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The Library's Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons


The Library's Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons



Library Roles in Achieving Financial Literacy among its Patrons is a collection of articles from 25 librarians in different parts of the U.S. and Canada, each contributing 3,000-4,000 words: concise chapters with sidebars, bullets, and headers; there is an introduction. Contributors were selected for the creative potential in their topics, those that can be used in various types of libraries and that demonstrate a command of financial literacy and are able to communicate what they know to aiding users solve their financial information problems. The collection has three sections. The first provides an overview of financial literacy: what it means generally, what needs exist among library patrons, and what approaches have been tried to date. The second section deals with resources that are available in libraries, or should be made available. These include collections, skill sets in librarians, program opportunities and others. The third section is a series of case studies that demonstrate successes and best practices.



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Rowan & Littlefield


Information Literacy | Library and Information Science


Jennifer Joe joined the faculty of University Libraries in August 2013. She received her M.L.S. from Indiana University and her M.A. in Sociology from Western Kentucky University. She is responsible for reference, instruction, and collection development at the Owensboro Campus. Her research interests include electronic resources, social media, and assessment in libraries, as well as popular culture and the sociology of religion.

The Library's Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons