Kids Count in the 2020 Census

Kids Count in the 2020 Census by Katie Springer As much as we’ve seen and heard so far about 2020 Census outreach, there are still parts of the U.S. population that are at risk of being undercounted. Children five years old and younger (even babies!) run the risk of not being counted, and therefore not receiving the federal and state funding

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Government Information Day Postponed

Government Information Day Postponed Due to concerns related to COVID-19, Government Information Day 2020, originally scheduled for May 14th at the Indiana State Library, will be postponed until later this summer. An exact date for the event has not been set. New announcements will be sent whenever there are changes or updates to GID 2020. The hope is to present

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FDLP Webinars Available

With most libraries in the state closing due to COVID-19, opportunities are available for continuing education. Indiana public librarians are able to earn LEUs by watching webinars through the FDLP Academy Webinars & Webcasts. The webinars are free for anyone to view, last 1 hour, and are generally posted 3 days after the event. As a pre-approved provider for LEUs,

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Government Information Day 2020 Registration & Presenters

Registration is now open for Government Information Day 2020. The 1-day conference will occur Thursday May 14, 2020 at the Indiana State Library. GID2020 will feature presentations on topics relating to state, federal, and census data information. During the day, there will be no-conflict opportunities for attendees to visit exhibitors’ information booths. The event is free to attend, and offers

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We’re Counting on You for the 2020 Census!

By: Katie Springer, Government Information Librarian and Coordinator, State Data Center Program, Indiana State Library  This is the first week of the year. What does that mean? It’s time for the 2020 Census! This week, in the far reaches of remote Alaska, the U.S. Census Bureau has started collecting the first data for the 2020 Census. Why is this important? This means that efforts are

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Indiana SDC Network 2019 Annual Affiliate Gathering

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Indiana Government Conference Center ROOM 12, Indiana Government Campus South Indianapolis, IN 46204 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1:00 PM Welcome, Updates on Indiana and the 2020 Census Katie Springer, Indiana State Data Center 1:45PM The new Data.Census.gov! Kanin Reese, Chief, Dissemination Outreach Branch U.S. Census Bureau KaNin Reese is the Chief of the Dissemination Outreach

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Teaching Veterans Day

Americans celebrate every November 11 to honor veterans who have ever served. Formerly known as Armistice Day, Veterans’ Day initially honored the ending of World War 1, November 11, 1918. The day official became a holiday in 1938 following proclamation by President Roosevelt. After World War II and the Korean War, President Eisenhower broadened the scope of the holiday by

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Constitution Day 2019

September 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day! The date commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. The federal government created several games, activities, and guides to help educators, students, and citizens learn more about our country’s Constitution and civic duties. Is your library interested in commemorating Constitution Day? Below are a list of resources and fun activities

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Libraries and the 2020 Census

In December of last year, Kathy Kozenski from the Geography Educators’ Network of Indiana and I brought a giant 15′ x 21′ Indiana floor map1 to the Vigo County Public Library for a program called “Get On The Map!” Library patrons, ages 3 to 15, joined us in learning about state geography as we walked in socked feet across cities, lakes, rivers and

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