In this episode, Larra Clark, PLA and ALA Washington Office Public Policy and Advocacy Deputy Director, and Michelle Perera, Director of the Pasadena (California) Public Library discuss the 2020 census. With billions in federal funding at stake over the next ten years, it is crucial for libraries that an accurate count is taken. Clark and Perera detail how to help your community participate, how to partner with local organizations to reach sections of the community at risk of being undercounted, and more.
Resources for this Podcast:
- ALA Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census and related resources: www.ala.org/census
- California Library Association Census & Sensibility guide: https://claleadership.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Census-Sensability-Final.pdf
- Public Libraries Info-Graphic on the 2020 Census: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/govinfo/Sign-ons/PLA%20Infographic.pdf