GRS/BLINC hands-on Census data workshop: May 8 @ UNCG, open to all

GRS/BLINC hands-on Census data workshop: May 8 @ UNCG, open to all

The Government Resources and Business Librarianship sections of NCLA are co-hosting a workshop on Census data, covering both demographic and industry/economic data. We will meet in a computer classroom in Jackson Library at UNCG.

The workshop is intended for librarians and library staff who want to better understand the people, businesses, and employment  in their communities, using the most recent data (not the 2010 Census, for example). The workshop will also help attendees better support classes and researchers using demographic and economic data. We will focus on the American FactFinder interface, but will also preview the new Census data platform under development. Agenda details below.

The lead trainers will be Michele Hayslett, Numeric Data Services and Data Management Librarian at UNC Chapel Hill, and Steve Cramer, Business & Geography Librarian and Coleman Fellow for Entrepreneurship Education at UNC Greensboro.

Please RSVP with Steve, smcramer [at] uncg [dot] edu. The workshop will be capped at 40 people.

Thank you! We hope to see you there.
 
Details:
Tuesday, May 8: 10am-3:30pm (morning snacks and networking starting at 9:30am)
Location: UNCG Jackson Library, room 177a (computer classroom)
Free parking: Walker Parking Deck (1361 Walker Avenue, Greensboro, 27412). Enter at any entrance, taking a parking pass from the machine. At the workshop, attendees will get a parking pass to exit for free. Carpooling encouraged!
Food & coffee: Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Coffee is available in the coffee shop in the student union, connected to the library. We will buy our own lunches at a Tate Street restaurant (a short walk from the library).
Cost: $10 (free for GRS & BLINC members (NCLA members can add a section to their memberships for $5))

Agenda:
9:30-10: morning snacks & networking
10-10:15: introductions & goals
10:15-12:00: American Community Survey (demographics) via the American FactFinder interface; sneak peek of the Census’ next data platform; short comparison to SimplyAnalytics (NC LIVE)
12-1:30: lunch at Tate Street restaurants (short walk from library)
1:30-3:15: Economic Census and Business Patterns datasets via American FactFinder; short comparison to related subscription products like BizMiner
3:15-3:30: final Q&A and discussion

 

Date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 10:00am - 3:30pm
Cost: 
$10 for non-BLINC and non-GRS members
Location Information: 

GRS/BLINC hands-on Census data workshop: May 8 @ UNCG, open to all

The Government Resources and Business Librarianship sections of NCLA are co-hosting a workshop on Census data, covering both demographic and industry/economic data. We will meet in a computer classroom in Jackson Library at UNCG.
 
Tuesday, May 8: 10am-3:30pm (morning snacks and networking starting at 9:30am)
Location: UNCG Jackson Library, room 177a (computer classroom)
Free parking: Walker Parking Deck (1361 Walker Avenue, Greensboro, 27412). Enter at any entrance, taking a parking pass from the machine. At the workshop, attendees will get a parking pass to exit for free. Carpooling encouraged!
 
Please RSVP with Steve, smcramer [at] uncg [dot] edu. The workshop will be capped at 40 people.