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Author: Emily Sheketoff

Emily Sheketoff is the former Associate Executive Director of the American Library Association's Washington Office.

Financial education resources for library staff

In order to better reach consumers and aid them in making financial decisions, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) works to identify resources and community partnerships that can help libraries offer financial education programming. Their hope is that public libraries will become a resource for consumers looking for information surrounding…

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ConnectED Library Card Challenge seeks new recruits

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) are seeking 60 new communities to participate in the second round of the ConnectED Library Card Challenge. The program will expand on the successes from the first round of the program by “documenting successful partnership models…

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Tax Forms Outlet Program deadline approaches

Libraries participating in the Tax Forms Outlet Program (TFOP) for filing season 2017 should be aware that orders for 2016 tax forms can now be placed. The deadline to submit orders is November 28, 2016. TFOP participants can submit orders via email to pdf.orders@eforms.enterprise.irs.gov using the Form 8635, Order for Tax Forms Outlet Program…

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Department of Labor recommends Workforce Boards work with libraries

Monday afternoon I attended the Department of Labor’s Customer Centered Design Challenge, which is all about how groups are implementing new workforce programs. I started out sitting next to Teresa Hitchcock from Bakersfield, California. She was telling me that she reached out to Nancy Kerr, her local library director and…

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