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PLA partners with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for free webinar on financial literacy and outcomes.  Please join the Public Library Association (PLA) to prepare for the financial literacy programs and events at your library!

PLA is partnering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) for a special webinar presentation, Money Smart, Measure Smarter: Boost Your Financial Literacy Programs & Measure Their Impact to be held on March 16 at 1:00 p.m. Central. Registration is free but space is limited.

Money Smart week (April 22-29) is quickly approaching! This free webinar will highlight how the SEC can help you plan for your financial literacy programs, including the free digital and print resources and tools available to librarians and patrons, so you can feel confident teaching your patrons about financial topics such as sound principles of saving and investing, how to spot and avoid investment fraud, and more! You’ll also learn how to invite the SEC to come present at your library.

Project Outcome will show how you can use Project Outcome Surveys to measure the impact of your financial literacy programs. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences. At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:

*   Understand the role of the SEC and how it can help them with their own financial planning, as well as financial programming in their library;

*   Be able to identify and access key investment resources for themselves and their patrons; and

*   Know how Project Outcome can help easily and effectively measure the impact their financial literacy programs are having on patrons.

This webinar is open to everyone and will be helpful for anyone interested in financial and investment planning and resources. Project Outcome is a free service provided by the Public Library Association. If you would like to enroll in Project Outcome in advance of the webinar, please do so at Project Outcome. For more financial literacy resources, visit Investor.gov,  Smart Investing, and Money Smart Week. The Public Library Association (PLA) is the largest association dedicated to supporting the unique and evolving needs of public library professionals.  Founded in 1944, PLA serves nearly 9,000 members in public libraries large and small in communities across the United States and Canada, with a growing presence around the world. PLA strives to help its members shape the essential institution of public libraries by serving as an indispensable ally for public library leaders.

Thursday, 3/16/2017    1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)

Instructors

Tom Manganello is a senior counsel in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA).  In that role, Tom researches and drafts investor alerts and bulletins, helps manage investor education content on the SEC’s website, www.Investor.gov, and conducts presentations on investor education to millennials, military, seniors, students, and other audiences, and he regularly contributes to OIEA’s social media outreach on Twitter and Facebook.

Prior to joining OIEA, Tom spent ten years in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, where he investigated violations of the federal securities laws, including insider trading, Ponzi and pyramid schemes, accounting and broker fraud, and unregistered offerings.  He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and earned a B.S. in journalism from Ohio University.

Emily Plagman is the Project Manager for PLA’s field-driven initiative, Project Outcome, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, overseeing its development and implementation. Prior to joining PLA, Emily worked as a project manager, at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning on an energy efficiency grant. Emily received her Master’s in International Public Affairs from the LaFollette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin and her Bachelor’s in Political Science at Marquette University.

THIS WEBINAR IS FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND SPACE IS LIMITED. You can register for this webinar until it begins, or until space is no longer available, whichever comes first. Please do not register unless you are sincere about attending the live webinar. Space is limited, and signing up and not attending may deprive someone else of the opportunity. Thank you for your cooperation.

If you have a physical or communication need that may affect your participation in this webinar, please contact us at plawebinars@ala.org or 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA (5752) at least two weeks prior to the registration deadline above. Without prior notification of need, we cannot attempt to provide appropriate accommodations.

Archived Recording    If you’re unable to register for this webinar, an archived recording will be freely available typically within 1–3 business of the live event. Visit PLA On-Demand Webinars for more information.

Tech Requirements  This webinar will be presented using the WebEx Event Center platform. You may listen to the audio portion of the webinar via your computer’s speakers, headphones plugged into your computer’s audio jack or USB port; or by dialing in with your telephone (your carrier’s charges may apply) or Skype (by following the process outlined by Skype to place calls to land lines). We suggest that groups, especially larger groups, plan ahead to use an LCD/LED projector in the room to project the webinar. Groups will also want to have speakers or a sound system capable of amplifying the webinar audio for the entire room. No microphone is required.

Please review WebEx Event Center technical requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: PLA provides its webinar audio through voice over IP (VoIP), which means the sound comes through speakers or headphones plugged into your computer. PLA works with its webinar platform provider to assure the highest quality audio is being delivered to attendees. However, variables over which PLA has no control—such as the speed of your Internet connection or traffic on your local network—can affect the end quality of the webinar audio delivered by your computer. Each webinar’s audio is also available by teleconference via a toll number, so we recommend you have access to a long-distance enabled phone as a backup in case you experience audio issues with VoIP. If you do encounter any problems during the webinar, you will receive a link to its archived recording within a week of the live event and can review anything you missed.

Credits or CEUs  PLA does not award credit hours, or CEUs, but will provide a boilerplate certificate of completion for this webinar, which registrants—individuals and groups—can personalize as needed.

Contact  Questions about this webinar? Please contact us at info@projectoutcome.org or 800-545-2433 ext. 5857.

Submitted by Inese Christman.