Today the American Library Association issued an updated Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census.
Libraries are uniquely positioned to reach groups designated by the Census Bureau as “hard-to-count,” including young children, people of color, linguistic minorities and people experiencing homelessness. The undercounting of these groups can undermine their political power and reduce access to crucial public and private resources in the communities where they live. According to a City University of New York Graduate Center analysis, 99 percent of hard-to-count areas are located within five miles of a public library.
- basic information about the census process;
- highlights of new components in the 2020 Census, such as the online response option;
- expanded list of frequently asked questions;
- a timeline of key Census dates; and
- contact information and links to the latest resources from ALA, the Census Bureau and other organizations.
Direct to Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census (Updated January 2020)
22 pages; PDF.
Direct to Complete Announcement
Direct to Additional ALA 2020 Census Resources