Virtual Currencies for Librarians (Free Webinar)

Virtual Currencies for Librarians (Free Webinar)

This is a free webinar from ALA

Virtual currencies, like Bitcoin, have attracted significant attention lately. What are virtual currencies, though? Where can a consumer find accurate information? 

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (the Bureau) will host a webinar to help library staff better understand how virtual currency markets operate, identify reliable resources they can share, and help patrons avoid fraud. This webinar will feature speakers from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the North American Securities Administrators Association. Each organization will showcase free and unbiased materials you may use in your library to help consumers get a better understanding of virtual currencies. 

Step 1:  To join the webinar on July 19, please go to the following link at the time of the webinar:   
(Note that this webinar link will not be live until the day of the webinar).

Step 2:  Listen to the audio by dialing 888-795-5920 and entering participant passcode 86-512-51.

If you have any questions about this webinar—or about the Bureau’s Libraries Initiative—please contact Ken McDonnell at

Thursday, July 19, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online - at your computer
ALA Free Webinar

To register for a DLD workshop or webinar, you must be a current staff member, Friend, or Board Member/Trustee of a library in CT. If you are an unemployed librarian in CT, please contact Steve Cauffman (  or 860-704-2223) to register.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend a workshop you have registered for, please remember to cancel at least 3 days in advance so we can give your spot to someone else. You can cancel via the link in your confirmation email, or by contacting Steve Cauffman | (860) 704-2223.

Those who miss (without cancelling) 3 events within a 6-month period will be placed on the waiting list when registering for future events. Be sure to sign in when you arrive for any workshop.

Inclement Weather Policy

For all in-person workshops offered by the CT State Library, Division of Library Development:

If the public schools in the town where the workshop is to be held close due to weather, the workshop will be canceled. If the schools have a delay, the workshop will go on as scheduled.

For the most up-to-date information, call us at 860-704-2200.

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Continuing Education workshops and the professional development collection are funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.