GRS has schedule another free webinar for June 14. Don’t forget to sign up for the American Community Survey session on June 9, but mark your calendars now for an introduction to the Economic Census. fo shizzle!
Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… the Economic Census – Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us all do better reference work by increasing our familiarity with government information resources, and by discovering the best strategies for navigating them.
In this fourth session we will be looking at the Economic Census. Libraries support regional economic development by providing specialized services and resources to entrepreneurs and small business owners; locating industry-related data which supports the development of strategy business plans is among these. The Economic Census is a rich source of free, reliable data for business planning which includes: industry size and growth rate; change in number of industry participants; staffing levels and wage rates; and much more. In this webinar, we’ll demonstrate how to use the Economic Census to find these and other data that business patrons will find useful.
Mary Scanlon is the Research and Instruction Librarian for Business and Economics at Wake Forest University where she has served for nearly seven years. Before earning her MLIS from Kent State in 2004, she held a number of corporate marketing positions; it was in the capacity as senior market research analyst that she began using the Economic Census, a discovery she made in the Government Documents room at her public library. She has been a fan and frequent user of the census for several decades and enjoys sharing her appreciation of this resource with others.
We will meet together for Session #4, online on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (EDT). Please RSVP for the Session by June 13 at 5:00 pm using this link: http://tinyurl.com/grs-session4
Technical requirements for Webinars: We will be using collaborative software called Elluminate. It requires that you be able to download Java onto your computer, but you do not need any special software. After you RSVP, we will send you a link that you can use to test the software. If you have any questions, please contact Lynda Kellam (firstname.lastname@example.org). You do not need a microphone as a chat system is available in the software, but you do need speakers or headphones.
These sessions will be recorded and made available after the live sessions, linked from the NCLA GRS web page.