Call for Contributors: Book on Personal Finance and Financial Literacy Programs in Libraries

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS

We are 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 The American Library Association.
 
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.

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.

Publication Date: Fall 2019

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.
If accepted, we’ll ask for a profile of about 1000-1500 words that will cover advance planning, marketing, budget, day-of-event activity, program execution and advice.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:  November 1, 2018

QUESTIONS: Contact mwelch@ala.org

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* 1. Name

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* 2. Email address

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* 3. Job title

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* 4. Link to resume/CV/Linked In:

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* 5. Library name

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* 6. Library location (city, state)

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* 7. Library type

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* 8. Website

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* 9. Library is in the following community type

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* 10. Please share three words (besides “urban,” “suburban” and “rural”) that describe your community.

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* 11. Personal Qualifications: Please list experience, publications, presentations or anything else which qualifies you to write on this topic with authority.

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* 12. How many projects would you like to contribute?

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* 13. What type of project(s) would you like to contribute? (Please select all that apply)

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* 14. Name/title of your project(s), and a short description of each (75 words or less):

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