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ALA to host free webinar, release tip sheet on preparing for 2020 Census

Free webinar and new ALA resource highlights funding opportunities for libraries in preparation for 2020 Census 

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) announced a free webinar for library staff, “Preparing Your Library for the 2020 Census,” to be held on November 14, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Libraries are essential partners in achieving an accurate and complete count in the 2020 Census. This webinar will highlight key information for libraries about the upcoming Census and its potential impacts on libraries, as well as ideas for funding sources to support libraries’ 2020 Census preparations and activities. Presenters will include representatives from libraries, funders, and ALA.

The webinar will also introduce a new publication from ALA, “Preparing My Library for the 2020 Census.”

The webinar will be offered at no cost to attendees and is presented by ALA’s Public Policy & Advocacy office. Registration is required.

ALA is offering a series of webinars on key aspects of the 2020 Census for libraries:

  • November 6: “Connecting Your Community to 2020 Census Jobs”
  • November 14: “Preparing Your Library for the 2020 Census”
  • Additional topics to be announced

For more information on ALA’s efforts to support a fair, inclusive and complete count in the 2020 Census, visit To connect on social media, follow #CountOnLibraries, #2020Census.


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