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Pre-Conference Abstracts


Census Workshop

The Census Workshop will be facilitated by Jerry O'Donnell, Chief Public Information Officer for the U.S. Census Bureau in Denver. Among the topics covered will be:
  • Recent enhancements to American FactFinder (AFF) including custom tables (a new feature added as a result of input from the docs community), improved mapping tools, new American Community Survey data now available in AFF, "building queries" function with Economic Census data, and much more.
  • Update to the American Community Survey (ACS-the future of census data). Learn about new ranking tables and see a preview of the new 2005 data release coming out this summer. ACS covers the same subject matter as Census 2000 but it provides data yearly rather than once every 10 years.
  • See the new Local Employment Dynamics data tool showing quarterly workforce indicators. This is a joint Census/BLS endeavor. Stay current with the latest data products and data developments from

Jerry O'Donnell is the Chief Public Information Officer for the U.S. Census Bureau in Denver, Colorado. He is a graduate of Utah State University where he majored in psychology and demography. He has authored a number of census publications including the Census Users' Guide and has prepared many articles on the use of census data for such publications as American Demographics, Chamber of Commerce Research Book, and the U.S. Industrial Outlook. Mr. O'Donnell is also a member of the American Marketing Association and the American Planning Association speakers' bureaus. He is the recipient of the U.S. Department of Commerce's highest award--the bronze medal.

Depository Basics

This full afternoon session is designed for those new or relatively new to the Federal Depository Library Program, plus any old timers desiring a refresher course. Regional Depository Librarians from the five states will discuss the basics of running a depository, what's changed, myths and common misconceptions, and what's in the future. Some of the topics to be covered:

Depository Library Manual
FDLP Desktop
Processing Depository shipments
Item selection
Withdrawals and discard lists
Electronic documents and URLs
Where to go for help

Specific concerns and requests of attendees will be addressed.


Presenters: Janet Fisher, Laurie Canepa, & Tim Byrne

STAT-USA/USA Trade Online

STAT-USA professional trainers will help you unleash the full potential of STAT-USA/Internet and/or USA Trade Online. During these sessions, you will master the functionality of STAT-USA's web services and gain a deeper understanding of business, trade, and economic resources from across the federal government through a series of practical hands-on learning exercises and case studies.

Learn How To:
Navigate STAT-USA/Internet's State of the Nation and National Trade Data Bank databases,
Apply advanced searching techniques,
Build complex charts and graphs in USA Trade Online,
Incorporate authoritative data into a report or spreadsheet, and much, much more!

You Will Be Provided With:
Personalized learning, Professional trainers with years of experience teaching the specifics of STAT-USA products, Training kits that include additional practice exercises and manuals to help you continue your learning outside of the classroom, and An official Department of Commerce Certificate of Attendance!

"An excellent training - I learned a lot even though I don't have a business/economic background."
(Librarian, Consortium of Rhode Island Academic and Research Libraries)

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