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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, October 1.