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23rd annual data users conference.

Wednesday August 15, 2012, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
CPACS building, UNO Dodge campus

Items with ** will be webcast.
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Schedule

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration

8:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Introductions and Plenary Session**
Presenter: Jerry O’Donnell, manager of Partnership and Data Services, Denver Regional Census Center

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Race/Ethnicity, Ancestry, and Place of Birth Data and Commonly Used Key Statistics
Presenters: Ethel Williams, Ph.D., Acting Director, UNO School of Public Administration and
Jerry Deichert, director of UNO Center for Public Affairs Research

Census Overview: Basics, ACS, and Estimates**
Presenter: David Drozd, research coordinator at UNO Center for Public Affairs Research

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch (provided on-site)

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Neighborhood, Community, and Small Area Data Analysis**
Presenters: Jerry Deichert and David Drozd

Information for Grant Writers and Data Users
Presenter: Sara Woods, associate dean for the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Key Sources for Economic Data
Presenter: Jerry O’Donnell

Library Resources in the Electronic Age**
Presenter: Devra Dragos, director of Technology and Access Services at the Nebraska Library Commission

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

State/Local Population Trends**
Presenter: David Drozd

Hands-on computer training on Local Employment Dynamics (only for advanced users)
Presenter: Jerry Deichert

Break-out Session descriptions

Race/Ethnicity, Ancestry, and Place of Birth Data and Commonly Used Key Statistics
Presenters: Ethel Williams, Ph.D., Acting Director, UNO School of Public Administration and
Jerry Deichert, director of UNO Center for Public Affairs Research

With the 2010 Census details now available, and the Census Bureau providing new special data tables for specific ancestries, tribes, and countries of birth, now is the perfect time to see population dynamics for specific groups. How to obtain profiles of commonly used statistics will be shown. While analyzing data for any special group is possible, we will provide a specific look at the situation for Black residents of Nebraska, including commonly sought data on the Sundanes and Subsaharan populations.

Census Overview: Basics, ACS, and Estimates**
Presenter: David Drozd, research coordinator at UNO Center for Public Affairs Research

This session provides a broad overview of Census programs and data. Designed for beginners, or as a refresher, we will show Census subject matter and concepts, large and small area geographies, sample designs, types of data products, and the purposes of the Census, American Community Survey (ACS), and the Population Estimates Program. Come to this session to see how to use the new American FactFinders, the Census Bureau's revamped online data portal.

Neighborhood, Community, and Small Area Data Analysis**
Presenters: Jerry Deichert and David Drozd

Wanting to know more about your neighborhood or community? Then join this session on the Bureau's online features and other tools for small geographic areas. We will cover how to obtain and analyze data based upon an address or specific boundaries, small area data sources, online mapping and how to create a profile of commonly used statistics for your area.

Information for Grant Writers and Data Users
Presenter: Sara Woods, associate dean for the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Statistical information for proposals and projects is frequently needed. This session is a must for those interested in a broad spectrum of data and information, covering how to find, interpret, and utilize demographic and socio-economic data to support grant applications and other important work.

Key Sources for Economic Data
Presenter: Jerry O’Donnell

Recent changes in the economy have been dramatic, but some trends have been in place for a longer period of time. This session will build a solid foundation of economic data knowledge, covering economic indicators like building permits, county and zip code business patterns, the Economic Census, and data on other key factors that are driving the economy. Knowledge is power so see the Census resources on whether economic activity is likely to accelerate or possibly falter again.

Library Resources in the Electronic Age**
Presenter: Devra Dragos, director of Technology and Access Services at the Nebraska Library Commission

This session wil cover current and historical Census and other information available from libraries. How to view recently released individual 1940 Census records may interest geneologists, but special statistical databases, clearing houses, and archives should interest all. These resources open a wealth of otherwise hard-to-find data from trade, professional and advocacy organizations.

State/Local Population Trends**
Presenter: David Drozd

This session will present the latest population trends and quanitfy changes over time. State, county, and local data will be shown, with a special focus on education data and the brain drain. Key items gleaned from the 2010 Census and new ACS findings will be discussed.

Hands-on computer training on Local Employment Dynamics (only for advanced users)
Presenter: Jerry Deichert

Learn how to use this interactive website to find small area population chracteristics, worker flows and daytime/nightime populations. Limited to 25 advanced users.