Money Smart, Measure Smarter: Boost Your Financial Literacy Programs & Measure Their Impact

To get you prepared for financial literacy programs and events at your library, PLA partners with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) for this special webinar presentation. This free on-demand webinar highlights 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 also learn how to invite the SEC to come present at your library.

Project Outcome shows how you can use Project Outcome Surveys to measure the impact of your financial literacy programs.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this on-demand 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.

Additional Resources

Who Should Attend

This on-demand 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 Week, Smart Investing @ Your Library, and


Tom ManganelloTom Manganello is a senior counsel in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA).  In that role, Tom researches and drafts investor alerts and bulletins, helps manage investor education content on the SEC’s website,, and conducts presentations on investor education to millennials, military, seniors, students, and other audiences, and he regularly contributes to OIEA’s social media outreach on Twitter and Facebook.

Prior to joining OIEA, Tom spent ten years in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, where he investigated violations of the federal securities laws, including insider trading, Ponzi and pyramid schemes, accounting and broker fraud, and unregistered offerings.  He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and earned a B.S. in journalism from Ohio University.

Emily PlagmanEmily Plagman is the Project Manager for PLA’s field-driven initiative, Project Outcome, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, overseeing its development and implementation. Prior to joining PLA, Emily worked as a project manager, at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning on an energy efficiency grant. Emily received her Master’s in International Public Affairs from the LaFollette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin and her Bachelor’s in Political Science at Marquette University.



This on-demand webinar is free and available 24/7 for your viewing convenience.

How to Register

No registration is required.

Tech Requirements

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Credits or CEUs

PLA does not award credit hours, or CEUs, for its on-demand webinars and cannot verify participation.


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