In commemoration of this date and in keeping with the requirement above, RPI Libraries make efforts to provide materials and programming in celebration of this event. This guide provides details on the events and collections surrounding the day.
This Constitution and Citizenship Day, RPI Libraries is celebrating the US Constitution as it relates to data and information. Our library workshops will highlight government information, the US Census, and locating found data with the Constitution as a source for analysis.
Introduction to Gathering Found Data (1:00 pm, Oct 6) Every ten years, as mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, a full count of America’s population is conducted. Today, this work is completed by the Census Bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Most government information is openly available but is not always intuitive to find. This workshop will enhance your data discovery skills and promote data literacy within resources that include data.gov. The skills demonstrated in this workshop can be applied to other government resources such as Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM). ROAM is an interactive mapping tool created in early 2018 that is enabling better resourcing decisions and outreach to increase self-response rates for the 2020 Census and many other surveys.