RUSA offers free webinars to increase your libraries' social capital

For Immediate Release
Tue, 02/17/2015


Marianne Braverman

Marketing and Programs Manager


CHICAGO — On behalf of Smart Investing @your Library, the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) invites you to view three free webinars that will help to increase your libraries' social capital! With each free, 60 minute webinar, you'll learn strategies that expand your knowledge about personal finance. Reference desk scenarios capture best practices, and a toolkit includes unbiased online resources. To view the free webinars or read more about them, scroll below and click on the links for each webinar.

1)      6 Fun & Easy Financial Literacy Programs & How to Do Them. This interactive webinar will share popular, well tested program models, identify the elements of successful financial literacy programs and strives to reach all ages and explore how to implement new National Guidelines and Best Practices for Financial Literacy Education in Libraries.

2)      Helping Library Patrons Put Their Financial House in Order. This webinar will help librarians expand their knowledge and skills related to personal finance topics of interest and importance to library users. Topics that come up frequently at the reference desk will be presented in scenarios and the presentation will review basic financial concepts, identify web-based resources, review useful reference strategies for personal finance questions and introduce a tool kit for personal finance information sources.

3)      Beyond the Basics of Personal Finance: Helping Library Patrons Help Themselves. The presentation will explore key financial concepts that go beyond the basics including: saving and investing, retirement planning, selecting financial professionals, consumer protection against fraud and additional features include a toolkit and identifying web-based resources.

RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need. Check out the division’s upcoming activities and important, ongoing work in the library community at