For immediate release | October 24, 2019

ALA opens registration for free webinar: Connecting Your Community to 2020 Census jobs

WASHINGTON - The American Library Association (ALA) is hosting a free webinar for library staff, “Connecting Your Community to 2020 Census Jobs,” to be held on November 6, 2019, at 12:00 noon Eastern Time.

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring 500,000 temporary workers for the 2020 Census through an online application process. To achieve a complete count in the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau needs to recruit qualified and diverse applicants in every part of the country.

The webinar will feature a panel of speakers from the library community and the Census Bureau discussing how libraries can promote awareness of 2020 Census job opportunities. Additionally, ALA will introduce its newest resource for libraries on preparing for the 2020 Census, "How Can My Library Increase Awareness of 2020 Census Hiring?

Presenters will include:

  • Michelle Carnes, Division Chief, Chicago Public Library;
  • Sharon Lovett-Graff, Branch Manager, New Haven (CT) Free Public Library;
  • Tim Olson, Associate Director for Field Operations, U.S. Census Bureau; and
  • Gavin Baker, Deputy Director, ALA Public Policy & Advocacy office.

The webinar will be offered at no cost to attendees and is presented by ALA’s Public Policy & Advocacy office. Registration is required (click here).

For more information on ALA’s efforts to support a fair, inclusive and complete count in the 2020 Census, visit

To connect on social media, follow @ALALibrary, #CountOnLibraries, #2020Census.


Shawnda Hines

Assistant Director, Communications

Public Policy and Advocacy Office

(202) 628-8410