Seton Hall University Libraries’ new Data Services Group, hosted its Love Data Week 2021 virtually this February 8th-12th. This year’s theme for the LDW at SHU was “Diversity and Inclusion in Data.”
During the week, the Data Services Group offered several sessions, ranging from Tableau Dashboards, Using Power BI to Identify Diversity in Your Workplace, Using Excel to Build an Optimal Investment Portfolio, and much more. The sessions counted with high levels of participation from University Libraries staff, SHU faculty & administrators, external guests, as well as undergraduate and graduate students.
Additionally, thanks to the University Libraries’ partnership with ICPSR, an international consortium that allows SHU students and faculty to access several secondary datasets, Love Data Week even had international attendees join its session on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on data sources. The session described how students can use ICPSR to discover data sources related to several communities.
Joseph Kajon, a sophomore Mathematics major, said he really enjoyed the experience of attending the Tableau Dashboards session. “As someone interested in the field of Data Science, I really appreciate having these resources available to learn more about how to efficiently use data.” He also added that he enjoyed “seeing how data is relevant to all fields, not just STEM related. Overall, LDW was a great experience and strengthened my interest in data.”
Faculty and students who were unable to attend the sessions can assess the recordings and presentation materials below. All are encouraged to learn about Research Data Services now offered by University Libraries, including data management, collection, and storage options. In addition, SHU students and faculty can request software access to aid their research based on the list of software supported at SHU in the Data Services Guide.
Using Excel to Build an Optimal Investment Portfolio| Recording
Tableau Dashboards | Recording
Douglass Day Conversations| Presentation
For future workshops, stay connected with us and be sure to check the Data Services Group’s Class Calendar.