DLI Atlantic Workshop 2005
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Day 1

Session 1.0

8:30 - 8:50

Meet, Greet and Eat


Session 1.1

8:56 - 12:15

Boot Camp: You Asked for It!

This is a statistical boot camp, with optional field trips (SPSS, B2020, ArcView and/or a new contact field trip, depending on demand). You will learn, you will love it, and you will gain a merit badge.

There will be a Biobreak:
[Depending on good behaviour and desperation]

Chuck as team leader, with assistants for the field trips

12:15 - 1:30

Lunch: Instructions on eating protocols to follow

Session 1.2

1:30 - 2:00

30 tips in 30 minutes

Vicki Crompton will provide 30 tips in 30 minutes on how to use the STC web site effectively. This is an amazing feat!

Vicki Crompton

Session 1.3

2:00 - 2:30

Post-Censal Surveys: A PALS Close-up

Who better to help Terry with one of his questions than a PALS expert? Andy will give us the Deep Throat on how he wrestled PALS through the release committee before either APS or EDS, and tell us why it is a file to love.

Andrew MacKenzie

2:30 - 2:45



Session 1.4

2:45 - 3:30

Product Highlights, part I

The votes are in:

The Knights of the
Products Table

Session 1.5

3:30 - 4:30

DLI Update

Mike's story-telling hour wherein he tells us what he thinks is going on in Ottawa and around the country, new surveys in the pipe, and why Monia is traveling with him.


Session 1.6

4:30 - 5:00

Training Materials at Your Fingertips

Jane Frye and Sage Cram have been working on a database of training materials--Monia will give us an update on what it contains and how to access it.


Dinner at the Blomidon!

Day 2

Session 2.1

9:00 - 9:45

Survey Life Cycle

Mike and Vicki provide insights into the birth and development of a life cycle and, en route, reveal insight into some of the questions that arise using STC surveys.
Stats Can, New Math, and the Misinterpretation of Data
Vicki and Mike will lead us through some of the communication issues and problems in using and misusing data.

Vicki, Mike

Session 2.2

9:45 - 10:15

Reference Mysteries / Rescuing Business Students

Submitted reference questions for pondering…and common approaches to data/statistics questions on the reference desk.


10:15 - 10:35


Session 2.3

10:35 - 12:00

PUMF yourself up with Census microdata

This session will cover the three census pumfs, and will stretch our data muscles. Note that lunch follows immediately, to replenish body and allow for the cheerful exuberance that accompanies conquering the finger puppets.


12:00 - 1:15


Session 2.4

1:15 - 1:50

Tech Tips, Definitions, and Asking for More

We'll provide definitions, technical tips, and talk about problem areas on the tech or downloading front. There will be some discussion on the art of equipment requests. Note that we will all be working on this!


Session 2.5

1:55 - 2:55

Local Web Presence

Options and best practices from across the country--the answer to your local data web presence may be closer than you think!


2:55 - 3:10

Break, if needed

Session 2.6

3:10 - 3:40

Mysteries Solved

The solutions of mysteries can lead to salvation to those on the reference desk dealing with business students or difficult questions.


Session 2.7

3:40 - 5:00

DDI and What your director needs to know

What is DDI, what impact will it have on data services, and what projects are currently underway? This is important stuff! And your directors need a sense of where data services in Canada are heading for their planning. We'll provide some insight.

We'll end with a discussion on next year's training, and give out prizes.

CH for DDI and for future; Plus all instructors and participants

Flipchart Questions            First Aid Kit            Bonus Points exercise

Have a safe trip home!Have a safe trip home!

Published by: Vaughan Memorial Library and the Data Liberation Initiative
Revised: May 12, 2005