Chairpersons of mathematical sciences departments may be confronted with strategic questions and decision-making problems whose solutions depend on accurate and timely information about the mathematical community. At the same time, finding and analyzing the right data can be daunting. The presenters Tom Barr, AMS Special Projects officer, and Ellen Kirkman, Professor of Mathematics at Wake Forest University, will provide an orientation to the Annual Survey, CBMS survey, and other relevant sources of information.