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U.S. Census Data Tools Seminar

In support and recognition of the upcoming 2020 decennial census, E. H. Butler Library is proud to sponsor the U.S. Census Data Tools Seminar from the United States Census Bureau. Seating for this wonderfully engaging half-day training is limited, so register ASAP!  The training will be held in the library’s active learning classroom – BUTL 314 – and lunch will be provided as well.

This hands-on seminar will highlight introductory and advanced topics pertaining to the features and usage of the U.S. census data tools – QuickFacts, American FactFinder, and various mapping and data visualization tools, in particular. Laptops will be available, but you may bring your own. The general outline for the training is below:

MORNING: UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY (ACS) AND OTHER CENSUS DATA

I. Introduction to Decennial Census, Population Estimates, ACS

-concepts, data thresholds, release dates, geography, data subjects

II. ACS website

-Questionnaire archive; data subject tables; technical documentation; methodology/questionnaire archive

III. Using Our Smartphone! Quickfacts.

IV. American FactFinder (plus an exercise)

V. The New data.census.gov (plus an exercise)

AFTERNOON: CENSUS MAPPING TOOLS

I. A Short Cartography Lesson

-understanding choropleth maps

II. Mapping ACS Data in AFF & data.census.gov

III. A Look at Census Flows Mapper

IV. On the Map (Commuting patterns)

Please join us for this rare training opportunity from the U.S. Census Bureau!  Questions can be directed to: Eugene Harvey, Associate Librarian, xt. 3138, harveyej@buffalostate.edu

Date:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time:
10:00am - 2:30pm
Presenter:
David J. Kraiker, Data Dissemination Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau; Amy Brombos, Partnership Coordinator, Western and Central New York State, U.S. Census Bureau
Location:
BUTL 314
Campus:
E. H. Butler Library
Audience:
  Faculty/Staff  
Registration has closed.

Organizer

Eugene J. Harvey, M.L.S., M.S.W.