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Chaper Advocacy Exchange: Libraries and the 2020 Census - Shared screen with speaker view
Kaycee Shiley
01:00:57
66 in North FL, but we're rainy
Mary Rose Quinn
01:01:02
I was in Washington DC yesterday and did not need to wear a coat. It is 16 degrees here in Boston today.
Cathy VH - OK
01:02:22
Hi All - Cathy Van Hoy from Oklahoma Dept of Libraries - freakish 22 degrees here
Larra Clark
01:03:00
Yes, Jaime.
Michelle Perera
01:03:19
is there a limit on attendees? Some people are emailing me saying they can’t get in because it’s full.
Joaquin Falcon
01:03:25
Hi Jamie - we're on, and all speakers can be heard on this end. Let me know if you're still having issues!
Larra Clark
01:03:55
@Michelle: I think it's 300, so we should be ok...
Joaquin Falcon
01:04:58
It's capped at about 100, unfortunately, but everyone will get a recording link - we've had a ton of registrants today.
Joaquin Falcon
01:05:15
Excellent!
Mariel Colbert
01:07:14
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/govinfo/census
Mariel Colbert
01:09:20
Census 2020: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/ALACensusBrief.pdf
Mariel Colbert
01:14:38
Hardest to County Communities: https://www.censushardtocountmaps2020.us/
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01:18:27 Mariel Colbert:California: https://www.cla-net.org/page/807
Larra Clark
01:18:58
Please feel free to shoot us questions in the chat if anything comes to mind...
Gavin Baker
01:19:41
And our contact information is on the ALA Census page and will on an upcoming slide, if you need to get in touch later on!
Linda Zellmer
01:21:09
The U.S. Census Bureau's Hard To Count Map is here: https://www.censushardtocountmaps2020.us/
Mariel Colbert
01:25:33
More information on Montana's Complete Count Committee can be found here: http://ceic.mt.gov/Census2020/CompleteCountCommittee
Linda Zellmer
01:34:54
During the 2010 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau had a set of educational materials titled "Its In Our Hands" that were geared towards schools and teachers, but I used it in our library. Does the Census Bureau have educational materials for the 2020 Census yet?
Larra Clark
01:37:08
Who is going to talk about NY?
Joe Natale
01:37:13
I'm here!
Mariel Colbert
01:37:15
For more information on Illinois, visit: www.illinoiscensus2020.com
Gavin Baker
01:37:25
Larra, I will
Larra Clark
01:37:28
If Gavin, he could speak to the citizenship question.
Larra Clark
01:37:43
Thanks Gavin.
Larra Clark
01:38:07
Or you could pass to me, if you wanted...
Arlene Weible
01:39:09
I have been told by local Census staff that there will be school materials about 2020 Census. Keep an eye on the Census in Schools part of their web site: https://www.census.gov/schools/
Larra Clark
01:39:10
Thanks for the question, Carey. We'll address after the state info...
Larra Clark
01:40:19
Thanks Linda and Arlene. It's still early in development cycle for materials for the 2020 Census, but we know they're working on them. Thanks for sharing the link.
Gavin Baker
01:40:25
Some resources from the Census Bureau are available at https://www.census.gov/partners
Gavin Baker
01:40:48
And we will link out to major resources from the ALA webpage at http://www.ala.org/advocacy/govinfo/census
Larra Clark
01:41:21
Yes, that's right Diane, Forefront is an Illinois funder, but there are funders working in many states, so folks should check if there are community funders or groups of funders working on the 2020 Census.
Gavin Baker
01:43:55
To contact a representative of the Census Bureau in your community, reach out to the regional office that covers your area: https://www.census.gov/regions
Michael Dowling
01:47:12
JoAnne, good suggestion. We'll look into it.
Larra Clark
01:47:19
Thanks for the idea, JoAnn. I don't think this was on our radar, so it's good to think about.
Joe Natale
01:47:56
The Illinois State Library is encouraging public libraries to allow non-residents to use computers to fill out online census forms.
Diane Foote
01:48:11
Thank you, Joe, excellent point!
Diane Foote
01:48:34
Illinois State Library grant for census participation: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/services/grants.html
Lynnette Saeger
01:49:34
I am unclear as to whether the census will be available to complete by citizens online only, or will there be a paper option too?
Diane Foote
01:49:48
Forefront (Illinois umbrella organizing group) grants for census outreach: https://myforefront.org/news/illinois-count-me-2020-grant-application-now-live
Larra Clark
01:50:59
Good question, Melissa. People can respond in three ways: by phone, online and by paper.
Diane Foote
01:51:16
Here are all the states covered by the US Census Bureau Chicago Region: https://www.census.gov/about/regions/chicago.html
Larra Clark
01:51:31
If folks are not comfortable with technology, it might be faster by phone.
Arlene Weible
01:51:48
Our local complete count committee has decided to not do a lot of outreach until the citizenship question has been settled.
Larra Clark
01:51:51
Gavin might know more from his experience in 2010 about what the average amount of time is...
Lynnette Saeger
01:52:48
Exactly when in 2020 will the census begin?
Gavin Baker
01:53:53
Lynnette, the first mailings inviting people to respond to the Census will start in mid-March 2020.
Annie Norman
01:55:41
Our federal rep suggests that we hold a statewide launch in libraries on April 1, 2019, the one year countdown
Arlene Weible
01:56:01
Based on my own experience, when contacting your local Census regional office, make sure to ask for the Census 2020 partnership specialists for your state ... they are distinct from the regular staff in the Regional Office
Melissa Renner
01:56:18
Indiana http://www.census.indiana.edu/htc.html
Larra Clark
01:56:32
One other thing that will happen earlier is people applying for Census jobs and getting trained. All of this will also happen online. This also is an advocacy opportunity to talk about how libraries support workforce opportunities.
Mariel Colbert
01:57:45
Next Chapter Advocacy Exchange: https://bit.ly/2NhUIyh
Megan Cusick
01:57:52
Gavin Baker: gbaker@alawash.org
Megan Cusick
01:58:03
Larra Clark: lclark@ala.org
Mariel Colbert
01:58:17
Please complete this short survey: https://bit.ly/2SNP3Ge
Cathy VH - OK
01:58:33
put survey link here please
Larra Clark
01:58:53
Thanks Norene. I know the Census Bureau welcomes library support in letting folks know about the job opportunities!
Larra Clark
01:58:58
Thanks everyone!!
Diane Foote
01:59:01
Bye everyone!
Mariel Colbert
01:59:01
hi Cathy it's posted above
Kathy Welko
01:59:14
Thank you to all the panelists and speakers.
Megan Cusick
01:59:15
Thanks, everyone!
Marci Merola
01:59:22
thank you!