So many reports in the newspapers and on TV about Census 2000 findings! What to make of it all?
Join us for DANJ's fall conference on November 2nd and gain insight and practical experience in searching and finding demographic data from the census. Selected sessions will be held in two Information Handling Labs each equipped with 24 workstations, each designed for hands-on training and instruction.
- Are you baffled by census terminology?
-long form (sample characteristics) vs. short form (100-percent characteristics)
-block groups, census tracks, places, etc.
- How do you find the data in American FactFinder when your customers ask?
- What is or will soon be available in print? Online?
- How can your library help make data permanently available?
- How can you answer specific questions such as What is the number of vehicles per household or the ancestry of your local community?
- Want to be able to clue in the business community to the user-friendly Economic Census with its industry-specific information on market share, product trends and strategic planning; and insights into site locations, sales territories and forecasting?
- Want to learn about the future of the census and its proposed replacement, the American Community Survey?
Representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Jersey State Data Center will offer informative presentations and answer questions.
Scheduled Topics and Presenters:
Your customers are counting on you -
Introduction to the Census - Beverly Railsback, U.S. Documents Librarian, New Jersey State Library, Trenton, NJ
- Demographic and Economic Data from the New Jersey State Data Center - David Joye, Labor Market Analyst, New Jersey State Data Center, Trenton, NJ
- American FactFinder - Rosemarie Fogarty, Information Services Specialist, New York Regional Office, U.S. Bureau of the Census, and Whittona Burrell, Information Services Specialist, Philadelphia Regional Office
- American Community Survey - Ernest Wilson, Survey Statistician, Customer Liaison Office, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C.
- Economic Census - Rosemarie Fogarty and David Joye
HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE CONFERENCE!