When: April 24, 6:30 PM
Where: 599 11th Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY
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METRO Library Council is convening a panel of library professionals from throughout the state to discuss their preparations for the 2020 census.

The challenges for libraries are manifold: this coming census is the first to move to a digital collection method, and the U.S. government is moving to collect data on  citizenship. In spite of these barriers, a fair and accurate count is required to ensure representation and allocation of funds from the federal government. The event will discuss how libraries across the state are preparing for an  influx of census-related inquiries from their communities and the implications of the move to a digital census.

What tools and tactics are needed to ensure a quality count while protecting the  privacy of our patrons? How can we work together to ensure that  libraries are provided with all the resources they need to operationalize the census at scale?

The Digital Equity Lab's Greta Byrum will moderate a panel that includes: Caroline Ashby (Nassau County Library System), Mary Lou Carolan (Newburgh Free Library), Anita Favretto (The New York Public Library), Tara Lannen-Stanton (Queens Library), Lauren Moore (Pioneer Library System), Jesse Montero (Brooklyn Public Library), and Grace Riario (Ramapo Catskill Library System).

Tickets and additional details are available on the Eventbrite page. Please consider joining us!