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Census 2020 Resources for Oregon Libraries

Learn about the upcoming Census and ways you can promote participation in your community

Census Resource Center Toolkit

Toolkit for Census Resource Centers

Latest information about COVID-19 Impact on the 2020 Census

Promotional Tools

Census Promotion Card - Printable card with information about how to take the 2020 Census. Spanish version is also available.

Stories for Change is an expanding and downloadable series of video stories, quote graphics, and infographics featuring storytellers and census advocates connecting census participation to a wide spectrum of advocacy, including racial justice, immigration, disability, labor, and faith.

Census Open Innovation Lab (COIL) - a number of social media friendly memes, videos, and posts that can be used for different audiences.

2020 Census Response Rates - See up to the minute response rates with this map and ranked list. The CUNY Graduate Center Census 2020 Hard to Count Map also shows response rates, with a lot of other data! Web pages and banners for social media promotion are available.

A concise explanation of the questions asked on the 2020 Census form. Suitable for sharing on social media!

Spread the Word - Tools from the Census Bureau to challenge others to take the Census through social media.

Downloadable stickers - to hand out to users, courtesy of Karla Quiroz,  Newburgh Public Library and Dawn Stanton, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

CRC images for social media promotion - English, Spanish, logo only.

Oregon 2020 Census Communications Toolkit - sample social media posts, pictograms, templates for letters to the editor, and more from the Oregon Counts 2020 campaign.

#WeCountOregon Campaign - messaging specific to hard-to-count communities. Make sure to follow Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts for social media content!

U.S. Census Bureau videos - Great tools for explaining how the Census will work, including a video that shows how to fill out the online form.

#CountOnLibraries Campaign - Image 1/ Image 2/ Image 3 / High-resolution image file

#Libraries Transform Campaign - Because Librarians Believe Everyone Counts and Because Good Decisions Depend on Good Data (images)

Promotional Materials

*Items listed below will be available in print and will be distributed to participating libraries. More materials for specific audiences can be found in the Handouts by Audience section of this guide. 

Census Resource Center Poster (English) - 18 x 24 (JPG version)

Census Resource Center Poster (Spanish) - 18 x 24 (JPG version)

Census Resource Center Directional Sign (English) - 8 x 11 (JPG version)

Census Resource Center Directional Sign (Spanish) - 8 x 11 (JPG version)

Why We Ask

2020 Census Sample Questionnaire (Spanish Version)

How to Respond to the 2020 Census Paper Questionnaire (also available in 59 other languages)

Census 101: What You Need to Know (Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Haitian-Creole, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese)

2020 Census and Confidentiality (Arabic, Chinese (Traditional/Simplified), French, Haitian-Creole, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese)

How You Will Be Contacted to Participate in Census (Spanish version)

Counting for Dollars 2020: The Role of the Decennial Census in the Geographic Distribution of Federal Funds - Oregon

Everyone counts (LGBTQ+)

Where you are counted matters: A guide for different living situations

Everyone on Campus Should Get in on the Census (College)

Every town (Rural)

#WeCountOregon Coloring Book - images of local Oregonians who live, work and plan in hard-to-count communities

U.S. Census Bureau Posters

Promotional Tools

Downloadable stickers - to hand out to users, courtesy of Karla Quiroz,  Newburgh Public Library and Dawn Stanton, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

CRC images for social media promotion - English, Spanish, logo only.

Oregon 2020 Census Communications Toolkit - sample social media posts, pictograms, templates for letters to the editor, and more from the Oregon Counts 2020 campaign.

#WeCountOregon Campaign - messaging specific to hard-to-count communities. Make sure to follow Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts for social media content!

U.S. Census Bureau videos - Great tools for explaining how the Census will work, including a video that shows how to fill out the online form.

#CountOnLibraries Campaign - Image 1/ Image 2/ Image 3 / High-resolution image file

#Libraries Transform Campaign - Because Librarians Believe Everyone Counts and Because Good Decisions Depend on Good Data (images)

Other Resources

Census Training Resources and Webinars

Libraries' Guide to the 2020 Census - guide from the American Library Association. The one page guide, Responding to the Census, is a great summary document that would be helpful to share with staff. Other resources from ALA are also available.

Public Libraries and the 2020 Census - a collection of resources from WebJunction

Contact information for Census Partnership Specialists in Oregon