Census 2010: Your Table Is Waiting! Accessing and Using the Data (Online)

Free Webinar

Registration is not required. More information and access information is available online. The link to this program will be available at 2:30 on April 19, 2011.

  • How much has your community grown in the last 10 years?
  • Is the median age of your county trending downward or upward?
  • Are your users looking for grant money to provide services to a particular group?
  • Do your users need to know the demographics for the area surrounding a specific address, but they don’t know where to begin looking?

Learn how YOU can answer these questions and more with data from the 2010 Census in this interactive webinar that will feature a demonstration of the new Internet data access tool, American FactFinder 2. Participants will “learn by doing” as we all explore the online search and navigation functions and create 2010 data tables and colorful thematic maps from those tables. Help your users help themselves to the new data by participating in the 2010 Census webinar. Your table is waiting!

After this webinar, participants will:

  • Know the history and development of the Decennial Census and how it is updated
  • Be knowledgeable about the questions asked on the 2010 Census and the major changes since Census 2000
  • Be able to cite the difference between race and ethnicity as defined by the U.S. government and why race and ethnicity questions are asked
  • Be knowledgeable about census geography and the hierarchy that is important to know before searching for data online
  • Be able to create tables and maps from the 2010 Census using the new online data access tool, American FactFinder 2

This one-hour webinar will be of interest to public libraries, medical libraries, law libraries, school and university libraries, reference desk staff, and all others engaged in providing customer service to people needing Census data.

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