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Library News March 2011

Library News March 2011

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March 2011

Need to know the per capita income of Ada or Pontotoc County for one of your class projects? Go to http://www.census.gov to find out.The U.S. Census Bureau keeps a wide variety of statistics, not just the decennial (every ten years) census. You can find information about the local economy, people and household make-up. National statistics are accessible on topics ranging from income to hobbies and pet ownership. The website is very user friendly with information available in multiple formats. For experts, information is available in Excel spreadsheets and data that can be imported into Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for map making. For those less inclined to fire-up Excel or GIS software, information is available on standard web pages. The Census Bureau webpage includes multi-media sections with photos, video and audio news segments. Their Facts for Features section is great for trivia hunters! Want to know how much candy Americans consume every year? Check out their Halloween feature. By the way, Americans consumed 24.3 pounds per capita of candy in 2009. Other fascinating facts: •African-Americans are 13.6% of the U.S. population and are projected to be 15% of the U.S. population in 2050. •14% of the military is female. •36.9 Americans claim Irish ancestry. Only German ancestry is claimed by more Americans. •There are 1,644 jewelry manufacturers in the United States.

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Tuesday, March 8 3:00-4:30 p.m. 2nd Floor Linscheid Library
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Featuring: Jennifer McMahon, Steve Csaki, Ken Hada and Robin Murphy

Websites of Interest
Black History Month: http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/
The Linscheid Library News is produced monthly by Angie Brunk, Reference and Outreach Librarian at the Linscheid Library. Please direct all comments and inquiries about the newsletter to her at abrunk (e-mail) or campus extension 308.

Women’s History Month: http://womenshistorymonth.gov/ Irish-American Heritage Month: http://www.irishamericanheritage.com/

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