*Apologies for cross-posting*

The University of Alberta Libraries will be hosting its seventh Winter
Institute on Statistical Literacy for Librarians (WISLL) from February
20-22, 2013. This training event will provide strategies and skills for
finding, evaluating and retrieving published statistics and will be useful
to information professionals working in academic, public and special
libraries.  Instruction will focus on making online statistics more
accessible to librarians and their patrons.

Topics to be covered include:

- A framework for thinking about published statistics
- How statistics are derived from data
- The importance of definitions, standards, and classifications in
understanding statistics
- Using metadata to find statistics
- Interpreting statistical metadata
- Evaluating statistical sources
- Choosing official and non-official statistical sources
- Tools and strategies for locating statistics
- How to cite online statistics
- Geographical and spatial representations of statistics
- Challenges in finding statistics for small geographic areas

Please note that this workshop will *NOT* provide instruction on conducting
data analysis or library assessments, although some examples will include
the use of data to demonstrate how statistics are produced.

The registration fee is $250.00, which includes continental breakfast,
coffee breaks, and lunch for all three days.

Enrollment is limited to 30 registrants. To hold a place, we ask people to
pay their registration fee within two weeks of completing the online
registration form.

Registration is currently open. For more information, or to register,
please visit

Please do not hesitate to contact me -- Sophia -- at [log in to unmask] if
you have further inquiries.

*Please note: I am in the Data Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays during
business hours, and I will respond to your inquiries as soon as possible.
Thank you.

Sophia Hoosein
Local WISLL Coordinator
University of Alberta
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