Northeast Ohio Regional Library System - Event Information
2020 Census and Libraries: Key Details and Strategies
The Census is an important measure of the U.S. population that impacts every segment of American life. Accurate Census counts help fund Federal programs and help states and cities/towns maximize resources and programs. The 2020 Census is important because it will be the first time participants may complete the Census online.
Using resources primarily provided by the Census Bureau and the American Library Association, participants will identify key Census tasks and the target dates/timelines for each.
By examining a list of frequently-asked questions and other related resources, participants will be able to recognize several ways libraries of all types can help their communities achieve optimum Census counts.
Using details associated with completing the Census online, participants have the opportunity to list several ways libraries can support the online option and use this information to design their own online option support strategy.
Tom Adamich is a Digital Asset Librarian (since 2011), certified teacher-librarian (since 2000), and a librarian since 1991. A graduate of the Kent State University (Ohio) School of Library/Information Science and KSU College of Education (School Library Media Certification), Tom was a teacher-librarian and consultant for the Indian Valley Local Schools (Ohio) from 1999-2009 and is president of the Visiting Librarian Service, a contract librarian firm he has operated on a full or part-time basis since 1993.