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Data Literacy for Youth: Using Census Data in Public Library Programming

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register for this one-hour webinar.

Data literacy is increasingly an essential skill set for navigating everyday life. Learn how public libraries can increase awareness and understanding among youth of the pervasive role of data in their lives. The rich resources of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools are a valuable tool to advance data literacy, and many libraries are using Census data to foster civic education and community engagement among children and teens. The webinar speakers will discuss approaches to data literacy that reach diverse populations and address real-world issues of interest to youth. Discover how public library programs and services can help children and young adults think critically and ethically about data.

This webinar—the third of six—is presented as part of the Census Data Literacy project, an initiative of PLA in partnership with ALA’s Public Policy and Advocacy Office, which aims to build data literacy skills among library staff with the overall goal of promoting awareness and use of Census data in their communities. These webinars will be facilitated by Karen Brown, manager, ACRL Consulting Services.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how youth data literacy programs can promote community engagement and civic education
  • Identify strategies to reach diverse populations for children’s and young adult data literacy programming
  • Develop ideas for youth programs and services that use census data
  • Learn about the extensive resources of Statistics in Schools



Tuesday, August 31, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Data Literacy for Youth: Using Census Data in Public Library Programming