The Library's Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons

full name / name of organization: 
Carol Smallwood
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We are exploring for interest in a possible anthology by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers about librarians working to help patrons with financial literacy. Possible topics include:

What is financial literacy and why should we care?
Financial literacy: do libraries have a role?
Collection development to support patron financial literacy
Seeking and using collaborators in the financial industry
Job hunting help
Tax preparation programs
Any specific topic that touches on financial literacy
Recognizing fraud:
Case studies, what works and what doesn't
Case studies for supporting financial literacy in libraries

If you can contribute a 3,000-4,000 word chapter, (with 1 or 2 co-authors or solo) please send 1-3 topics/short paragraph(s)/bio for each author of what you could contribute to: smallwood@tm.net by September 30, 2014 with FIN as Subject. Complimentary copy per accepted chapter.