POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE. INFORMATION AVAILABLE SOON. (8-12-18)Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … The Current Population Survey: Methodology and Content

The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us all do better reference work by increasing our familiarity with government information resources, and by discovering the best strategies for navigating them. 
From its original purpose in providing national employment data, to data on voting patterns and internet usage, the Current Population Survey offers terrific breadth and depth of statistics about the U.S.  This presentation by members of the CPS staff at the Census Bureau will go in-depth on the topics included and the methodology used to collect the data for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the main sponsor of the survey.

Presenter: Greg Weyland

Mr. Weyland has worked as a survey statistician at the Bureau of the Census for over 30 years.  The vast majority of that time he has worked exclusively on the Current Population Survey (CPS).  Given his long tenure with the program, Mr. Weyland has experience in all aspects of the survey from data collection operations to the final provision of the data to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  His current assignments are focused on the processing of the data, specifically on the computerized edits and imputations and the various weighting programs.  He serves as the resident expert on the survey and has answered many hundreds of calls from users, researchers, reporters, academicians, and visitors seeking answers to the ins and outs of the CPS.

We will meet together online on September 13th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Please RSVP for the session using this link:

We will use WebEx for the live session. After you register, information on testing and accessing the session will be made available before the session date.

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


Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm