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Assessing a Community – By The Numbers with Census Data

Class Details

Guest Speaker: Susana Guerra Privett, Data Dissemination Specialist, Customer Liaison & Marketing Service Office, U.S. Census Bureau

Description: This workshop will train participants on using the most relied-on source for detailed, up-to-date socio-economic statistics covering every community in the nation. This forum is designed for organizations that use data for community analysis, grant writing, needs assessment, and planning.

With hands on training, all on census.gov, attendees will use the American Factfinder (data search tool) and QuickFacts to gain a better understanding of the Census terms and geography levels, learn differences between 2010 Census for population numbers/basic characteristics, and American Community Survey for social/economic characteristics such as age, household income, poverty status, disability, transportation and housing. Suggestions for tables and topics are offered.

Speaker Bio: Susana Privett is with the Data Dissemination Program for the U.S. Census Bureau. As the Data Dissemination Specialist for Texas and Oklahoma, Susana gives presentations and conducts workshops about Census Bureau data, various surveys, and internet sites. She works closely with organizations, local governments, businesses, Federal, State agencies, and many more to provide a clear understanding of the Census Bureau and the data they collect. Susana has held a variety of positions in her years with the Bureau of the Census. She started with the Bureau’s Dallas Region during the 2000 Census as an office clerk and later a Regional Tech for the Houston area. After the Decennial Census, she moved to the Dallas Regional office as an office clerk and soon transferred to the American Community Survey and the National Crime Victimization Survey as a lead clerk. Eventually, she accepted the position of Information Services Specialist Assistant with Partnership and Data Services for the Dallas Region, a position in which she served for five years. Susana decided in 2012 to work with the Denver Region in her current position as Data Dissemination Specialist, which allows her to remain in Texas. Most of Susana’s work history has been in customer service and the travel industry. She has an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Eastfield College in Dallas and is currently working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Government with a minor in Sociology. Susana enjoys traveling and working on a variety of craft projects. She is from a small central Texas town originally but Dallas is now her home.

No registration is required. For additional details and login information please visit: https://nnlm.gov/scr/professional-development/connections.

This webinar will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am
Region/Office: National
Sep 19, 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM CT

Class Overview

SCR CONNECTions is a monthly web conference presented by the Network of the National Library of Medicine South Central Region on various topics of interest to health sciences librarians and others. The webinar highlights topics such as NLM databases, subject specific resources and technology topics.

Sessions will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.

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