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  ALA has created a plethora of useful Census-related resources.  If you missed ALA’s sold-out webinar “Responding Online to the 2020 Census: What Libraries Need to Know” the recording is now available. I was impressed by the clear way that ALA outlined information...

The 2020 Census will officially begin Jan. 21st, 2020 in the Alaska Native village of Toksook Bay, Alaska, on the Bering Sea! Libraries in Pennsylvania have been preparing for months.  Read how Blasco Library in Erie hosted a Census Ambassador Training! One of the best ways to...

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...

Stacey Mulligan, State Library Development Advisor and E-Rate contact for public libraries, directs your attention to the email below from Julie Tritt-Schell, PA E-rate coordinator.  Please also see the Official USAC Notice (below Julie’s note) regarding the extension.  Julie...

Julie Tritt-Schell, Pennsylvania E-rate Coordinator, has been working with the State Library to resolve some confusion and questions surrounding the E-rate calculation process.  Please contact Stacey Mulligan (Library Development Advisor) at 717-783-5744 or smulligan@pa.gov with...