After Hours Study Space Now Open

#SHU_Libraries At long last we are pleased to announce the opening of the new After Hours Study Space!

The room is adjacent to Dunkin’ Donuts on the library’s 2nd floor:Photo of After Hours Study Space door

How it works:

During the library’s regular operating hours, the room is open and available with entrance/exit only from within the library through the wooden door.

During the library’s overnight hours

                    • 2am-8am Monday thru Thursday
                    • midnight Friday thru 11am Saturday
                    • 7pm Saturday thru 11am Sunday

—the room is accessible to current SHU students only, with entrance/exit only from outside the library through the card swipe door located on the walkway:Photo oPhoto of exterior door card swipe readerf exterior door card swipe reader

We hope students make use of the room and support our efforts to make the library more accessible!

Photo of After Hours Study Space interior


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“Targeting Top Terrorists” Book Talk with Bryan C. Price

Join us for a talk with the Buccino Leadership Institute’s founding Executive Director Bryan C. Price, Ph.D. as he discusses his new book:

Targeting Top Terrorists Book Cover

WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 2019
TIME: 4PM – 5:30PM
WHERE: Bethany Hall A [view campus map]

Free copies of the book for the first 15 students to arrive!

Please RSVP to Prof. Lisa DeLuca lisa.deluca@shu.edu

Sponsored by:


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No Guest Access to Computers During Spring 2019 Midterms

#SHU_Libraries During Spring 2019 Midterms there will be no guest access to computers from

Monday, March 4th— Friday, March 29th

Alumni access during this time is permitted.

Guest access will resume Saturday, March 30th.


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Walsh Gallery Hosting Panel Discussion on Art-Science Dialogues in the 21st Century

#SHU_Libraries The Walsh Gallery will be hosting a Panel Discussion on Art-Science Dialogues in the 21st Century. This  is an interdisciplinary program in association with the exhibition “Strange Attractors” and will be held in Walsh Gallery on Friday, March 8th, 7pm–9pm.

“Strange Attractors” explores the intersection of art and science in our era of increasing interdisciplinary dialogue. Both the panel and exhibition were conceived as an extension of a symposium hosted at New York City’s CUE Art Foundation in November 2017 that addressed ways in which an art-science alliance might contribute to the larger cultural discourse.

Panelists include: Luis Schettino, Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Lafayette College; Farzad Mahootian, a philosopher and religious studies scholar and Faculty of Liberal Studies, New York University; and Carrie Rohrman, author of “Choreographies of the Living” and Associate Professor of English at Lafayette College.  The panel will be moderated by Taney Roniger.

The objective of the panel and exhibition is to consider ways in which the arts and sciences might join forces to pursue common goals.  Both are designed to foster a creative space in which students, artists, scholars, and members of the community can engage with art through interdisciplinary frameworks.

The panel discussion and exhibition are free and open to the public.  A full-color catalogue with essays by Taney Roniger and Jeanne Brasile is available at Walsh gallery.  The exhibition is presented with generous support from the internationally renowned The Robert Lehman Foundation and the Essex County Arts Council, through a re-grant of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.

Strange Attractors Postcard

“Strange Attractors” Exhibition: January 14 – March 8, 2019

Panel: Friday, March 8th 7pm–9pm

SNOW DATE : Saturday, March 9th 7pm–9pm

Gallery hours: Mon–Fri  10:30am to 4:30pm

Further information on “Strange Attractors” and the Walsh Gallery may be found here.


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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 https://library.shu.edu/afam.

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 https://library.shu.edu/library.

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 http://www.askcarlos.com/black-history-month-posters.pdf

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 https://library.shu.edu/archives

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 / deluca@shu.edu.

Professor Brooke Duffy (African-American Studies Liaison) @ brooke.duffy@shu.edu, or Alan Delozier (African-American Studies Liaison/University Archivist) @ (973) 275-2378 / alan.delozier@shu.edu


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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**

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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.

TOUR DATES

  • 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]

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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

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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
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Love Data Week 2019

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