PLA to offer free webinar on FTC scam prevention campaign

For Immediate Release
Mon, 04/13/2015

Contact:

Kara O'Keefe

Manager, Membership Marketing

PLA

kokeefe@ala.org

CHICAGO — Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to learn how your library can be an important part of “Pass It On,” the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) new scam prevention campaign with tips and tools for older adults in your community. “The FTC and Public Libraries: A Partnership of Education and Protection” will take place at 1 p.m. Central on April 22.

Presenter Carol Kando-Pineda, attorney, Federal Trade Commission, will discuss how the library can be a valuable community resource for scam and fraud education. Participants will learn how to obtain free FTC educational materials, including fact sheets, bookmarks, PowerPoints and activity sheets to make programming easier for library staff.

Individuals and groups interested in attending “The FTC and Public Libraries: A Partnership of Education and Protection” may register for free online, however registration is required and space is limited.

The Public Library Association (PLA) is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.

For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext.5PLA, or pla@ala.org.