[Libs-Or] Great Articles and New Webinars from WebJunction

Darci Hanning darci.hanning at state.or.us
Thu Feb 9 11:34:38 PST 2017


>From our friends at WebJunction, here are two great articles and information about free webinars coming soon!

Money on our Minds: How to Help Patrons Make Financial Choices<http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/money-on-our-minds-cfpb.html>: If you're like most people, you want to take control of your financial life. Everywhere you look-on television, on the Internet and around the community-you're exposed to services, products and advice about your money. It's getting harder and harder to know where to turn for unbiased and objective help. An uninformed choice can mean small money problems turn into larger ones. The right decisions can lead to greater financial well-being. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recognizes that libraries are a powerful and trusted community resource for unbiased financial education tools and resources. Collaborating with the CFPB can help make it easier for libraries to help consumers with their important money decisions.

Henry County Library System Provides Summer Food Service Program<http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/fairview-pl-ga-summer-meal-case-study.html>: The amount of children who suffer from hunger due to near-poverty economic status has risen in recent years. It has long been the assumption that public schools are the logical place for low-income children to access additional nutritional opportunities in their communities. However, if the schools offer meals for low-income children during the academic year, where do they go when school is not in session? This case study explores how the Henry County Library System became a food distribution site for their community.

Free WebJunction webinars for you!
These upcoming webinars are now open for registration. If you can't attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog<http://learn.webjunction.org/>.

Libraries Help Patrons Become Financially Empowered Consumers
Tuesday, February 14, 2017  / 12:00 pm Pacific / 1 hour
Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/financially-empowered-consumers.html

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau<http://www.consumerfinance.gov/library-resources/>(CFPB) exists not only to protect consumers but to empower all of us to take more control over our economic lives. The CFPB recognizes the important role that libraries can play as the go-to source for unbiased financial education resources in every community. The CFPB plans to build a community financial education infrastructure with libraries and national partners to reach consumers in their neighborhoods, expanding on programs and resources that are already working in libraries. With this infrastructure in place, public libraries can help fill consumers' critical financial knowledge gaps by providing and distributing easy-to-understand, behaviorally informed financial education content. Learn about program ideas, resources and tools, and how to connect with local partners. Take your library and your community to the next level with patrons empowered to be informed consumers.

Presented by: Ken McDonnell, Financial Education Program Analyst, Office of Financial Education, Division of Consumer Education and Engagement, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Visualizing (and Finding!) Funding for Libraries
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 / 12:00 pm Pacific / 1 hour
Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/visualizing-and-finding-funding-for-libraries.html

This webinar will introduce participants to a dynamic and freely available data-visualization tool, Visualizing Funding for Libraries that enables library professionals and supporters to search for institutional funding for libraries at national, state, and local levels. Participants will learn pro tips on navigating the tool and as well as next steps on how to pursue new funding opportunities. Data visualizations such as maps, network constellations, and partnership pathways showcase key networks of funders and recipients, as well as individual grants that highlight the library services and programs that are winning grants. Visualizing Funding for Libraries<http://www.knightfoundation.org/grants/7715> is a Knight Foundation News Challenge winning project.

Presented by: Kate Tkacik, Manager of the Funding Information Network, and Amanda Dillon, Manager of Knowledge Services, both from the Foundation Center<http://foundationcenter.org/>.

Privacy Literacy at Your Library
Tuesday, March 7, 2017  / 12:00 pm Pacific / 1 hour
Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/privacy-literacy-at-your-library.html

Our offline lives are no longer separate from our online identities. Many people are unaware of how their information is being used, what they have control over, or how to have safe online interactions. San José Public Library's Virtual Privacy Lab<https://www.sjpl.org/privacy> has developed a seven-module customized learning experience for library patrons, in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. The modules guide users through topics such as social media and security, and provide personalized tips, links and resources that enable them to feel safe and confident online. This privacy literacy resource is available for everyone, so learn how you can utilize the online Virtual Privacy Lab with the populations you serve at your library.

This webinar is part of a series highlighting the work of recent LJ Movers & Shakers<http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2016/03/people/movers-shakers-2016/movers-shakers-2016/> and is hosted in collaboration with Library Journal<http://lj.libraryjournal.com/>.

Presented by: Erin Berman, Innovations Manager, San José Public Library (CA), and 2016 Library Journal Mover & Shaker<http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2016/03/people/movers-shakers-2016/erin-berman-movers-shakers-2016-tech-leaders/>

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