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Demographics and Statistical Data

The Data Resources Guide

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Need data on a certain subject and don’t know where to begin? The State Library of North Carolina’s Government and Heritage Library can help you.  Look no further than our Data Resources Guide, where you can find information about North Carolina and more.  You can find links to helpful databases, such as LINC (Log Into NC) and Census Explorer, and access tutorials on the powerful data tools like the American FactFinder and Data Ferrett.  Also, there is a link where you can join the NCData Listserv to receive announcements about important data releases from the NC State Data Center and the US Census Bureau, as well as information about upcoming webinars.


Free Online Webinar: Telling Your Story With Data – November 13, 2013

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Who knew that numbers could be such a hot topic?  Don’t miss “Telling Your Story with Data” — a repeat of the standing room-only session at North Carolina Library Association’s 60th Biennial Conference in October!  Here’s why numbers (i.e. data) are so important —

Funders are increasingly asking libraries to use data to demonstrate value and prove need.  How does data help you make your case, what types of data are available, where do you get data, and how do you use data to tell your story?  This presentation will focus on freely-available county and public library data.  Presenters will show attendees several data sources, explain basic concepts of Census data, and discuss ideas for combining this data with library data to tell your story, using examples such as how to enhance grant applications with data and how to create data-supported arguments for funders.

This webinar is a repeat of the NCLA conference session presented by State Library of North Carolina staff members Joyce Chapman, Communications and Data Analysis Consultant, and Beth Hayden, Demographics and Research Librarian.  While this webinar is designed primarily for a public library audience, the data sources and strategies described may be of interest to staff in all types of North Carolina libraries.

Date:  Wednesday, November 13th

Time:  2:00 – 3:00 p.m.


For more information or to register:

This session will be recorded and available for viewing at a later date.

State Doc Pick of the Week: Crop damage by wildlife

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Did you know that in 2009 wildlife destroyed an estimated $29 million in North Carolina field crops?  These statistics were put together with the help of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.  It includes information on what crops suffer the most damage and the most common kinds of wildlife producing the damage.

This publication can be downloaded, printed, saved and viewed by clicking here.

Hispanic Heritage Month

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Hispanic Heritage Month

September is Hispanic Heritage month. North Carolina has one of the fastest growing Hispanic populations in the country. The Hispanic community is a diverse population that encompasses a variety of cultures.

For more information about the Hispanic population please check out the following books from the GHL collection:

Hispanic Americans: A Statistical Sourcebook, 2003 ed.

A source of statistical information on the Hispanic population including demographics, education, economics and health.

Hispanic Firsts: 500 Years of Extraordinary Achievement by Nicolas Kanellos

A compilation of contributions and achievements of Hispanics from the arts, education, politics and the sciences.


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