The Census, Your Patrons and the DataFerrett

DataFerrettHow can your patrons use Census figures which are now available? On Saturday, June 29, 2013, join officials from the U.S. Census Bureau during the session “The Census, Your Patrons and the DataFerrett,” a hands-on workshop that will teach participants how to use Census datasets. The session will be held in Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Burnham Room 23A-B from 3:00–4:00p.m.

Stephen Laue, information services specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau’s Chicago Regional Office, will teach participants how to access Census statistics via the American Community Survey. Attendees will learn how to use DataFerrett, an analytical and visualization tool that searches and retrieves data across federal datasets and creates complex tabulations, business graphics and thematic maps. This program is an introduction to the basics of locating variables and creating custom reports and data presentation documents.

This workshop will demonstrate how to browse available datasets, select variables form datasets, create new variables from existing ones and produce customized analyses using tables, graphs, and maps. Great for patrons of public, K-12 school and college libraries.

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Jazzy Wright is the Press Officer of the American Library Association's Washington Office. Email her at jwright@alawash.org.

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