CARLI Member Libraries and the 2020 Census: Promoting the Count

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Join Natalie Furlett, Executive Director, Campus Compact Illinois; and Katherine Paterson, Civic Engagement Librarian, Loyola University Chicago Libraries; who will discuss: “CARLI Member Libraries and the 2020 Census: Promoting the Count.”

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10-11 a.m. 

CARLI members have a crucial role to play in educating our student constituents and the communities we reside in on the importance of Census 2020. Illinois is forecast to lose population in the upcoming census, affecting everything from the number of Illinois representatives in Congress, to local government representation, to the Library Services and Technology Act Grant and Illinois' allotment that is administered by the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State. College students are considered a "Hard to Count" population and their inclusion is essential for a fair and accurate count. Join this webinar to find out how CARLI member libraries can help promote Census 2020 and the participation of our students and communities.

View the recording of this webinar here.


Natalie Furlett: Census 2020 How Higher Education Can Support a Fair and Accurate Count
Joe Natale: Census 2020 Make Sure Illinois Counts
Katherine Tucker Paterson: Promoting the Census to Undergraduate Students

About the presenters:

Natalie Furlett is currently the Director of Campus Compact for Illinois, a partnership between 36 Illinois college and university campuses dedicated to upholding the public purpose of higher education. Prior to ILCC, Natalie spent time building student-community ties at Northwestern as the Coordinator of Student Community Service before taking on the role of Associate Director of the Norris Center for Student Involvement. She holds an MBA in Nonprofit Management from the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, CA and a BA from the School of Public Administration at American University in Washington DC.  Natalie currently serves on the Governor’s Service Illinois Commission, IL Count Me In 2020 Steering Committee, and on the Board of Directors for The Safe Haven Network.

Katherine Tucker Paterson is currently the Civic Engagement Librarian at the University Libraries at Loyola University Chicago, a Jesuit institution in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. She also serves as the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Coordinator at the University Libraries.. She graduated with her Masters of Science in Library and Information Science from the iSchool at the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign in 2018.