20 library systems selected for“Investor Education @ your library®”

 
Contact: Cathleen Bourdon
Executive Director, RUSA
312-280-4395
cbourdon@ala.org
For Immediate Release
October 25, 2005

20 library systems selected for
“Investor Education @ your library ®

CHICAGO - Twenty library systems have been selected to host a seminar on investor education as part of the “Investor Education @ your library ®” program. Sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and the Investor Protection Trust (IPT), the program will provide grants of $2,000 to these library systems to sponsor and promote the seminar and enhance their investor education collection. The libraries will conduct their seminars between February 1 and April 30, 2006.

The 20 library systems are: Anchorage (Alaska) Municipal Libraries; Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System; Bowling Green (Ky.) Public Library; D.C. Public Library; Des Moines (Iowa) Public Library; Detroit Public Library; Fletcher Free Library (Burlington, Vt.); Free Library of Philadelphia; Jacksonville (Fla.) Public Library; Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library; Monroe County Public Library (Bloomington, Ind.).; New York Public Library; Norfolk (Va.) Public Library; Onondaga County Public Library (Syracuse, N.Y.); Parmly Billings Library (Billings, Mont); Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County (N.C.); Sacramento (Calif.) Public Library; SiouxLand Libraries (Sioux Falls, S.D.); Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Public Library; and Wichita (Kan.) Public Library.

In addition to the cash grant, each participating library will receive promotional materials, a set of booklets prepared by IPT and the editors of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and a bibliography prepared by IPT and members of the Business Reference and Services Section of the Reference and User Services Association, which is administering the grant. The libraries also will receive a DVD set of IPT's national “MoneyTrack” series, a new 13-part public television series devoted to helping consumers learn to invest successfully and get control of their personal finances.

Founded in 1993, the Investor Protection Trust ( www.investorprotection.org) is a nonprofit organization. The primary mission of the Investor Protection Trust is to provide independent, objective information needed by consumers to make informed investment decisions.

The “Investor Education @ your library” program is part of @ your library ®, The Campaign for America's Libraries, a national, multi-year public awareness and advocacy campaign sponsored by ALA to promote the value of libraries and librarians in the 21st Century. Additional information can be found at http://www.ala.org/investoreducation.