ALA Releases Updated Version of the “Libraries’ Guide To The 2020 Census”
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.
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Direct to Additional ALA 2020 Census Resources
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.