[Libs-Or] Free Census workshops at the UO Libraries

Tom Stave tstave at uoregon.edu
Thu Apr 2 16:30:43 PDT 2009

*The U.S. Census is changing*, and so are the ways we seek, understand, 
and use the data. Join us at the University of Oregon’s Knight Library 
for a pair of free workshops designed to make you more effective users 
of two of the most important Census data programs: the Decennial Census 
(including the American Community Survey, or ACS), and the Economic 
Census and Surveys. Both are timely topics--the 2010 Decennial Census is 
only a year away, and the 2007 Economic Census data are just now being 
released. These sessions will include generous amounts of time for 
directed hands-on practice. See a description of topics at the end of 
this message.

*Linda Clark*, Information Services Specialist with the Seattle Regional 
Census Center, will conduct the morning session (9:00 to noon) on the 
*Decennial Census/ACS* on Wednesday, *April 15*, with a repeat session 
at 9:00 the following day, Thursday, *April 16*. In the afternoons of 
both days (1:30 to 3:30) she will teach a workshop on the *Economic 
Census* and associated surveys. You are welcome to register for single 
sessions, or come for the whole day and take in both components. All 
sessions will be held in the Knight Library’s Edmiston Classroom, Room 
144. Pre-registration is necessary, due to seating limitations.

To register for one or more sessions, please email Tiffany Van Pelt at 
tambiel at uoregon.edu, or call (541) 346-3056. For questions about the 
workshops, contact me, Tom Stave, at tstave at uoregon.edu, or (541) 346-3060.

*Workshop topics:

Session A (April 15 or 16, 9 to noon): Decennial Census and ACS*

*Decennial Censuses: *
Overview and Concepts
Content of Questionnaire(s)
Census Geography
Race and Ethnicity Concepts
Accessing the Data through American FactFinder

*American Community Survey: *
Overview and Concepts
Single Year and Multiyear Estimates
Geographic Areas and Concepts
Data Products
Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files

*Session B (April 15 or 16, 1:30 to 3:30): Economic Census and Surveys*

Economic Census Overview and Concepts
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
Data Products
Survey of Business Owners (SBO)
Local Employment Dynamics

Tom Stave, Head
Document Center
University of Oregon Libraries
Eugene, OR 97403-1299
(541) 346-3060
tstave at uoregon.edu

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