Academic Seminars

Assessing Community with Census Data – FREE Webinar Wednesday September 19 at 10am (Sponsored by the NNLM SCR)
September 6, 2018
 

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our monthly webinar series.

This monthly 1 hour series will focus on topics of interest to clinicians, researchers, faculty, and information professionals.

Susana Guerra Privett, Data Dissemination Specialist with the Customer Liaison & Marketing Service Office, U.S. Census Bureau, will present Assessing a Community – By The Numbers with Census Data at 10am on Wednesday September 19th. Details on joining the meeting are available at the event link below. No registration is required, and the session is free to any interested parties.

Description: This workshop will train participants on using the most relied-on source for detailed, up-to-date socio-economic statistics covering every community in the nation. This forum is designed for organizations that use data for community analysis, grant writing, needs assessment, and planning.

With hands on training, all on census.gov, attendees will use the American Factfinder (data search tool) and QuickFacts to gain a better understanding of the Census terms and geography levels, learn differences between 2010 Census for population numbers/basic characteristics, and American Community Survey for social/economic characteristics such as age, household income, poverty status, disability, transportation and housing. Suggestions for tables and topics are offered.