Celebrate Love Data Week 2022

Seton Hall University Libraries’ Data Services Group is excited to invite the SHU Community to the 5th Annual Love Data Week 2022, 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.

SHU hosted events will take place on February 15th and 16th. View all the upcoming events here. To see a list of other related events that will be occurring all week across the globe, check out the host’s Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) here.

This year’s LDW theme at SHU is “Data is For Everyone,” a look at the people side of data, the shape of data in different disciplines, and the biases of who is and isn’t included in or represented by data. Event topics include data lakes and unstructured data for business intelligence, data ethics, data in finance, and a demonstration of an interactive map of Seton Hall’s collections of donated and archived materials and artifacts.

Of special note is our workshop at the IHS library about the scope of Research Data Services offered by University Libraries, including how to create a data management plan and data storage options with University Libraries. This offering will help students, faculty, and administrators to manage, analyze, and visualize data.

Be sure to follow along with Love Data Week online at #LoveData22

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!) and get connected.

The registration links can be found at the following:

For more information, please contact data.services@shu.edu.

This article was written by Michael Murphy, intern, Spring 2022.

Introducing the CAPS Collection

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Seton Hall University Libraries are proud to announce the purchase of a collection geared to promoting mental health care and wellness within our campus community. Housed in three locations – Walsh Library, the IHS Library in Nutley, and at the CAPS Office (second floor of Mooney Hall, Room 27)- the collection is designed to help encourage education around common topics of interest to students. The collection was funded by grants from Great Minds Dare to Care, a university-wide collaborative suicide prevention initiative focused on student wellness and mental health.

Topics covered across the collection include general stress management, conflict resolution, perfectionism, insomnia, anxiety, coping with chronic pain, exploring and accepting gender identity and sexuality, mental health in the context of race, body image issues, substance abuse and addiction, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These books can help give you the tools to help yourself or a friend or loved one in need if struggling with any of these issues. For a list of available titles check here.

Additionally, don’t hesitate to take advantage of CAPS counseling services. Call (973) 761-9500, Monday-Friday 8:45 a.m.- 4:45 p.m., to schedule an appointment.

If there is an immediate psychological emergency, students can call the SHU 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Hotline (973) 275-HELP (4357) for support.

University Libraries Announces New Podcast Series

We are happy to announce the first episode of the libraries’ new podcast series, Zet Forward, dropped at the beginning of February. Zet Forward is a podcast to celebrate authors and other individuals who are involved with projects for the benefit of Seton Hall University and the wider world.  In the first episode, Chelsea Barrett, Business Librarian at Walsh Library, interviews Dr. Jay Liebowitz. Dr. Liebowitz is a visiting professor in the Department of Computing and Decision Sciences at Seton Hall University. He was awarded a U.S. Navy Summer Faculty Research Fellowship at the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Carderock Division (NSWC-CD) for Summers 2020 and 2021. Professor Liebowitz, who teaches in the Stillman School of Business’ M.B.A. and online M.S. in Business Analytics programs, focused his research on developing an enterprise-wide knowledge management strategy at NSWC-CD and metrics to measure the scientific and technical health of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC-CD). The interview covered, among other topics, Dr. Liebowitz’s newest book: A Research Agenda for Knowledge Management and Analytics.

You can find the podcast at Podcast @ Seton Hall University. Please check it out when you have time.