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Illustration of a group of people stand near big calendar, watches, document.

Event-planning skills are part of library work, but they are rarely taught in library schools. How might they be taught in a classroom?

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Illustration of person looking stressed on laptop with coin illustrations surrounding the image.

Financial literacy will never be simple. Focus your fin lit programming on topics that relate to your patrons. 

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Photograph of connected chat bubbles on a yellow background.

An ALA task force looked at several courses to see how they teach marketing skills and what we can learn.

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Illustration of senior couple carrying large coins.

Older Americans face unique challenges in managing their money. Are you prepared to help them?

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Photograph of kids painting outside.

For most of us, our 2021 programming is going to look a whole lot different, and that’s OK.

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Illustration of stack of coins against green background

A year into the pandemic, ALA's Financial Literacy Interest Group shares last-minute ideas for another virtual Money Smart Week.

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Image of the 9 Core Library Programming Competencies Chart. Going clockwise text reads: Knowledge of the community, interpersonal skills, creativity, content knowledge, evaluation, financial skills, outreach & marketing, event planning, organizational skills.

Programming librarians have a wide set of skills including some that are not often taught. 

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Illustration of person opening up their small business holding cash.

As Tax Day looms, librarians see more tax and financial questions coming our way.