Information Resources In Honor of African-American History Month

Information Resources In Honor of African-American History Month

#SHU_Libraries proudly presents and offers our research community a number of information connections related to the African-American experience not only for February, but throughout the year.  Various examples include a specially designed Library Research Guide created by Professor Lisa DeLuca to help with introductory and advanced leads within this organized site located at

Our University Libraries site also hosts, or offers researchers access to thousands of electronic records, print materials, audio-visual data and other resources that cover African-American themes in general and highlight events, eras, places, people, and a wide-range of varied aspects of importance in particular.  Visit the University Libraries Homepage at

The University Libraries also offers various specialized sites and notices regarding the African-American experience such as commemorative stamps issued by the United States Postal Service that honor the accomplishments of many individuals throughout history. Visit

United States Postal Service Black History Month

In addition, we have a number of resources related to African-American accomplishment connected to Seton Hall University, Catholic New Jersey, and other specialized papers and materials found in our Archives & Special Collections Center including, but not limited to the Papers of Congressman Donald Payne, Thomas and Margaret Melady, and University Archives to name a few.  Visit the Archives & Special Collections at

Inter-Racial Council of 1951 featuring Dr. Francis Monroe Hammond, Seton Hall's first African-American faculty member
Inter-Racial Council of 1951 featuring Dr. Francis Monroe Hammond (seated, front row), Seton Hall’s first African-American faculty member

Photo of Donald M. Payne, former Congressman
Donald M. Payne, former Congressman

For more information please contact: Professor Lisa DeLuca (History and School of Diplomacy Liaison) @ (973) 761-7959 /

Professor Brooke Duffy (African-American Studies Liaison) @, or Alan Delozier (African-American Studies Liaison/University Archivist) @ (973) 275-2378 /

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Group Study Rooms Now With Dry Erase Board Walls

#SHU_Libraries We are pleased to announce that a Student Government Association initiative to repaint 5 of our group study rooms with a blue accent wall and a dry erase board wall is now complete and the rooms are ready to use!

Photo of Dry Erase Board Wall

The 5 re-painted group study rooms are: #305, #307, #308, #311 & #312.

Our deep thanks to the Office of the Provost and Dr Karen Boroff who provided the funding for this project.

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Walsh Gallery Director to Present at College Art Association Conference

The Director of the Walsh Gallery, Jeanne Brasile, will travel to New York City this month to present at the College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference.

Photo of Jeanne Brasile
Jeanne Brasile

The conference, now in its one-hundred-and-seventh year, is the largest professional gathering of art historians, artists, designers, curators and others dedicated to the visual arts. Participants have access to more than three-hundred sessions on topics such as Impressionism, activism and the political role of artists and the arts.

Read the rest of the story at Seton Hall University News [link].

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Love Data Week 2019

#SHU_Libraries We are pleased to announce Love Data Week 2019 will take place from Monday, February 11 to Friday, February 15!

**All events will be held in the 2nd floor Common Area, Walsh Library unless noted. Please register for each event using the corresponding link**


Library and Archive Tours

Learn more about Walsh Library and the Msgr. William Noé Field Archives and Special Collections Center.  Take a tour to learn about services the library offers and their extensive physical and digital collections.


  • Monday, February 11, 11:00 am (meet in Common Area) [Register here link]
  • Tuesday, February 12, 1:00 pm (meet in Common Area) [Register here link]


Tuesday, February 12, 11:00 am

JSTOR Labs – Text Analyzer and Data for Research (DfR) [Register here link]

Learn how to use Text Analyzer and other research tools from JSTOR Labs. Text Analyzer allows researchers to search for content on JSTOR simply by uploading a document. The tool analyzes the text within the document to find key topics and terms used, and then uses the terms it deems most important to find similar content in JSTOR.  DfR allows users to define and request datasets for content on JSTOR, or download a sample dataset for teaching text mining techniques.


Tuesday, February 12, 12:30-1:30pm

**This event will be held at the Interprofessional Health Sciences Library on the Nutley campus**

ICPSR Webinar – Medical & Public Health Data Collections [Register here link]

Learn about medical collections available through Seton Hall’s subscription to Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research based at the University of Michigan.


Wednesday, February 13, 12:00pm-4:00pm

Managing Data with the NYU Data Services Team

Join us for a lively discussion about qualitative data analysis, data management, and reproducibility with experts Vicki Steeves and Sarah DeMott from NYU’s Data Service Team:

12:00pm-1:00pm  Data Management  [Register here link]
1:30pm-2:30pm Taguette: Qualitative Software [Register here link]
3:00pm-4:00pm  Advanced Qualtrics  [Register here link]


Thursday, February 14, 2:00pm

Using Tableau with Publicly Available Data [Register here link]

Are you interested in learning more about data visualization? Curious about the best ways to tell stories with data? Looking for simple and fast ways to create data dashboards? In this beginner-level workshop you’ll get a hands-on introduction to creating interactive visualizations with Tableau Public, a free data analysis and visualization tool. Please bring your laptop to the workshop. 

 In advance of the workshop please complete the following steps:

  1. Download and install Tableau Public on your laptop;
  2. Create a Tableau Public Profile


Friday, February 15, 11:30-1:30pm

ScienceDirect / Scopus Lunch and Learn [Register here link]

Lunch will be served at this event

Come for all or part of this session to review how to include your data when publishing

  • Learn how to discover data sets on ScienceDirect, Scopus and Mendeley
  • Make large amounts of data manageable with Scopus’ smart tools, allowing you to track, analyze and visualize research
  • Learn more about the basket of metrics available to help you decide what to read, where to publish and to generally facilitate evaluation of your research interests
Love Data Week 2019 Flyer
Love Data Week 2019


Celebrate Chinese New Year @ The Chinese Corner

#SHU_Libraries Join us at the Chinese Corner in the library on Wednesday,  February 06 from 12p-1:30p to celebrate Chinese New Year 中國新年 zhong guo xin nian!

Chinese New Year Flyer

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StackMap Now Integrated With Book Search

#SHU_Libraries is pleased to announce that StackMap is now integrated with your book search results!

What is StackMap? It is an indoor mapping web application that helps patrons easily locate library resources.

You can try it for yourself! From the library’s homepage, click on the tab Books & ebooks:

StackMap Infographic

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Celebrate Martin Luther King’s Legacy Through Kanopy Films

#SHU_Libraries are pleased to announce that in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and the profound impact he had on America, Kanopy films (our streaming media provider) is making available 16 essential films highlighting Dr. King’s life and contributions.

Martin Luther King Jr. Film Collection

SHU students, faculty, staff and administrators can stream the films from Friday, January 18 through Wednesday, January 23 through the library’s Kanopy platform here.

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Spring Semester Hours begin Monday, January 14

#SHU_Libraries Spring Semester Hours begin Monday, January 14!

Friday, January 11        8am – 5pm
Saturday, January 12  CLOSED
Sunday, January 13     CLOSED

Monday, Janaury 14        8am – 2am
Tuesday, January 15        8am – 2am
Wednesday, January 16 8am – 2am
Thursday, January 17     8am – 2am
Friday, January 18           8am – midnight
Saturday, January 19      11am – 7pm
Sunday, January 20        11am – 2am

View our complete schedule– Library Hours Spring 2019

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Walsh Gallery Current Exhibition: Strange Attractors

Walsh Gallery presents Strange Attractors, on view from
Monday, January 14 – Friday, March 8, 2019

Strange Attractors Postcard Front

Opening Reception: Friday, January 25, 2019, 6:00-8:00 pm

The exhibition features a variety of artists and scientists making art informed by scientific principles. The show is an offshoot of the virtual symposium, “Strange Attractors,” which Taney Roniger organized in 2017 in collaboration with New York’s C.U.E. Art Foundation. The exhibition builds upon the questions and concepts stemming from the symposium on the current state of relations between art and science, and the growing trend towards collaboration between practitioners of these disciplines.

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