Apply by Nov. 22 for Library Census Equity Fund
The American Library Association (ALA) is accepting applications for Library Census Equity Fund mini-grants until Nov. 22. ALA will provide 25 libraries with $2,000 mini-grants to bolster their service to hard-to-count communities and help achieve a complete count in the 2020 Census.
Census hiring: Nov. 6 webinar and new tip sheet
The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring 500,000 temporary workers for the 2020 Census through an online application process. To achieve a complete count in the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau needs to recruit qualified and diverse applicants in every part of the country. To learn how libraries can promote awareness of 2020 Census job opportunities, register for ALA’s free webinar on Nov. 6 and read ALA’s new tip sheet, “How Can My Library Increase Awareness of 2020 Census Hiring?” (PDF).
Preparing your library for the Census: Nov. 14 webinar and new tip sheet
With the 2020 Census just a few months away, how can libraries prepare, and what funding sources may be available to support libraries’ preparations and activities? Learn more at ALA’s free webinar on Nov. 14 and read ALA’s new tip sheet, “Preparing My Library for the 2020 Census” (PDF).
Trustees invited to become Library Census Champions
Library Census Champions is a new network of state, local and tribal library Trustees helping their libraries and communities prepare for the 2020 Census. Elected and appointed library Trustees can sign up to become a Library Census Champion and receive free information, resources, and actions to take to ensure a fair and accurate census. To learn more about this program, Register to watch the recording on-demand.
Census resources from ALACheck ala.org/census for updates through the 2020 Census as ALA continues to add new resources. For instance, find Libraries Transform images, template presentation slides (PPTX) and presenter notes (PDF)
- November 6, 2019: Webinar: “Connecting Your Community to 2020 Census Jobs”
- November 14, 2019: Webinar: “Preparing Your Library for the 2020 Census”
- January 25, 2019: ALA Midwinter Meeting: “2020 Census: How Libraries Can Support a Complete Count”
- February 28, 2019: PLA Conference: “2020 Census Countdown: What You Need to Know Now”