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Fwd: [BUSLIB-L] RUSA-BRASS Preconference at ALA Annual focusing on Financial Regulation and Consumer Protection

  • 1.  Fwd: [BUSLIB-L] RUSA-BRASS Preconference at ALA Annual focusing on Financial Regulation and Consumer Protection

    Posted 02-20-2019 18:39
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    From: Bobray J. Bordelon <bordelon@princeton.edu>
    Date: Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 11:51 AM
    Subject: [BUSLIB-L] RUSA-BRASS Preconference at ALA Annual focusing on Financial Regulation and Consumer Protection
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    Dear Business and Economics Librarians,

    Come and hear the experts from the government agencies navigate the world of financial regulation and consumer protection so that you can better help your constituents and be a more informed consumer and investor.


    Guardians of the (Financial) Galaxy: How Financial Regulators Generate Free Data, Tools, and Information Along the Way
    Friday, June 21, 2019 - 8:30am -4:00pm
    Event Code: RUS4

    Ticket pricing:

    ALA Member: $100/$130/$150 - Other Member: $30 - Non-Member: $310/$360 - RUSA Members: $80/$100

    Computers have brought in a dynamic access to data and information. In the finance world there are 10+ financial agencies and federal watchdog groups committed to protecting consumers in the fast-moving realm of financial technology, also known as Fintech. Consumers today have ever greater options to store, share, and spend money with the aid of new technologies entering the market at breakneck speed. These emerging financial technologies can empower consumers by providing greater financial choices and unprecedented convenience. At the same time, companies offering these exciting new products must keep in mind important consumer protection principles as they continue to innovate for consumers' benefit.


    Based in Washington, D.C. each regulator does something unique in service to public officials and other American citizens. Who are these agencies? What do they do? What output do they generate that will be of interest and use to patrons of business, economic, policy, and government librarians? This output is in the public domain and available to be used in the financial technology (FInTech) world.

    This Pre-Conference will take representatives from the agencies that regulate consumer protection, investments, and retail banking and have a librarian lead a discussion.


    Librarians Jennifer Boettcher (Georgetown University), Bobray Bordelon (Princeton University), and Richard Huffine (FDIC Library) will lead the discussions with government insiders.

    https://2019.alaannual.org/registration/ticketed-events#RUSA



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    Jennifer C. Boettcher

    MLS and MBA

    Business Information Consultant

    Georgetown University

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    Co-Author of "Industry Research Using the Economic Census," (Greenwood Press, 2004)


    Honored with Vicennial Medal and 2010 BRASS Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship