Financial Literacy: Partnerships and Pivoting to Virtual Programming in a Pandemic

How can we successfully offer virtual financial literacy programming to our patrons when we can't meet in person?

1 Hour

Partnerships with community organizations can often enhance the financial literacy programming that libraries can offer their patrons themselves.

In this webinar, Careers & Finance Librarian Marty Johannes will talk about the Women & Money series that Johnson County (KS) Library presents each year in partnership with Housing & Credit Counseling, Inc. The series covers a range of topics — from budgeting and credit reports to investing and simple estate planning — all presented by staff from government or non-profit agencies. Johannes will also detail the challenges and silver linings of pivoting to offer the series virtually this year, due to COVID-19.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Learn tips to enhancing their libraries' financial literacy programming
  • Learn some of the challenges of pivoting to virtual programming and how to overcome them
  • Gain an understanding of how virtual programming can be beneficial to all


FINRA Foundation


This webinar is part of a series created by ALA's Financial Literacy Interest Group and sponsored by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.






Marty Johannes is the Careers & Personal Finance Librarian for Johnson County Library in Kansas.  She coordinates a Career & Finance Committee to support job seekers and to promote financial literacy through programming, Career & Finance Boards/Binders, a monthly e-newsletter, research webpages, and partnerships with community organizations.