These upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog.
Laying Out the Welcome Mat: Asset Mapping to Better Serve the Immigrant Community
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern ♦ 60 minutes Registration
As of 2016, more than 43 million immigrants were living in the US, and that number is growing. Immigration can breathe new life into the local economy as young workers replace retiring baby boomers, open new businesses, and become active consumers. Libraries can ease immigrants’ transition into the community by acting as a resource hub. Asset mapping encourages libraries to go out into their communities and uncover and assess the resources available to immigrants. The information they gather gives the insight libraries need to develop programming to serve these patrons and help them thrive. This webinar will discuss how asset mapping can facilitate community entry for immigrants by helping libraries better understand the needs of this population and address those needs through service and program development.
When I’m 64: Financial Literacy Resources for Those Nearing and in Retirement
Thursday, July 26, 2018 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern ♦ 30 minutes Registration
Patrons’ financial interests and questions often highlight the complexity that an aging America faces as individuals transition to their golden years. Issues such as how much to save for retirement, protecting ourselves and our families from fraud, and helping loved ones manage their assets can be daunting for library staff tasked with directing patrons to reliable information. This webinar explores free resources provided by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (formerly Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) that can help consumers navigate some of these complexities. You’ll also hear about programming and resources from the Kansas City Public Library that help patrons as they near their retirement years—valuable information for you and your patrons!