New Help! Webinar Series on Economic Indicators
Published March 12, 2013
Tags: government information, help!, webinar
Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… All you ever wanted to know about Economic Indicators!
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.
Economic indicators are metrics that document the condition and direction of the economy and its sub-sets. The data, which is gathered and reported by various Executive Branch agencies, is used by investors, legislators, policy-makers, labor leaders, economists, and many others.
In this webinar, you’ll learn:
- What are economic indicators
- Examples of indicators covering a range of economic activities, such as: size and growth rate of the economy, inflation rates, employment and unemployment, wages and hours worked, personal indebtedness, consumer confidence, and others
- What the individual indicators reveal about the economy
- Where to find them
Mary G. Scanlon is the Research and Instruction Librarian for Business and Economics at Wake Forest University. She earned her MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and her MLIS from Kent State University. Her publications include “Reconceiving Entrepreneurship for Libraries: Collaboration and the Anatomy of a Conference” and “The Entrepreneurial Librarian: Essays on the infusion of Private-Business Dynamism into Professional Service.” She is currently serving as the Chair of Business Librarianship in North Carolina, a section of NCLA, and teaches LIB230: Business & Accounting Research Sources and Strategies. She can be reached at scanlomg @ wfu.edu .
We will meet together for Session #24, online on March 27 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m (Eastern). Please RSVP for the Session by March 26 at 5:00 pm using this link:
Technical requirements: We will be using collaborative software called Blackboard Collaborate. 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 (lmkellam @ uncg.edu
). You do not need a microphone as a chat system is available in the software, but you do need speakers or headphones.
The session will be recorded and made available after the live session, linked from the NCLA GRS web page (