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>Webinar – I Didn’t Know the Census Bureau Did That! Finding and Using Data from Lesser Known Censuses and Surveys

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Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: Online
Cost: Free

Did you know you can find . . .

• Where the best county is to look for a job in your field – – complete with the recent number of new hires and starting salaries?
• How many businesses are owned by women in your area?
• A thorough explanation of poverty (including poverty thresholds, the surveys that collect poverty data, and the best survey to use for each purpose)?
• How to determine the best site location for a business, blending demographic data for a community with economic data?
These and other scenarios will be explored in the step-by-step online exercises provided to participants. We will review the three main demographic programs – the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, and the Population Estimates Programs – and then explore other Census programs like Local Employment Dynamics (LED), Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE), County Business Patterns (CBP), Survey of Business Owners (SBO), Economic Census, and the Census of Governments.

This 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.

NOTE: This entire presentation will consist of “hands-on” exercises with Census Bureau datasets. It will make use of data from the 2010 Census and the American Community Survey as well as other Census Bureau programs to solve real-life problems. A PowerPoint handout will be provided for reference purposes only. We strongly recommend that you print the handouts in advance. (Handouts can be accessed here.)

Webinars are free of charge and registration is only done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No passwords are required. Simply visit http://infopeople.org/training/i_didnt_know beginning at 2:30 PM on July 26 to join in.

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