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In 2020, the Census will be conducted primarily online for the first time. Like past e-government efforts, this will likely impact libraries and libraries' technology resources as staff work to assist people in participating in the Census. The 2020 Census also presents an opportunity to increase public awareness and use of Census data. To best position libraries to support our communities in the 2020 Census, we are engaging with the Census Bureau and other stakeholders to ensure that libraries are informed and represented in the policy discussions and planning process. We are advocating for a fair, accurate, and inclusive Census that recognizes the roles libraries will play in this vital civic effort. (source: ALA)
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This guide is a product of the New York Library Complete Count Committee. It was created by the communications sub-committee.
The primary author is Carolyn Bennett Glauda of Southeastern NY Library Resources Council. Please email Carolyn for comments, suggestions, and information about broken links.
Other members of the committee are Laura Osterhout, Colleen Sadowski, and Kate Hammill.
The Census Bureau is committed to ensuring your safety as we continue to collect information through our household surveys amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on current local area conditions and federal guidance, the Census Bureau will resume limited in-person interviews for household surveys in selected states. All survey operations are subject to ongoing public health updates and assessments at the local level.
The Census Bureau will update an online map each week showing where in-person interviews are taking place. For some states, in-person interviews will only take place in a limited number of areas, depending on local conditions.