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August 28, 2019

The State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce the creation of the Ohio Library 2020 Census Committee. For the first time in United States history, the forthcoming Census will offer an online option to respond. As community hubs with internet access, libraries will play a critical role in ensuring all Ohioans are counted. The Ohio Library 2020 Census Committee aims to provide resources to public, school, academic, and special libraries to help them navigate the process. Libraries are essential to every community, campus, student, and patron that comes through its doors or connects online. Library staff can use their trusted role to answer questions, provide resources, and educate their users about the importance of the Census.

The objectives of the committee are to assist the State Library of Ohio in disseminating up-to-date information about the Census to library staff all over Ohio. Committee members will help create or update content on the State Library of Ohio’s Census Resource Page (going live soon).

We are seeking committee members who are willing to connect with their colleagues and professional networks to communicate important updates and resources related to the 2020 Census. We are looking for front-line and administrative library staff in academic, school, public, and special libraries, representing the four quadrants of the State, as well as Central Ohio. Committee-related communication will be carried-out virtually via email and/or conference call.

If interested, please send a resume, letter of support from your administration, and 250 words stating why you are interested in being part of the Ohio Library 2020 Census Committee by September 13th.  Questions and application materials can be sent to Library Consultant Erin Kelsey.

Media Contact:

Marsha McDevitt-Stredney, Public Information Officer and Director, Marketing & Communications (614) 644-6875 marshams@library.ohio.gov