ACRL offering free webinar on financial literacy education

ACRL is offering its fourth annual Springboard Event, “Academic Libraries Valuable Role in Financial Literacy Education,” from 1:00 — 2:00 p.m. Central time on September 30, 2013.  The ACRL Springboard Event is a live, interactive webinar offered free of charge to all ACRL members. This year’s webinar is offered in partnership with RUSA BRASS and the ALA Chapter Relations Office.

ACRL President Trevor A. Dawes will lead a discussion on the need for academic libraries to get involved in financial literacy education. Current successful efforts from across the country will be highlighted, including a presentation from Shana Gass, Towson University, on how academic libraries can participate in Money Smart Week @ your library, April 5-12, 2014.

Chris LeBeau, past Chair of the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Chair, will provide information about the new RUSA-BRASS IMLS grant to develop guidelines for financial literacy programming as well as provide you with some current resources for financial literacy education.

For more information and to register for the webinar, please visit the webinar registration page.

The archived webinar recording will be made available on the ACRL Web site shortly after the live event. Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at or (312) 280-2522.