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12/1 Meeting Recap

December 3, 2009

In attendance at this month’s meeting were Laura Frank from the Indiana Arts Commission, Sara Meier from the Indiana State Museum, and Elizabeth Schoettle, Katie Springer, and Virginia Vought from the Indiana State Library.

9-28 Meeting Update

Subcommittee members reported on their work promoting the Census.  The Indiana State Museum has not yet created the slide promoting the Census for display before IMAX films.  Once it’s finished, Sara will work to get a copy of the slide to share.

The State Library is still waiting to receive the “billboard” image promoting the Census for their website.  Liz reported that she and others at the library will be meeting next week to plan activities for Census Day in April.  Katie recommended the new federal Census website.  She has made a PowerPoint presentation about answering questions on the Census and will host free sessions to the public, with no required registration.  The first will be held on February 18th at the State Library.  Please e-mail her for more information.  You can also e-mail Katie or Liz if you would like Katie to host the workshop at your organization, event, or for your employees.

The Census banner is available to display at your events or programs.  It is an attractive, free-standing vertical poster.  Contact Carol Graham at the Indiana State Library to book: cgraham@library.in.gov.

Our next meeting will be held Tuesday, January 28th at 2PM in Roberta Brooker’s office (Room 403) at the Indiana State Library.  We will all work on finalizing our plans for our actual promotion work in order to start putting them in place in January.  Please also be thinking of how you might get the word out to your networks and think about how you might promote or celebrate Census Day, April 1, 2011.

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12/1 Meeting Reminder

November 24, 2009

Remember – our next Cultural Institutions Subcommittee meeting is Tuesday, December 1st at 2PM at the Indiana State Library, Room 407.

To Do:

We will continue to look in our networks for subcommittee partners, work on low-hanging fruit, and begin to plan our actual promotion work at the upcoming events we’ve identified.

Catch Up:

If you missed our October meeting, click here to read the meeting update.

Census at the Hoosier Outdoor Experience

November 17, 2009

The 2010 Census was a sponsor to the first annual Hoosier Outdoor Experience this year at Fort Harrison Park on September 26-27.  They purchased t-shirts for our volunteers to wear.  This event brought in  approximately 13,000 people from all over the state over the weekend.

Indianapolis Colts’ Jermaine Cheney and the 2010 Census

November 17, 2009

Indiana DNR and the 2010 Census

November 17, 2009

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is taking a greater role in promoting the 2010 Census and we encourage our various constituent groups to fully participate.

What’s in it for us?

State Wildlife grants are issued based on the ratio of the population of the state relative to the population of the total U.S.  These grants are used for surveying and monitoring activities for a wide variety of nongame wildlife and critical habitats, university research projects designed to allow DNR to obtain critical survey, monitoring and selected species research information by leveraging university expertise and technical assistance with wildlife diversity of concern to Indiana residents.

New 2010 Census Web site

November 10, 2009

census website

The Census Bureau has launched their new Web site, 2010census.gov.

Site Features
In the marquee, hear real people from all walks of life and from communities across America express their questions about the Census and get the real answers.

In the Whole Story, learn the truth behind census myths.

In Top Questions, easily find answers to even more questions.

“How It Works” explains the census and walks you through the 10 questions on the form that you will receive next spring.

Information on key census dates is just a click away.

The multimedia center (videos, photos and audio) shares with you peoples’ stories about how the census is easy, safe, and important.

10/22 Meeting Update

October 26, 2009

In attendance at this month’s meeting was Pam Bennett from the Indiana Historical Bureau, Laura Frank from the Indiana Arts Commission, Jennifer Hodge from the  Capitol Tour Office, Sara Meier from the Indiana State Museum, and Elizabeth Schoettle, Katie Springer, and Virginia Vought from the Indiana State Library.  We welcomed one new member: Roger Hardig from the President Benjamin Harrison Home.

9-28 Meeting Update

Subcommittee members reported on their work promoting the Census.  The Indiana State Museum website will soon display the Census logo.  They have submitted a CCC Support Grant application for promotional materials.  Finally, their IMAX theater will display a slide with information about the Census before all IMAX shows – a contribution that typically costs $500 per month.  Great work!  Once it’s finished, Sara will work to get a copy of the slide in the hopes that it could be displayed in other movie theaters throughout the state.

The State Library is looking into developing a webpage billboard using an image from the Indiana Census site.  If she’s successful, she’ll share it with other state agencies interested in using it.  Katie reported that a Census Day celebration is being planned at the Library that will incorporate the theme of “It’s In Our Hands.”

We are still working to create new opportunities and find more partners.  Laura will be contacting the Film Commission.  Pat will talk with the State Fairgrounds.  Elizabeth will check with the Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs to see if they will be involved in the Indianapolis International Festival.

The Census banner is available to borrow for your event.  It is an attractive, free-standing vertical poster.  Contact Carol Graham at the Indiana State Library to book: cgraham@library.in.gov.

It was announced that our next meeting will be held Tuesday, December 1st at 2PM in Roberta Brooker’s office (Room 407) at the Indiana State Library.  We will continue to look in our networks for subcommittee partners, work on our low-hanging fruit, and begin to plan our actual promotion work at the upcoming events we’ve identified.