Money Smart Week® @ Your Library Program

Posted by Lisa Strand on Monday, November 14, 2011 in American Library Association (ALA)

At the recent WLA Conference, many attended the program about Money Smart Week® @ Your Library. The partnership of the libraries are key to the program and Wisconsin libraries are in a unique position to profoundly affect their communities with the opportunities and security given through financial literacy.  This partnership extends nationwide between the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Library Association.

There were requests at the recent conference regarding how to participate in Money Smart Week Wisconsin’s campaign.  Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.  You may contact the chair of your regional planning team, if you have one.  The planning team contacts and chairs are listed at http://www.moneysmartwi.org/uploads/MSWWCommitteeChairs.pdf.   If there is not a committee in your area, you are highly encouraged to contact the WI Department of Financial Institutions, Office of Financial Literacy - Teresa Walker (teresa.walker@wisconsin.gov, 608-267-1713) or Dave Mancl (david.mancl@wisconsin.gov).  DFI will be happy to work with you.

For those who were unable to attend the session regarding Money Smart Week® Wisconsin, you may find information about Money Smart Week® and the @your library program at  http://www.chicagofed.org/webpages/education/msw/ala/index.cfm and additional information about Money Smart Week® Wisconsin at http://www.chicagofed.org/webpages/education/msw/index.cfm.   This program began in 2002 and is the brainchild of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.  In 2006, Wisconsin was the first to take the program statewide enhancing our reputation as financial literacy leaders.  Now with the American Library Association’s as a main partner, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is expanding Money Smart Week® to a national program.  Any attention and assistance with this is greatly appreciated.
--David Mancl, Director, Office of Financial Literacy, WI Department of Financial Institutions
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