Oklahoma State University

"Making Sense of the Census" Provides Free Hands-on Training

Limited Space for March 4 Workshop

February 14, 2011
Story by Stacy DeLano, Stillwater Public Library

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -Many have eagerly awaited the release of data collected in the 2010 Census. For those who need help mining the wealth information available online the OSU Library is offering a free hands-on census data workshop at 10 a.m. March 4.

“Making Sense of the Census” will be presented by Steve Barker, Oklahoma Department of Commerce and Steve Beleu, Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

The focus of the workshop is learning to use the newly updated and redesigned American Fact Finder search engine. Baker and Beleu will discuss how to find better information and navigate online census resources quickly.

Participants will learn what can be done with census information, how to locate invaluable economic and business data and how to use this information to generate data rich maps.

“This workshop is for anyone who regularly needs local, state and comparison data,” said Beleu. “Community leaders, business planners, educators and librarians will all find this session a valuable lesson in finding information for project planning and in serving community members.”

The three hour workshop will be held in Room 206, Edmon Low Library, OSU-Stillwater Campus. It is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and registration is required. To enroll, call 405-327-3633 x 124 or email sdelano@stillwater.org.

Workshop parking is available at the Student Union Parking Garage for a fee. The program is co-sponsored by the OSU Library and the Stillwater Public Library.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that cuts across disciplines to better prepare students for a new world. Oklahoma's only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research and outreach. OSU has more than 32,000 students across its five-campus system and nearly 21,000 on its Stillwater campus; with students from all 50 states and about 110 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 200,000 students who have made a lasting impact on Oklahoma and the world. CREATE - INNOVATE - EDUCATE - GO STATE!


URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/spring11/census.htm
Last Updated: 14 February 2011

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Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
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