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Lightning Talk

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Many information challenges that people face in their lives will relate to managing their own personal finances. Whether they are buying a house or looking to make wise investments, attaining a combination of financial and information literacy skills can promote sound financial decision-making practices and result in long-term financial independence and well-being. Business information professionals can aid in this endeavor by providing resources and programming to develop these skills further. With the generous support of the Purdue Federal Credit Union, the Purdue Libraries have prioritized financial literacy education by fostering strategic partnerships, developing instructional materials, and incorporating personal financial competencies in information literacy instruction. This lighting talk will cover efforts made by assistant professor Zoeanna Mayhook to create a financial literacy video series and accompanying instructional materials. Further, it will include strategies for collaborating with campus and community partners, preliminary instructional outcomes, and future directions.

Available for download on Monday, October 11, 2021

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Oct 11th, 11:00 AM

Investing in Financial Literacy Education: Purdue Libraries’ Quest to Promote Financial Wellness

Many information challenges that people face in their lives will relate to managing their own personal finances. Whether they are buying a house or looking to make wise investments, attaining a combination of financial and information literacy skills can promote sound financial decision-making practices and result in long-term financial independence and well-being. Business information professionals can aid in this endeavor by providing resources and programming to develop these skills further. With the generous support of the Purdue Federal Credit Union, the Purdue Libraries have prioritized financial literacy education by fostering strategic partnerships, developing instructional materials, and incorporating personal financial competencies in information literacy instruction. This lighting talk will cover efforts made by assistant professor Zoeanna Mayhook to create a financial literacy video series and accompanying instructional materials. Further, it will include strategies for collaborating with campus and community partners, preliminary instructional outcomes, and future directions.