Data Counts! Using Data Literacy to Reach Hard-to-Count Communities

Your Name and Title: Jeff Lambert, Digital Literacy Coordinator

Library, School, or Organization Name: Queens Public Library

Co-Presenter Name(s): NA

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: New York City, United States

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Public Libraries

Short Session Description (one line): As the country prepares for its first digital decennial census, how can libraries leverage open data resources to reach hard-to-count communities?

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): The Census Bureau's shift to a digital decennial census presents major concerns for organizations committed to digital inclusion. The threat of undercount is magnified by disparities in Internet access and digital literacy skills. Queens Public Library, in partnership with the NYC Mayor's Office of Data Analytics, is using data literacy programming to promote Census 2020 awareness in hard-to-count communities. Learn how QPL plans to promote a fair and accurate count through workshops teaching community members how to access, understand and utilize open data resources.

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: www,queenslibrary.org

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