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Financial Literacy and Libraries in the News

Story on Rutgers Cooperative Extension work with New Jersey and New York library systems to train librarians to guide library patrons to the information they need for sound financial decisions. Funded by IMLS and FINRA Investor Education Foundation.  They cite … Continue reading

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Public Libraries as Financial Literacy Supports Final Report

The final report for the Public Libraries as Financial Literacy Supporters project is now available for free. Catherine Arnott Smith, Kristin R. Eschenfelder (2010) Public Libraries as Financial Literacy Supporters.  White paper of the University of Wisconsin Center for Financial … Continue reading

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FINRA State by State Financial Capabilities Survey

December 8, 2010: FINRA News release (see http://www.finra.org/Newsroom/NewsReleases/2010/P122538) FINRA Foundation Releases Nation’s First State-by-State Financial Capability Survey. he FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation) today launched a dynamic interactive Web resource to display the results of America’s first State-by-State Financial … Continue reading

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Recent library financial literacy webinars

There have been two recent webinars on financial literacy – both should be available for later viewing: Jan  2011: Public Library Association “Right on the Money: Financial Literacy @ your library”  Slides and video recording (http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/cro/projectsandactivities/crowebinars.cfm)  General information (http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/pla/elearningatpla/plawebinars/archives/rightmoney.cfm) February … Continue reading

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American Libraries Magazine covers financial literacy programs

American Libraries Magazine http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/inside-scoop/talking-financial-literacy

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Press Release

UW-MADISON LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES FACULTY WIN FINANCIAL LITERACY RESEARCH GRANT Professors Catherine Arnott Smith and Kristin R. Eschenfelder, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library and Information Studies, have been awarded a grant for their proposal “Public Libraries … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Public Libraries and Financial Literacy Project Blog!

This is the blog for the research project “Public Libraries as Financial Literacy Service Providers” The project is led by Assistant Professor Catherine Arnott Smith and Associate Professor Kristin R. Eschenfelder and graduate students at the School of Library and … Continue reading

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