Financial Literacy Programming Advisors for New Exhibition

ALA’s Public Programs Office is pleased to continue our relationship with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, and are now in the planning and development stages of creating a new traveling exhibition on financial literacy themes for kids aged 7-11 years old and the adults in the their lives. The exhibition will tour to 50 U.S. public libraries for approximately 2 years, launching in late summer 2019.

We are assembling a group of 5 public librarians with experience in implementing financial literacy programming to serve as advisors to the project. The advisory team will assist in the development of 5 instructor-led activities and 5 family activities related to exhibition concepts, plus 10 additional library programming suggestions. The team will also help develop and curate a resource list, including a bibliography and website resources. This will all be included in the online Site Support Notebook materials provided to selected libraries as a programmatic resource and reference.

Each advisor will receive a $500 honorarium, and the main activities will occur from October 2018 – April 2019. The duties of each librarian advisor/library partner on the team will be:

·         Participate in regular conference calls, frequency determined by the group, to share expertise, provide insight and feedback, propose content and contribute knowledge to ALA staff and fellow team members.

·         Conduct independent research and write program models as needed and report back to the team.

·         Serve as a peer reviewer for the opportunity by reading applications, reviewing and rating them. 

To be considered as an advisor, we ask candidates to please email a resume and a one paragraph biography (max 300 words), highlighting experience with financial literacy programs for kids and families to Melanie Welch ( by Monday, October 1.

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