Black History Month at the Libraries and Beyond

There are so many ways to get involved and educate yourself for Black History Month (BHM) this February, and beyond. Walsh Library is pleased to partner with and promote events for BHM with various departments and committees across campus, including: Africana Studies and History departments, several Black Student Organizations, and committees.

See a list of BHM events university-wide.

Attend a Library BHM Event

Algorithmic Bias and Data Ethics (Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 2:00pm-3:00pm) Register 

Massive amounts of data, often personal data, are used and gathered in more and more technologies. With that comes the need for data ethics to become better established and understood. Data can be used in helpful and innovative ways, but it can also be used against people and communities, particularly communities of color. Come join us in an introductory discussion of this topic.

Douglass Day Conversation (Friday, February 12, 2021 | 5:30pm-6:30pm) Register 

Celebrate the legacy of Frederick Douglass with mini-lectures by Africana Studies and History faculty about Douglass, Mary Church Terrell, Ida B. Wells, and more. Members of SHU Black Student Organizations will help facilitate discussions. We will end with information about how you can contribute to Black feminist scholarship by transcribing the papers of Mary Church Terrell.

Seton Hall University Libraries Speaker’s Series (Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 4:00pm-5:15pm) Register

      • “Pipeline Problem, Discrimination, Or Something Else? Addressing Real-World Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries and Schools”
      • Join guest speakers Elaine Norlin (Professional Development/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator at the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries) and  J. Kenyon Kummings (the Superintendent for New Jersey’s Wildwood Public Schools)  for an engaging discussion on diversity.

#BHM365

Learning about Black history shouldn’t end when February is over. Keep Black History Month going year-round by continuing to educate yourself. Here are some sources to help you:

Art & Visual Culture
The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall has a long history of hosting exhibitions on Black culture. Take a glance through some of these materials pulled together by Gallery Director Jeanne Brasile.

Follow Seton Hall University Libraries on social media for BHM updates and much more!

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Love Data Week 2021

Seton Hall University Libraries’ new Data Services Group, is excited to invite the SHU Community to Love Data Week 2021, to be held virtually February 8th-12th .

Love Data Week (LDW) is an international celebration of data, aiming to raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, reuse, and library-based research data services.

Follow ❤ Love Data Week ❤ online at #lovedataweek21

This year’s LDW theme at SHU is “Diversity and Inclusion in Data”. We want to support the SHU community with our data subscriptions (such as ICPSR and PolicyMap) and open source tools to promote finding data related to marginalized communities and BIPOC (black, Indigenous and people of color), and visualizing the information using impartial and fair methods. Programs range from a conversation about Algorithmic Bias and Data Ethics, Using PowerBI to identify diversity in your workplace, and finding thematic and minority data collections in ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research).

All are encouraged to learn about Research Data Services now offered by University Libraries, including how to create a data management plan and data storage options with University Libraries. This new offering will help faculty when applying for grants and teach researchers how to manage, preserve and store data for reuse.

Faculty who are unable to attend these sessions can have them delivered during scheduled class time for their students. Make arrangements through your liaison librarian.

Join a session (or a few!) on Microsoft Teams and get connected.

The full schedule and registration is below:

Monday, February 8, 2021

    • R: ggplot (11:00am – 12:00pm)
    • Presenter: Samah Alshrief
    • Registration (free) | Microsoft Teams

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    • Using PowerBI to Identify Diversity in Your Workplace (2:00pm-3:00pm)
    • Presenter: Prof. Chelsea Barrett
    • Info & Registration (free) | Microsoft Teams

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    • Using Excel to Build an Optimal Investment Portfolio  (3:00pm – 3:45pm)
    • Presenter: Prof.  Anthony Loviscek
    • Info & Registration (free) | Microsoft Teams

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Data Sources in ICPSR (11:00am-12:00pm)
    • Presenter: Prof. Gerry Shea
    • Info & Registration (free) | Microsoft Teams

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

    • Algorithmic Bias and Data Ethics (2:00pm-3:00pm)
    • Presenters: Prof. Chelsea Barrett & Prof. Brooke Duffy
    • Info & Registration (free) | Microsoft Teams

Thursday, February 11, 2021


Thursday, February 11, 2021

    • Data Driven Decisions in Sports Medicine: Helping Athletes Stay Healthy, Perform Better, and Return to Play After Injury (1:00pm-2:00pm) **SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED**

Thursday, February 11, 2021

    • Data Narrative Assignment Workshop (2:00pm-3:00pm)
    • Presenter: Prof. Greg Iannarella
    • Info & Registration (free) | Microsoft Teams

Thursday, February 11, 2021

    • Facts & Figures Zet Forward  (2:00pm-3:00pm)
    • Presenters: Prof. Alan Delozier, Dr. Sarah Ponichtera, & Jeanne Brasile
    • Info & Registration (free) | Microsoft Teams

Friday, February 12, 2021

Welcome Students!

A big Pirate “Welcome” to new students and “Welcome Back” to returning students!

For Spring Semester 2021, the Library is open 7 days a week (see our hours), starting Wednesday, January 27th.

In accordance with SHU Policy and the SHU Pledge, while you are in the library please remember that in light of the continuing health threat posed by the COVID19 pandemic:

      • masks must be worn at all times.
      • social distancing must be observed (keep a distance of 6 feet between you and others).  Please do not move chairs/desks/furniture to sit closer to someone else. The furniture has been laid out to provide a safe space between others.
      • there is no food allowed (you may not eat in the building).
      • drinks are allowed in covered containers only.
      • group study rooms remain closed and unavailable.
      • library space is available only to SHU ID cardholders at this time. Members of the public, recent graduates, community borrowers, Seton Hall University alumni, retired/emeriti faculty, and visiting scholars are not permitted in the building, with the exception of those who have made prior arrangements with the Archives to consult Special Collections materials.

2021 Spring Semester Hours

2021 Spring Semester Hours

Intersession: Monday, January 4th — Tuesday, January 26th   

        • Monday – Friday              8:00am – 7:30pm
        • Saturday & Sunday          CLOSED

CLOSED for Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 18th


Wednesday, January 27th — Wednesday, March 31st    

        • Monday – Friday                7:30am – 10:30pm
        • Saturday & Sunday            8:30am – 5:30pm

CLOSED for Easter: Thursday, April 1st – Sunday,  April 4th


Monday, April 5th — Tuesday, May 19th     

        • Monday – Friday               7:30am – 10:30pm
        • Saturday & Sunday           8:30am – 5:30pm

Wednesday, May 20th — Friday, May 28th     

        • Monday – Friday             8:00am – 7:30pm
        • Saturday & Sunday         CLOSED

CLOSED Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday,  May 29th – Monday, May 31st

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