Using the 2010 U.S. Census <br />To Promote Teen Services in<br />Libraries<br />Created for YALSA’s Project Visualize (Em...
WHAT?<br />What Is the Census?<br />In 1787, U.S. Census mandated by constitutional convention.<br />Since 1790, the U.S. ...
WHY?<br />Why Should My Community Participate?<br />Participation is required.<br />Census workers    lifetime confidentia...
WHAT?<br />Uses Composite System of Stratification:<br />Civil status: Alaska Native; American Indian <br />Color: black; ...
HOW?<br />How Can Census Data Benefit Advocates for Teen Library Services?<br />	Census figures can prove that what you ex...
WHY?<br />Why Use Census Data?<br />Determining what is unique about your community will help to develop strong arguments ...
HOW?<br />How Census Data Are Used:<br />Allocating funding for the impoverished.<br />Developing services for disabled pe...
HOW?<br />How Census Data Are Used:<br />Planning government services & budgets.<br />Creating intelligent maps for the pr...
WHAT?<br />Most useful info for library support purposes:<br />Families Served Whose Income Is Sub-Poverty Level: Useful f...
Census in Schools<br />Helpful Tools!<br />Info for kids<br />Lesson plans<br />Cool facts<br />MAPS! (Large PDFs)<br />
Census in Schools<br />
FactFinder<br />Select Census, Survey<br />Select Data File, Year, Table Type<br />Select Geography<br />Select Data Item,...
FactFinder<br />http://factfinder2.census.gov<br />Improved Functionality<br />
Type Zip Code into Geography Box<br />
      Searching Tips<br />R<br />Refine results<br />Search within topic<br />Additional search selections<br />
Locating Table Info<br />
Table/Age Info<br />
Select Modify Table<br />Options: <br />Change view/delivery format <br />Bookmark<br />Download<br />
Downloadable Data<br />.csv<br />Excel<br />PDF<br />
Powerful Visuals Prove Your Point<br />
Great Graphics!<br />
Quick Census Searching<br />
Google Search Results<br />TTT<br />Google advanced search is an even easier way to search the U.S. Census!<br />
Changing 1 Letter (“Teens” to “Teen”) Alters Results<br />Re<br />Researchers, statisticians, scientists, & others  analyz...
Fun Fact for ALA NOLA<br />Census Director Robert M. Groves grew up in the Big Easy & graduated in NOLA’s De La Salle High...
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Project Visualize: Using the 2010 U. S. Census to Promote Teen Services in Libraries

  1. 1. Using the 2010 U.S. Census <br />To Promote Teen Services in<br />Libraries<br />Created for YALSA’s Project Visualize (Emerging Leaders 2011 Cohort) by Monique Delatte Starkey.<br />
  2. 2. WHAT?<br />What Is the Census?<br />In 1787, U.S. Census mandated by constitutional convention.<br />Since 1790, the U.S. Census takes place every decade.<br />Often the singular data source for less sizeable regions, including neighborhoods.<br />
  3. 3. WHY?<br />Why Should My Community Participate?<br />Participation is required.<br />Census workers lifetime confidentiality oath.<br />Information of individuals kept confidential for 72 years.<br />State & federal monies allocated by need. Underreporting less financial support. <br />
  4. 4. WHAT?<br />Uses Composite System of Stratification:<br />Civil status: Alaska Native; American Indian <br />Color: black; white<br />Hispanic ethnicity <br />Spanish-speaking country of origination<br />Nationality<br />Chinese, Filipino, +7 more, described as race: Asian, Pacific Islander, or Native Hawaiian<br />
  5. 5. HOW?<br />How Can Census Data Benefit Advocates for Teen Library Services?<br /> Census figures can prove that what you experience everyday at your library is verifiable. Whether you are arguing that:<br /> Your city's teen population is higher than the national average, or <br />There are an unusually large number of single parent homes, or <br />The number of unemployed is especially high.<br />The Census can provide the information that you need to create a cohesive, convincing argument for your library as being worthy of support.<br />
  6. 6. WHY?<br />Why Use Census Data?<br />Determining what is unique about your community will help to develop strong arguments &/or grant boilerplates. <br />Note: Boilerplates are prewritten paragraphs or documents to be popped into grant applications (to save time).<br />Boilerplates are then tweaked to match the tone & requirements of each funder/application.<br />
  7. 7. HOW?<br />How Census Data Are Used:<br />Allocating funding for the impoverished.<br />Developing services for disabled persons.<br />Determining boundaries for schools & voting districts.<br />Planning services to assist children & adults with less developed English writing &/or speaking skills.<br />Allocating $400+ billion per year to states.<br />
  8. 8. HOW?<br />How Census Data Are Used:<br />Planning government services & budgets.<br />Creating intelligent maps for the private & public sector.<br />Establishing estimates of displaced persons.<br />Creating programs to aid Native Americans.<br />Developing outreach plans.<br />Library Lagniappe: Aiding genealogical research.<br />
  9. 9. WHAT?<br />Most useful info for library support purposes:<br />Families Served Whose Income Is Sub-Poverty Level: Useful for convincing grantors, library friends, &/or politicians that need exists.<br />Households Speaking a Language besides English at Home: Useful in proving that a diverse population benefits from library services. Many grantors are interested in/require this information.<br />
  10. 10. Census in Schools<br />Helpful Tools!<br />Info for kids<br />Lesson plans<br />Cool facts<br />MAPS! (Large PDFs)<br />
  11. 11. Census in Schools<br />
  12. 12. FactFinder<br />Select Census, Survey<br />Select Data File, Year, Table Type<br />Select Geography<br />Select Data Item, Table<br />
  13. 13. FactFinder<br />http://factfinder2.census.gov<br />Improved Functionality<br />
  14. 14. Type Zip Code into Geography Box<br />
  15. 15. Searching Tips<br />R<br />Refine results<br />Search within topic<br />Additional search selections<br />
  16. 16. Locating Table Info<br />
  17. 17. Table/Age Info<br />
  18. 18. Select Modify Table<br />Options: <br />Change view/delivery format <br />Bookmark<br />Download<br />
  19. 19. Downloadable Data<br />.csv<br />Excel<br />PDF<br />
  20. 20. Powerful Visuals Prove Your Point<br />
  21. 21. Great Graphics!<br />
  22. 22. Quick Census Searching<br />
  23. 23. Google Search Results<br />TTT<br />Google advanced search is an even easier way to search the U.S. Census!<br />
  24. 24. Changing 1 Letter (“Teens” to “Teen”) Alters Results<br />Re<br />Researchers, statisticians, scientists, & others analyze census results.<br />
  25. 25. Fun Fact for ALA NOLA<br />Census Director Robert M. Groves grew up in the Big Easy & graduated in NOLA’s De La Salle High School class of ‘66 (with Monique’s dad.)<br />

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