[Libs-Or] Apply now for ‘Thinking Money’ traveling exhibition

Suzanne Sager bvss at pdx.edu
Mon Nov 2 09:50:30 PST 2015

The ALA Public Programs Office, in partnership with the Financial Industry
Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation, is accepting
applications for *Thinking Money*, a traveling exhibition to U.S. public

Money affects all Americans, but many of us lack the knowledge we need to
make smart financial choices that will prepare us for whatever the future
brings. *Thinking Money* strives to teach tweens, teens and their parents,
caregivers and educators about financial literacy topics — like saving,
spending and avoiding fraud — in a way that is not only understandable, but

*Thinking Money* is a museum-quality exhibition that will travel to 50 U.S.
public libraries between 2016 and 2018. Through an adventure-themed
storyline, interactive iPad content and other fun, hands-on activities, the
exhibition explores themes like wants vs. needs, preparing for a
rainy/sunny day, and imagining your future self.

Each selected site will receive:

-        the 1,000-square-foot traveling exhibition — including two iPads
preloaded with fun educational content and four low-tech activity stations
— for a six-week loan;

-        travel and accommodations to attend an orientation workshop at the
2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando;

-        online training modules for library staff;

-        tips and tools for related programs; and

-        a $1,000 programming allowance.

For guidelines and to apply online, visit www.ala.org/thinkingmoney.
Applications are due Jan. 29, 2016.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend one of two informational
conference calls about the exhibition on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 12 p.m. CST
or Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. CST.  To register for a conference call, please
email Brian Russell with your preferred date.
<brussell at ala.org?subject=Thinking%20Money%20conference%20call%20>

ALA and the FINRA Foundation have partnered since 2007 on Smart investing @
your library <http://smartinvesting.ala.org/>, a program that funds library
efforts to provide patrons with effective, unbiased educational resources
about personal finance and investing. Now in its eighth year, the program
has awarded over $10 million to public libraries, community college
libraries and library networks nationwide. ALA and the FINRA Foundation are
also working together on a research study of financial literacy resources
and services available in U.S. public libraries.

Suzanne L. Sager
Oregon ALA Representative
Portland State University Library
PO Box 1151
Portland, OR  97207-1151

Phone: 503-725-8169
Fax: 503-725-5799

email: sagers at pdx.edu
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