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ALA President Dr. Camila Alire on Libraries & the Census

October 13, 2009

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Dr. Camila Alire on libraries & the Census:

“The accuracy of census data is critical to policy and decision makers in both Washington, D.C., and the state and local government,” said ALA President Dr. Camila Alire.  “Not only do census data influence how trillions of dollars will be spent over the next 10 years, the data also help shape planning decisions in the local community such as services to the library to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.”

“As an extension of our national partnership with the Census Bureau, ALA asks all librarians to help educate people about the importance of filling out and returning the census questionnaire, as well as reminding them that all responses are confidential.”

Read the full article “American Library Association Becomes 2010 Census Partner” here.

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