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Financial Literacy Focus of ACRL President’s Program at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

PrintLooking for ways to increase financial literacy on your campus or in your community?  Join ACRL for our President’s Program at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.  Titled “Financial Literacy at Your Library,” the program will feature noted Washington Post columnist and financial educator Michelle Singletary and Ferris State University President Dr. David Eisler.

The program, hosted by ACRL President Trevor A. Dawes, associate university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, will take place from 10:30 a.m. – noon on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, room N255/257.

In conjunction with the program, the 2014 ACRL President’s Program Committee is interested in collecting information on financial literacy initiatives that take place on your college and university campuses. These initiatives could include programming, instruction within your curriculum or any other creative way the library has reached out to or partnered with the community to provide financial education. Submit your financial literacy best practice here.

More information about Dawes’ Financial Literacy Initiative can be found at the Financial Literacy Initiative website, or by contacting ACRL President’s Program Committee Co-Chairs Debbie Malone, library director at DeSales University, at debbie.malone@desales.edu and Adi Redzic, executive director of the financial literacy think tank iOme Challenge, at adi@iomechallenge.org.

To learn more, read Redzic’s December 2013 College & Research Libraries News article “Financial Literacy: Why Librarians Need To Get Involved?,” which highlights the college student perspective on why it is vital for librarians to be involved in financial literacy education on campus.

Reminder – ACRL 2015 proposals due Friday, May 9

ACRL 2015 contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposals are due this Friday, May 9, 2014.  Poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect, and Virtual Conference webcast proposals are due November 3, 2014.  Submit proposals via the online form available on the conference website.

ACRL 2015 will be held in Portland, Oregon, March 25-28, 2015.  The conference committee has created a set of conference tags to stimulate thinking and empower submitters to position proposals within the conference theme “Creating Sustainable Community.”  The tags will serve to create a unique conference ecosystem and guide attendees to themes of interest and inspiration. Tag and session format descriptions are available on the ACRL 2015 website.

Please review the ACRL 2015 Program Proposal Instructions before beginning your submission; we also invite you to view the ACRL 2015 Proposal Tips webcast.   Visit the ALA Connect Community if you are looking for like-minded people with whom to collaborate/propose a session.

Complete details about ACRL 2015, including the full Call for Participation, are on the conference website. Questions about the Call for Participation or ACRL 2015 should be directed to Margot Conahan by email at mconahan@ala.org or phone (312) 280-2522; or Tory Ondrla by email at tondrla@ala.org or phone (312) 280-2515.

Reminder – ACRL 2015 Proposal Submissions Due May 9

ACRL 2015 LogoACRL invites proposal submissions for the ACRL 2015 conference to be held March 25-28, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.  Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposals are due May 9, 2014.  Poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect, and Virtual Conference webcast proposals are due Nov. 3, 2014.  Submit proposals via the online form available on the conference website.

The conference committee has created a set of conference tags to stimulate thinking and empower submitters to position proposals within the conference theme “Creating Sustainable Community.”  The tags will serve to create a unique conference ecosystem and guide attendees to themes of interest and inspiration. Tag and session format descriptions are available on the ACRL 2015 website.

Please review the ACRL 2015 Program Proposal Instructions before beginning your submission; we also invite you to view the ACRL 2015 Proposal Tips webcast.   Visit the ALA Connect Community if you are looking for like-minded people with whom to collaborate/propose a session.

Complete details about ACRL 2015, including the full Call for Participation, are on the conference website. Questions about the Call for Participation or ACRL 2015 should be directed to Margot Conahan by email at mconahan@ala.org or phone (312) 280-2522; or Tory Ondrla by email at tondrla@ala.org or phone (312) 280-2515.

Call for Proposals – Preconferences @ 2015 ALA Annual Conference

Share your knowledge with a national audience.  ACRL invites proposal submissions for half-day or full-day preconferences to be offered prior to the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.  Preconferences should allow participants to develop skills related to a specific topic and should focus on interactive learning using a variety of presentation styles.  Programs that offer practical tips and cutting-edge techniques are especially encouraged.

Submissions will be accepted through Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  Check out the call for proposals online for complete details.  Direct questions to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or call (312) 280-2522.

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