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IMLS and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are partnering to develop financial education tools and share best practices with the public library field. IMLS is helping the bureau’s Office of Financial Education work with local public libraries, library associations, state and federal agencies, and national financial education leaders to generate interest in financial education and to provide programs and build collections for libraries of all sizes and in all communities. The goal of our partnership is to provide tools and materials to help libraries provide free, unbiased financial information and referrals in their communities, and to build local partnerships and promote libraries as community resources.

Read the Memorandum of Understanding (PDF, 771KB)

Watch now! Video from the April 7, 2014 event to launch the partnership.

Financial Literacy content on the IMLS website:
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Blog Post: Be Smart: Check the Background of Your Financial Professional During CFTC’s SmartCheck Week

April 6, 2015 03:58 PM
During SmartCheck Week, April 6-12, 2015, you and your library customers can use the tools at SmartCheck.gov to check the background of financial professionals. Read More

 
Susan Hildreth
Blog Post: A Message of Farewell

January 15, 2015 03:53 PM
During my four years leading IMLS, we helped shaped a future course for the nation’s libraries and museums through our investments, partnerships, and leadership initiatives. Read More