NSU libraries to host 2010 Census information workshops

(Tahlequah, Okla.)--To help people use online data from the 2010 Census, Northeastern State University is offering a free workshop.

"U.S. Census: Statistics for Native American Populations" will be held on April 12 at the John Vaughan Library on the Tahlequah campus from 9 a.m. – noon.

Steve Beleu, regional depository librarian for federal government information for the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, is the featured presenter.

"When it comes to finding statistics, Steve can work magic," said Susan Woitte, instructor of library services for NSU. "He has extensive experience and training with government statistical resources from the Internet."

The workshops will teach participants how to find statistics from the new American FactFinder exploring the 2010 Census and American Community surveys. Examples and exercises will focus on Native American geographies.

"Steve will explain how to use some of these difficult resources at the library hands-on computer workshop in the morning," Woitte said. "About half the time will be spent learning to conduct general searches with the FactFinder tool. The rest of the time will be devoted to finding statistics from the U.S. Census about Native Americans, how and where they live."

A shorter afternoon session will be presented as part of the 40th Annual Symposium on the American Indian, which runs April 9-14 on the NSU campus. Attendees will learn to find information about Native American art and cultural objects that are part of federal museums in Washington, D.C.

The workshop is free and registration is open to the public. For more information or to register contact Woitte at 918-444-3246. 

Published: 4/2/2012 2:07:18 PM

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