The LCCC has received a grant from the Revson Foundation for training sessions based on the Digital Equity Lab's Curriculum.
Registration is free, and made possible by funds granted from the Charles H. Revson Foundation. The statements made and views expressed, however, are solely the responsibility of Empire State Library Network.
The training sub-committee planners are currently reaching out to trainers and locations, so if you haven't heard from us yet, you will soon.
The Digital Equity Laboratory is thrilled to announce the release of their manual: Preparing for the First Digital Census. This manual is for anyone who intends to work with communities towards a complete count during Census 2020. If you or your organization is considering providing internet access or digital tools and services, the curricula and tools in this manual will help you create safe digital and non-digital pathways to participation for your patrons or community. We also hope it can help you and your organization decide which role to play.
Thank you for being a part of our pilot workshops and for your invaluable feedback. We'd like to extend our sincere appreciation to our hosts across the state: Metropolitan New York Library Council, Ramapo Catskills Library System, Queens Public Library), Pioneer Library System, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Brooklyn Public Library, and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.
The Library Complete Count Committee (LCCC) will be taking forward this curriculum as we collectively prepare for the 2020 Census.
On Dec. 16, ALA will host a free webinar for library staff, “Library Programs and Partnerships in the 2020 Census.” The webinar will highlight key opportunities for libraries to collaborate with community partners and provide informational programs in the upcoming Census. Strategies for libraries to reach groups at risk of being undercounted in the 2020 Census will be emphasized. Free registration is required.