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K- 12 Librarians

EBSCO is offering free training webinars online this fall!

The webinars are meant for K-12 Librarians but anyone can join.

Here are the topics covered:

To see more information about the classes, go to the complete class listing.

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Fall Census Workshops

ODL is hosting two Census workshops this fall!

The first workshop,“American FactFinder,” will be held in the Internet Lab at the Oklahoma Dept. of Libraries on November 21, 1:00 – 4:30.

This workshops will include –

  • Data from the 2012 Economic Census is said to exist only for populated places of 2,500 or more. But I will show attendees how to find data about the number of businesses by industry sectors for any populated place of less than 2,500 in Oklahoma that has a Post Office, such as Canton, Gotebo, and Kremlin.
  • Oklahoma has expanded data for 55 more towns than in any previous Economic Census because the reporting threshold was reduced from places with 5,000+ people or jobs to 2,500+ people or jobs.
  • Search economic data by subjects that you might not expect: legal form of organization, gross value of depreciable assets, single unit/multi-unit firms, data processing services, or fringe benefits.
  • Sort economic data by limiters such as “Number of paid employees for pay period.”
  • Search for industries by NAICS codes, such as 211111 “Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Production.”


The next worksop, “2012 Economic Census,” is scheduled in the Internet Lab at ODL on Dec. 14, 1:00 – 4:30.

This workshops will include –

  • Data for where you live and work about people and their characteristics
  • How to find the square mileage of towns and cities and how it can change
  • How to work with Census Dataset Prefixes, such as “B” for American Community Survey (ACS) tables that shows the most data in ACS, or “CP” for Comparison Tables.
  • How to find towns that aren’t large Metropolitan/micropolitan Statistical Areas that are in more than one county


There are no prerequisites for these workshops; all are welcome. This are the last times that these workshops will be offered in the Oklahoma City area. Both workshops will be offered in 2018 in the Tulsa area.

The presenter is Steve Beleu, Oklahoma Dept. of Libraries/ Coordinating Agency of the Oklahoma State Data Center.

For questions or to enroll contact Steve Beleu by email.