Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents...The American Community Survey
The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us all do better reference work by increasing our familiarity with government information resources, and by discovering the best strategies for navigating them.
The release of more 2010 decennial census data has more users inquiring about “decennial long form” data. In 2010, there was no long form. Instead the American Community Survey is collecting those kinds of variables. But the ACS has a very different methodology than the decennial census and data are not comparable between the two. This presentation will focus on the differences between the two surveys and will provide tips for users. Expected audience is anyone new to using the American Community Survey or anyone who wants to know more about how the ACS differs from decennial long form data.
Michele Hayslett is the Data Services Librarian at the University Library of UNC at Chapel Hill. Previously, she was the Librarian for Data Services and Government Information at the NCSU Libraries from 2005 to 2008, and the Demographics Specialist at the State Library of North Carolina from 2000 to 2005. Census data has been a significant focus of her work throughout this time. At UNC, she is also one of the co-chairs of the Data Management Committee, which is working with campus partners to benchmark data management practices on campus and to assist researchers in formulating their data management plans for grant proposals. M.S.L.S., 1999, UNC at Chapel Hill; B.A. with honors, 1990, Earlham College.
We will meet together for Session 16, online on May 4 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (EDT). Please RSVP for the Session by May 3 at 5:00 pm using this link: http://tinyurl.com/grs-session16
Technical requirements: We will be using collaborative software called Elluminate. It requires that you be able to download Java onto your computer, but you do not need any special software. After you RSVP, we will send you a link that you can use to test the software. If you have any questions, please contact Lynda Kellam (lmkellam [at] uncg [dot] edu). You do not need a microphone as a chat system is available in the software, but you do need speakers or headphones.
The session will be recorded and made available after the live session, linked from the NCLA GRS web page (http://www.nclaonline.org/government-resources).