.