Monday, April 11, 2011

Deciphering the Numbers: Library Workshops Focus on Putting 2010 Census Numbers To Use

Census Bureau logoThe U.S. Census Bureau is partnering with the Birmingham Public Library to host a series of workshops titled "Deciphering the Numbers." These workshops are free and will be offered to the general public. They are designed to explore the many areas of 2010 Census data to assist traditional and non-traditional data users in easily accessing data to fit their individual needs. Both workshops will be held downtown in Birmingham Public Library’s Arrington Auditorium located at 2100 Park Place.

April 26, 2011
Census Data Basics
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Topics covered include:
• Exploring the Census Web Site
• American Fact Finder Overview
• Dissecting Summary Files
• Redistricting Overview
• Simple Data Searches
• Census Surveys
• Preview of the New American Fact Finder

May 10, 2011
Census Data and Proposal Writing for Not-For Profit Organizations
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Topics covered include:
• Accessing Data for Specific Populations
• Accessing Data for Community and Neighborhood Analysis

For additional information on the workshops, please contact the library’s Government Documents Department at (205) 226-3620 or visit the library’s website at

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