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Call for Nominations: UNYSLA Chapter Member Awards

There’s still time to nominate a deserving student or chapter member for the 2009 UNYSLA Student and Chapter Merit Awards.

Email materials by September 1, 2009 to:

Elizabeth Brown
2009 UNYSLA Awards Chair
ebrown@binghamton.edu
phone: (607)777-4882

The Upstate New York Chapter Member Merit Award was created to recognize individuals for outstanding achievement and service to SLA and the Chapter and honor chapter members with a record of distinguished service in the organization and the association. Nominees must be a current member in good standing the in the association currently OR hold membership for at least two consecutive years prior to the award date.

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Introducing the American Community Survey

by Pam Baxter & Warren Brown

For those who follow activities in the federal statistical agencies (and who doesn’t!), you may have noticed some prominent headlines about the upcoming decennial Census in recent months:

“Census Switch Worries Some,” (Washington Post, July 8, 2008) regarding the recent decision by the Census Bureau to replace use of handheld computers with pencil and paper collection instruments to follow up with non-respondent households.
“Census Damage Control,” (New York Times editorial June 23, 2008) on agency preparation and funding shortfalls provided by Congress.
“Out for the Count,” (Boston Globe, July 27, 2008) highlighted a Census Bureau decision to count legally married same-sex couples in Massachusetts as “unwed partners.”

So this seems an appropriate time to highlight a statistical product from the Census Bureau that will come into its own in 2010—The American Community Survey.

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Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for the Spring 2018 UNYSLA Conference: Lead From Where You Are

 

When: April 13th, 2018

Where: Rochester, NY

 

Check back soon for more details!

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