15 June 2011

Webinar - The Census, American Community Survey, part 1

Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Online
Cost: Free

In response to a need for updated demographic data available more frequently than every 10 years, the United States Census Bureau launched the American Community Survey (ASC) nationwide in 2005. While the Decennial Census counts the nation’s population, the ASC describes who we are and how we live.

Community-level data covering topics from ancestry to veteran status, health insurance to school enrollment are now updated annually. Learn how to retrieve these data in this interactive webinar, which will feature a demonstration of the Internet data access tool, American FactFinder. Participants will “learn by doing” and create ACS data tables and profiles. Learn how to help your users help themselves to this rich dataset by discovering its scope and ease of use.

This one-hour webinar will be of interest to all types of libraries, reference desk staff, and others engaged in providing customer service to people needing Census data, as well as individuals preparing and writing grants.

Please Note: The Census: American Community Survey, Part 2, will be presented on Tuesday, July 26 at 3:00 PM.

Webinars are free of charge and registration is not required. Simply visit http://infopeople.org/training/American_Community_Survey on June 21 to join in.

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