ALA’s Michael Dowling discusses first ever Money Smart Week @ your library April 2 - 9

For Immediate Release
Tue, 03/29/2011


Jennifer Petersen

CHICAGO – Michael Dowling, director of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Chapter Relations Office, discusses the first-ever Money Smart Week @ your library (April 2 – 9, 2011) in a podcast on the American Library Association (ALA) Public Information Office (PIO) blog, Visibility @ your library.

Money Smart Week was initiated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2001 to promote personal financial literacy. Wanting to broaden the initiative’s reach nationally, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has partnered this year with the American Library Association to create Money Smart Week @ your library.

In the podcast, Dowling discusses the importance of Money Smart Week @ your library, as well as the many valuable tools and resources the Chapter Relations Office offers to help libraries get involved. The podcast can be found by visiting the Visibility @ your library blog

For more information on Money Smart Week visit, or contact Macey Morales, media relations manager at 312-280-4393,, or Jennifer Petersen, PR coordinator at 312-280-5043,