Counting every person once and only once and in the right place every 10 years is an enormous undertaking that has vast implications for political representation and more than $800 billion in federal funding for states and localities. Achieving this complete count in the 2020 Census will require hiring more than 500,000 temporary workers. Public libraries can play a central role in helping community members learn about and apply for these jobs, and a new tip sheet from the ALA can help. How Can My Library Increase Awareness of 2020 Census Hiring highlights key information for libraries about the US Census Bureau’s hiring effort.
Public Libraries Online, Aug. 20