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October 5, 2018
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Familiar with finance? Your expertise is needed
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ALA is seeking contributing authors for a book on personal finance and financial literacy in libraries.

ALA is seeking contributing authors who would like to author projects in an upcoming book "Financial Literacy at the Library" (working title), edited by Kathy Rosa and Melanie Welch, to be published by ALA Editions.

This book on personal finance and financial literacy in libraries will include a robust section of program models featuring effective financial literacy-themed programs and activities. We hope for it to be an all-in-one recipe book for inspiring and creating innovative financial literacy programming that will be chock-full of practical project ideas for libraries.

Projects will range in topic and difficulty, as well as age appropriateness. Projects will run the gamut, from making your first piggy bank to how to pay for college to how to help seniors avoid fraud. Each project will include learning outcomes, planning considerations, marketing and promotion tips, program instructions, budget ranges and other helpful advice.

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This book will provide real-world programming ideas for libraries of all types. Every one of the programming projects will be contributed by a library staff expert, so they will be specifically geared toward libraries.

The book's expected publication date is fall 2019.

Contributors wanted for the following subjects

We are seeking project authors for these and other topics:

  • Programs for Kids (Ages 3-7)
    • Project topics (feel free to suggest others): Money and currency, saving and spending, goal setting, choices, imagining your future and more.
       
  • Programs for Tweens (Ages 8-12)
    • Project topics (feel free to suggest others): Budgeting, saving and spending, goal setting, choices, imagining your future, banking, credit, earning and more.
       
  • Programs for Young Adults (Ages 13-18)
    • Project topics (feel free to suggest others): Budgeting, saving and spending, goal setting, choices, imagining your future, banking, credit, debt, credit cards, earning, financing college, getting a job, avoiding fraud, taxes and more.
       
  • Programs for Adults and/or Seniors
    • Project topics (feel free to suggest others): Budgeting, saving and spending, goal setting, choices, imagining your future, banking, credit, debt, credit cards, earning, financing college and retirement, paying off loans, avoiding fraud, taxes, insurance, managing financial hardship and more.

How to submit your program

To be considered, please fill out this online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZMDFRXR

If accepted, we’ll ask for a profile of about 1,000 to 1,500 words that will cover advance planning, marketing, budget, day-of-event activity, program execution and advice.

Submissions are due by Nov. 1, 2018.

Questions? Contact Melanie Welch, project director in ALA's Public Programs Office, at mwelch@ala.org.

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Friday, October 5, 2018 - 08:30
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