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Midwinter Forum on Financial Literacy

December 10th, 2013 by Megan Griffin in Conferences, Events No Comments

Adi Web smallJoin ACRL at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia for the forum “Financial Literacy: Why Students Need Librarians to Get Involved.”  Hosted by ACRL President Trevor Dawes, associate university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, the forum will take place from 10:30–11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014, in room 120A of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Featured speaker Adi Redzic, co-founder and executive director of iOme Challenge, will make a case for why young people need librarians and other library professionals to get involved in facilitating greater financial literacy in our communities. Redzic will introduce iOme’s various programs, including the data collected through iOme’s annual Measure of Millennials.

Attendees will also receive resources that they can utilize in their individual work. This forum will serve as an introduction to the topic of financial literacy and academic libraries, which will be the theme of the ACRL President’s Program at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

More information about Dawes’ Financial Literacy Initiative can be found at the ACRL Financial Literacy Initiative website or by contacting ACRL President’s Program Committee Co-Chairs Debbie Malone at debbie.malone@desales.edu and Adi Redzic at aredzic0325@gmail.com.

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