The UAA/APU Consortium Library in Anchorage will host a workshop on locating and utilizing census data with the recently released American FactFinder 2 database (http://factfinder2.census.gov).
Friday, January 27, 8:30-5:00 pm in LIB 309
To RSVP see the Web site: http://tinyurl.com/census120127
American FactFinder 2, freely available from the Federal Government, provides access to a variety of census products, including the Decennial Census, American Community Survey, County Business Patterns, and much more. The workshop will be presented by Linda Clark of the U.S. Census Bureau Seattle Regional Office.
This hands-on workshop is FREE, open to all, and geared towards those who wish to familiarize themselves with the new American FactFinder platform as well as beginners and those new to census data.
The sessions are modular in design, meaning participants can choose to attend just the morning, just the afternoon, or all day for an in-depth look at locating and utilizing census data.
If you have any questions, or would like a detailed agenda, please contact Rebecca Moorman, Serials / Government Documents Librarian, UAA/APU Consortium Library (firstname.lastname@example.org)
8:30 a.m. Introduction of Agenda & Participants
8:50 a.m. Questions to ask yourself before you start looking for data
9:20 a.m. Data Access Tool: New American FactFinder, part 1 (demographics)
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Data Access Tool: New American FactFinder, part 2 (demographics)
12:00 noon Lunch
1:30 p.m. History of Race and Ethnicity Categories on the Decennial Census
2:00 p.m. Navigating www.census.gov (the Census Bureau’s new home page)
2:30 p.m. Data Access Tool: Local Employment Dynamics
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Data Access Tool: New American FactFinder, part 3 (business)
5:00 p.m. End of Workshop