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Please see the following from the FTC.

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> From: "Kando-Pineda, Carol A." <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: September 12, 2017 at 2:05:57 PM EDT
> To: "Kando-Pineda, Carol A." <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: FTC's listening session for public librarians
> 
> Good afternoon,
> I’m reaching out to you as a leader in the library community and asking for your help in sharing this with your public librarians.
>  
> The Federal Trade Commission wants to hear from you – we’ve worked with libraries for many years to distribute free materials and tips for consumers to help them avoid scams, recover from identity theft, and make wise buys. We’re creating new materials especially for public librarians to use for patron advice and programming.
>  
> Please share this invitation with your staff and colleagues. You or they can get on the phone and tell us what you think during our 15-minute listening session.
> ·       What consumer topics are the most needed for patrons? (for instance, budgeting/money management, credit and debt; avoiding scams; recovering from identity theft; others?)
> ·       What formats work best for your patrons (for instance, bookmarks, brochures, short videos, webinars, podcasts, FB Live, Twitter chats, other social media content, other?)
> ·       What formats work best for the librarian as they research the topic for a patron or put together programming (perhaps an online list of links for a deeper dive on certain topics, a brochure, slide presentations, podcasts, other?)
>  
> Sept 19  11:00 am PT|2:00 pm ET
>  
> To RSVP and get the call-in number, email Carol at [log in to unmask]
> Can’t make a session? We would greatly appreciate any thoughts, however brief, you have on this – you can email me at [log in to unmask]
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> Many thanks for helping us serve librarians and patrons better.
>  
> All the best,
> Carol
>  
> Carol Kando-Pineda| Counsel|Division of Consumer & Business Education
> Federal Trade Commission| [log in to unmask]
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