Children's Services Roundtable: 2020 Census
Did you know that children birth through 4 are among the most undercounted populations in the decennial Census count? In 2010, young children had an especially high undercount of 4.6%, or nearly 1 million. Since programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, school lunches, Head Start, WIC, and Title I use Census data to calculate and distribute federal funds, an undercount of one of our most vulnerable populations impacts the availability of funding for providing resources to the very group that needs it the most.
Libraries will play a critical role in the 2020 Census, which is the first census that will be conducted online. Join us for a discussion about how youth services librarians can help children and families be counted. We'll discuss programming ideas and brainstorm ways to embed Census information into the services you are already providing. The last 30 minutes of the meeting will be reserved for open discussion and networking.
If any reasonable accommodation is needed to ensure equal access or participation, contact the Office of Library and Information Services at (401) 574-9300 not less than three (3) business days in advance of the meeting or program date. More advanced notice is highly advisable.
Related LibGuide: Children's Services Roundtable by Danielle Margarida
- Tuesday, February 4, 2020
- 1:30pm - 3:30pm
- Woonsocket Public Library
- Event Type:
- OLIS Continuing Education