Financial Education Webinar for Librarians

July 7, 2014
 
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IMLS Press Contact
Giuliana Bullard, 202-653-4799
gbullard@imls.gov

Financial Education Webinar for Librarians

Mark Your Calendar for July 10 CFPB webinar 

Washington, DCThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is partnering with IMLS and other federal agencies and library organizations to help libraries connect their customers to financial information, resources, and community experts.  On Thursday, July 10, CFPB presents a financial education webinar for librarians at 2:30 p.m. EST.  The webinar is the first in a monthly series that will provide updates on CFPB’s activities, resources for librarians, and opportunities for questions and answers.

WEBINAR ACCESS INFORMATION:

If you are participating only by phone, dial 877-960-9067 and enter participant passcode, LIBRARY.

The webinars will be recorded and archived for later viewing. CFPB representatives also may be able to schedule in-person trainings and presentations for larger groups of librarians. Send an email to financialeducation.cfpb.gov for more information.

The CFPB’s library resources webpage has been updated to include a number useful materials for librarians, including a 22-page partnership guide; links to 50 financial literacy websites, videos, and courses; free marketing materials; and more.

IMLS is helping the Bureau’s Office of Financial Education 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.

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