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This guide has been created to gather information from the American Factfinder Seminar held July 25, 2013 at the Ort Library, Frostburg State University.

Workshop Flyer

Registration Form

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Please send completed registration forms to Lisa Hartman by e-mail, fax, or postal mail.

Lisa Hartman
Lewis J. Ort Library
Frostburg State University
1 Stadium Drive
Frostburg, MD 21532


If you have any questions, please contact:

Lisa Hartman,, 301-687-4734

Theresa Mastrodonato,, 301-687-4425

MaryJo Price,, 301-687-4889

Dining Options

Lunch is on your own. Attendees are welcome to visit Appalachian Station next door in the Lane University Center for lunch or refreshments.

For those who register for both workshops, a two-hour break has been provided to allow for lunch on or off-campus.

American Factfinder

The Lewis J. Ort Library is pleased to present a training session on American FactFinder presented by Ms. Nesreen Khashan, Census Bureau Data Dissemination Specialist. 


What is American FactFinder?

American FactFinder provides access to data about   the United States. The data in American FactFinder   come from several censuses and surveys.

Training Sessions to be Held:

Friday, April 3, 2015

9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Census Bureau Housing and Demographic Statistics Introduction (Description Below)

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Census Bureau Statistics - Demographics and Economic Programs for Intermediate Users (Description Below)



Each Session is limited to 32 participants.


  Lewis J. Ort Library

  Frostburg State University

  1 Stadium Drive

  Frostburg, MD 21532


Campus Map:

Parking permit will be mailed if requested when registering.


Cost:  FREE 


Registration Deadline, Friday, March 20, 2015. Extended to Friday March 27, 2015!


Please fill out registration form and e-mail to:


You may also print out registration for and mail or fax it to:

Lisa Hartman

Lewis J. Ort Library

Frostburg State University

1 Stadium Drive

Frostburg, MD 21532

FAX: 301-687-7069


Workshop #1

Census Bureau Housing and Demographics Statistics Introduction

Whether you're studying nursing, urban planning, business or economics, understanding how to use and interpret statistics will be increasingly relevant to your field..

The U.S. Census Bureau is the leading source of quality, timely and relevant information about our nation’s people and economy. The Census Bureau releases statistics annually about your community for more than 69 indicators. Its website provides access to this data using several online tools.

During this three-hour introductory course, you’ll be able to:

Audience: This program is recommended for beginners or existing users seeking a refresher

Date/Time: Friday, April 3, 2015, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop #2

Census Bureau Statistics—Demographics and Economic Programs for Intermediate Users

If you’re already using American FactFinder, QuickFacts and other data-access tools to get demographic and housing statistics from, this course will help you get beyond the basics.

During this three-hour Intermediate Course, you’ll be able to:

  • Use Economic and Demographic programs from the Census Bureau to research a marketing plan for a small business
  • Use American FactFinder to create maps with multiple levels of data and geographic labels represented
  • Understand the different Topics filters in American FactFinder, to help your searches become more productive and efficient.
  • Learn about some of the newest data-access tool additions on, including Census Explorer and the Census Flows Mapper
  • Learn more about how to use American FactFinder and the CenStats databases to access economic data from the Economic Census, Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics and County Building Permits


Audience: This program is recommended for existing to intermediate users who want to improve their proficiency of American FactFinder

Date/Time: Friday, April 3, 2015, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Subject Guide

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Theresa Mastrodonato
Coordinator of Library Instruction for First Year Students/Reference Librarian
Lewis J. Ort Library - Room 318
Frostburg State University
1 Susan Eisel Drive
Frostburg, MD 21532