The Library's Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons

The Library's Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons


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Library Roles in Achieving Financial Literacy among its Patrons is a collection of articles from 25 librarians in different parts of the U.S. and Canada, each contributing 3,000-4,000 words: concise chapters with sidebars, bullets, and headers; there is an introduction. Contributors were selected for the creative potential in their topics, those that can be used in various types of libraries and that demonstrate a command of financial literacy and are able to communicate what they know to aiding users solve their financial information problems. The collection has three sections. The first provides an overview of financial literacy: what it means generally, what needs exist among library patrons, and what approaches have been tried to date. The second section deals with resources that are available in libraries, or should be made available. These include collections, skill sets in librarians, program opportunities and others. The third section is a series of case studies that demonstrate successes and best practices. Includes a foreword by ALA President Julie Todaro.

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ISBN-13: 9781442265929
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/16/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Carol Smallwood received a MLS from Western Michigan University, MA in History from Eastern Michigan University. Librarians as Community Partners: an Outreach Handbook; Bringing the Arts into the Library is one of her ALA anthologies. Other anthologies include: Creative Management of Small Public Libraries in the 21st Century ed. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015); Library Youth Outreach co-ed (McFarland, 2014); Marketing Your Library (McFarland, 2012); Google for Patron Library Use (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015). Her library experience includes school, public, academic, special, as well as administration, and library systems consultant. In 2019, Carol Smallwood was awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who.

Table of Contents


Part I
Overview of Financial Literacy
Chapter 1. Academic Libraries and Financial Literacy Programs
Lauren Reiter
Chapter 2. Developing Services on Community Needs
Lisa Fraser
Chapter 3. Financial Literacy in Libraries: Free and Dependable Resources for Patrons of All Backgrounds
Sonnet Ireland
Chapter 4. Financial Literacy is a Lifetime Skill
Joanne Kuster, Maryann Mori
Chapter 5. Financial Literacy: Meeting the Need
Kit Keller, Mary Jo Ryan
Chapter 6. Information Has Value: Financial Literacy Meets Information Literacy
Shana Gass, Joyce Garczynski
Chapter 7. Library Employee Education Programs
Jennifer Townes, Jacquelyn Daniel, Tanji N. Gibson
Chapter 8. Myths and Realities of Consumer Credit
Jenny Brewer
Chapter 9. The Public Library as Financial Promoter and Provider
Maryann Mori

Chapter 10. What is Financial Literacy and Why Should We Care?
Shin Freedman, Marcia Dursi
Chapter 11. Why Financial Literacy Matters
Ashley E. Faulkner
Part II
Library Resources
Chapter 12. Asking for Help: Finding Partners for Your Financial Classes
Kate Moody
Chapter 13. Best Practices to Implement Financial Literacy in a Large Public Library
Melissa Jeter
Chapter 14. Career Information Literacy at the Academic Reference Desk
Frans Albarillo
Chapter l5. Developing a Personal Finance Collection for a Public Library
Lisa G. Liu, Roslyn Donald
Chapter 16. Financial Literacy Collection Development
Karen Evans
Chapter 17. "How To Present Your Best Self" Workshops
Jennifer Wright Joe
Chapter 18. Supporting Financial Literacy in Homebuyers
Jenny Brewer
Chapter 19. Teaching Career Information Literacy in the Academic Library
Frans Albarillo

Chapter 20. Quick Tip Guides for the Reference Desk
Jennifer Wright Joe
Chapter 21. United States Government Resources on Financial Literacy
Karen Evans

Part III
Case Studies
Chapter 22. Case Study of Financial Literacy Instruction in the Library
Jeri Cohen
Chapter 23. Collaboration Fits the Bill for Best Practices in Programming to Public Housing Residents
Roland Barksdale-Hall
Chapter 24. Fraud Alert: How Libraries Can Help Patrons Recognize Fraudulent Schemes
Linda Burkey Wade
Chapter 25. Getting the Patron to "Yes": The Academic Librarian's Role in Supporting Salary Negotiations
Aliqae Geraci, Daniel Hickey, Kelly LaVoice
Chapter 26. Marketing Planning for Library-based Financial Education Programs
Mary Jo Ryan, Kit Keller
Chapter 27. MoneyFitness: One Academic Library's Experience of Building a Financial Literacy Program at a Small Liberal Arts College
Kate Moody
Chapter 28. Money Smart Week Activities for Any Library
Joanne Kuster, Maryann Mori
Chapter 29. Presenting Financial Literacy in Conferences to Public Librarians
Melissa Jeter
Chapter 30. Start Here @ the San Diego Public Library
Cindy Mediavilla
Chapter 31. Volunteer Tax Assistance in Libraries
Wayne Finley, Janene R. Finley

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