PLA partners with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for free webinar on financial literacy and outcomes

For Immediate Release
Thu, 03/02/2017


Samantha Lopez

Project Coordinator

Public Library Association (PLA)


CHICAGO – Money Smart week (April 22-29) is quickly approaching! Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to prepare for the financial literacy programs and events at your library! PLA is partnering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) for a special webinar presentation, Money Smart, Measure Smarter: Boost Your Financial Literacy Programs & Measure Their Impact, to be held on March 16 at 1:00 p.m. Central. Registration is free but space is limited.

This free webinar will highlight how the SEC can help you plan for your financial literacy programs, including the free digital and print resources and tools available to librarians and patrons, so you can feel confident teaching your patrons about financial topics such as sound principles of saving and investing, how to spot and avoid investment fraud, and more! You’ll also learn how to invite the SEC to come present at your library.

Project Outcome will show how you can use Project Outcome Surveys to measure the impact of your financial literacy programs. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand the role of the SEC and how it can help them with their own financial planning, as well as financial programming in their library;
  • Be able to identify and access key investment resources for themselves and their patrons; and
  • Know how Project Outcome can help easily and effectively measure the impact their financial literacy programs are having on patrons.

This webinar is open to everyone and will be helpful for anyone interested in financial and investment planning and resources. Project Outcome is a free service provided by the Public Library Association. If you would like to enroll in Project Outcome in advance of the webinar, please do so at For more financial literacy resources, visit Money Smart WeekSmart Investing @ Your Library, and

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