Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents ... Census Bureau Data Access  

The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us increase our familiarity with government information. All are welcome because government information wants to be free.

Do you hate American FactFinder?  Do you at minimum find it difficult to use?  Well, get ready, because the Census Bureau is beta-testing a new data platform that will replace ALL of its data tools!  Michele Hayslett will give a brief overview of the process, the tools to be transferred, and the timeline; provide an orientation to the interface; and demonstrate a few searches.  You will receive the questions the Census Bureau would like testers of all skill levels to answer about their experiences with the new interface, and the email address to which to send feedback.

Michele Hayslett started learning about Census data when she worked as the Demographics Specialist at the State Library of North Carolina in the early 2000s, and hasn’t stopped learning.  She is currently the Librarian for Numeric Data Services and Data Management at UNC at Chapel Hill, working in the Davis Library Research Hub.

We will meet together online on June 7 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Please RSVP for the session using this link:

We will use WebEx for the live session. Information on testing and accessing the session will be made available when you register.

The session will be recorded and available after the live session, linked from the NCLA GRS web page (

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm