For people who want to better understand the basics of the Health Insurance Marketplace. Includes an overview of the accomplishments of the Affordable Care Act, and a basic introduction to the Marketplace (Exchanges) highlighting who is eligible and how the Marketplace will work.
Discover the detailed social, economic and housing statistics that the American Community Survey (ACS) provides for every community every year. You will learn about basics of the yearly estimates and datasets produced from the ACS, resources available on our Web site (census.gov/acs), and how to access our statistical products via American FactFinder.
Find out how the Census Bureau measures key information about U.S. business and industry in this overview of the Economic Census and other economic programs. You will learn how to access statistics on the characteristics of business owners, the number of businesses in a given industry, sales, receipts, payroll, and much more using our online data dissemination tool(s). Plus we give you tips in how to use the data.
Gain experience in using the American FactFinder data access tool. Learn how to use the search and navigation features to access some of the Census Bureau's programs, datasets and topics.
Do you need to know:
All the counties in California with a Filipino population of 10,000 or more?
How the home values in Santa Rosa changed between 2007 and 2011?
How to create tables and maps for your “service area,” a geography you customize for a grant application?
Linda Clark, data dissemination specialist for the U. S. Census Bureau, will guide you through the latest version of the American FactFinder database.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will be able to:
Use a residential address to find demographic data for a neighborhood
Customize a map to display and compare census tracts within a city on a particular topic, such as poverty
Modify the look of a data table by transposing rows and columns and applying customized filters to refine results
Download tables and maps into a variety of formats for presentation or for further manipulation
Preserve search parameters permanently for future use
Lauren McMullen and Jo Flick will lead a discussion about the meaning of Digital Literacy for libraries. Together, participants will explore the important role libraries play in promoting digitally literate communities. In the second half of this session, participants will explore online resources they can access to support their digital literacy services and training.
Where do local authors go to find out about self-publishing an eBook? Why, they should go to the library, of course!
Jo Flick of the Montana State Library and Jodi Christophe of the Missoula Public Library's Web-On-Wheels branch library will introduce librarians to several epublishing options that they can share with local authors interested in self-publishing. The goals of this training are to support local writers, to position the library as an important resource for writers, and to promote the access and archiving of home-grown literature through the local library.
To meet these goals, Jodi and Jo will explain the issues and decisions that authors face when choosing which service they use to self publish, they will provide links to many resources available to authors from epublishing to researching copyright issues. Participants will leave this session with a working knowledge of how epublishing works.
Uncover a wealth of information available on U.S. workers in an overview of this online mapping and reporting application. See where they are employed and where they live with companion reports on worker characteristics and optional filtering by age, earnings, or industry groups.
During the last Polite Debate Society, we addressed Information literacy from the teaching perspective... How to teach the Hard Stuff (Recording: http://lyrasis.adobeconnect.com/p42slccadgz/). In part 2 of the series, panelists from the information literacy community will spend 90 minutes discussing key issues in information literacy assessment. The teaching landscape for IL librarians continues to evolve rapidly. Assessment strategies used previously in the traditional classroom environment are challenging, if not impossible to implement in an educational setting where we use both the physical and virtual classroom, where technology dictates our approach to teaching so heavily, and where many deal with the pressure cooker of the "one shot" class. Still others are learning what kinds of assessment strategies are most effective in the semester long credit bearing information literacy course. In our Polite Debate Society session, our panel will review and critique some common assessment strategies, discuss what works and what doesn't in a variety of settings, and share ideas for best practices in information literacy assessment.