Everything you wanted to know about the Census, but were afraid to ask!
As Census 2020 approaches, you may find yourself facing questions from patrons who will want to know why the Census matters and how they can fill it out. In fact, you may be asking yourself what can libraries do to prepare for the Census, and why should they?
The Census is an essential component of library advocacy. The statistics gathered by counting residents are used to determine not only the state of the nation but also reapportioning congressional seats, redistricting, and the distribution of federal funds. All of this impacts the support your communities receive from the government.
Census experts will discuss the vital importance of Census 2020. You will learn why you should assist your patrons with the Census and you will be prepared to answer questions from your patrons about the Census. You will also learn how to market the Census in your library as well how to use the Census to arm yourself with demographic information and statistics for your community leaders.
Amy Brombos, Supervisory Partnership Specialist, New York Regional Census Center, Field Division, U.S. Census Bureau
David Kraiker, Data Dissemination & GIS Specialist, Customer Liaison & Marketing Services Office, Data Dissemination and Training Branch, U.S. Census Bureau
Mary Jean Jakubowski, Director, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Charles Lyons, Director, Butler Library, Buffalo State College
Robert M. Adelman, Chair, Department of Sociology, University at Buffalo
Grace Riario, Executive Director, Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS)
Lunch will be provided.
Professional Development Workshop: Protest and Citizenship: Using Primary Sources to Create Evidence-Based Arguments
2 Professional Development Sessions that Support C3 Framework and Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards
Mondays, December 2 and 9, 2019 from 8:30am-2:30pm
Location: WNYLRC Training Center (4950 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY)
The goal of this professional development program is to:
Each attendee will be required to attend two full day sessions:
We are very excited to launch this new program for interdisciplinary civic engagement learning and hope that you will participate in a unique endeavor that offers the best from the ELA and social sciences fields.
Dr. Ann Rivera, Director, Writing Across the Curriculum, Chair, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at Villa Maria College, and member of the Buffalo Board of Education
Heidi Ziemer, Outreach & Digital Services Coordinator, Western New York Library Resources Council, and Teaching with Primary Sources Professional Development Provider Institute Coach
Stipends are available to reimburse the cost of substitute teachers
CTLE credit will be available and lunch will be provided
This program is sponsored in part by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region Program, coordinated by Waynesburg University.