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Free Workshop Series July 20-22: Summer of Social Demographics

By Tina Beis

Librarians Hector Escobar, Tina Beis and Heidi Gauder from the University Libraries will present a series of three 45-minute Zoom webinars July 20-22, each highlighting available resources to help users research demographics. In each session, a 30-minute demonstration will be followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session. For additional information on the resources presented,  see the Summer of Social Demographics Research Guide.

Session 1: Working with Social Explorer 

Hector Escobar will demonstrate Social Explorer, a library database that allows users to select and present census and other demographic data. With Social Explorer, users can view changes in data over periods of time. The collection includes data from many sources on a wide range of subjects from elections to religion. 

  • 2 to 2:45 p.m. Monday, July 20
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Session 2: Working with the United States Census Bureau and Sage Stats 

Tina Beis will cover how to access and export demographic data and tables from the United States Census Bureau website. This session also will give highlights from Sage Stats, an interactive and statistical platform.

  • 2 to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 21
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Session 3: Historical Statistics of the United States, HeritageQuest and Data Visualization Resources 

Heidi Gauder will cover the historical and the personal aspects of demographics and share highlights from Historical Statistics of the United States, HeritageQuest and other data visualization resources.

  • 2 to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 22
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About the presenters

All of the presenters are research and instruction librarians in the University Libraries.

  • Hector Escobar is an associate professor and director of education and information delivery. He is the liaison for psychology.
  • Tina Beis is an assistant professor and discovery services librarian in the University Libraries. She is the liaison for the sociology, anthropology and social work department and the criminal justice studies program.
  • Heidi Gauder is a professor in the University Libraries and coordinator of research and instruction. She is the liaison for the political science and history departments.
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