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Stacey Mulligan

Young children (ages 0-5) are considered “hard-to-count” because the Census Bureau finds them challenging to interview, locate or contact! Cultural and linguistic barriers only compound this issue.  Libraries across the United States are responding in innovative ways. In Phoenix,...

Library Trustees and the 2020 Census Trustees can play a key role in the 2020 Census by serving as Library Trustee Champions.  Trustees are fiscally responsible for their library and naturally concerned with an accurate Census Count.  As key community leaders, this is an opportunity...

Over $100 million federal dollars go to libraries each year, with distribution to states based on population.  The Census results will affect at least $1 Billion of library funding over the next decade.  Access this ALA report or go directly to the Counting for Dollars site. What...

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for Library Census Equity Fund mini-grants. Applications are due 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...

February 27, 2019 — Libraries and the 2020 Census: 3:00 PM EST – 4:00 PM EST  State and local governments are organizing for the upcoming 2020 Census.  Hear from librarians who have been involved with Complete Count efforts.   Learn more and Register here  ...