Get to Know the Library Staff! Victor Eubanks

Victor Eubanks is the Institutional Repository Coordinator. If you are faculty and have a Selected Works profile, he probably keeps it up to date. He started as a Catalog Assistant 17 years ago, entering library materials into the system. Now, he ensures that the information in the various categories of the erepository is correct and easily accessible.

Victor Eubanks

  1. How long have you been working at the library? 17 years.
  2. What is a book that everyone should read? Non-fiction: Year 501 by Noam Chomsky | Fiction: John Dies at the End by David Wong.
  3. What are you watching these days? 2 Sentence Horror Stories, Desus & Mero, Snowfall, just to name a few.
  4. Last music concert you attended? Immortal Technique .
  5. What is the best way to rest / decompress? On a day off, sleep until I wake up naturally, then go to a record store.
  6. What is your favorite spot on campus? The tables by the student center.
  7. Do you have a good take-out or delivery spot you’d recommend? Munchies, a great Jamaican restaurant in S. Orange.
  8. What advice would you give to your 20-year old self? Go on more road trips. It’s the best way to see the country
  9. What is your favorite app? Youtube. There is so much history. Speeches and interviews that I never heard or saw.
  10. What is a skill you are working on mastering? I’ll have to get back to you on that one!
  11. What is something most people don’t know about you? All of the different types of music that I like.
  12. What’s one ingredient you put in everything? Cayenne pepper.
  13. What person living or dead would you like to have dinner with? My grandfather. He passed away before I was born.


Seton Hall University Libraries Joins HathiTrust

Seton Hall University Libraries has become the newest member of HathiTrust (, a global collaborative of research and academic libraries working towards its mission to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future.

Today, HathiTrust offers reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law, computational access to the entire corpus for scholarly research, and other emerging services based on the combined collection.

HathiTrust members steward this collection under the aims of scholarly, not corporate, interests. HathiTrust holds the largest set of digitized books managed by the academic, research, and library community. This offers an unprecedented opportunity to steward the cultural record through increasingly interdependent work that develops capacity and sparks innovation.

Authorized Seton Hall University constituents can access Hathi Trust with their PirateNet credentials here.

For more information, see 2021 HathiTrust At-a-Glance [pdf]

Library Launches New Qualitative Data Analysis Software for University Community

Exterior of the Walsh Library. Seton Hall University Libraries is excited to announce the purchase of a limited number of qualitative data analysis software Atlas.ti (desktop, version 9), and ATLAS.ti Cloud licenses. Atlas.ti (desktop) software supports coding textual, graphical, audio, or video data; managing and annotating a literature review; and creating data visualizations or network diagrams. Atlas.ti cloud is used primarily for text documents and supports collaborative access to shared projects.

Lynn CarrSociology Professor C. Lynn Carr notes: “I love Atlas.ti! I don’t know how I’d do qualitative research with large amounts of data without data management software. Atlas.ti is easy to use for coding data and organizing it. It’s largely intuitive. I find it indispensable for data analysis, assisting me in envisioning relationships among categories as they emerge from the data. In the writing stage, it allows me to easily find the quotes I need.”

Seton Hall University Libraries wishes to acknowledge that this purchase would not have been possible without funding support via special faculty development grants and wishes to extend a thank you to the Office of the Provost. Additionally, SHU’s Department of Information Technology assisted in facilitating the licensing of this software.

How to request and install Atlas.ti?

To request a copy of Atlas.ti use the Atlas.ti request form from SHU Libraries Data Services.

For help with Atlas.ti please contact SHU Libraries Data Services: |

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.


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.

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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

Online Forum: Traditional Media, Social Media, and the Polarization of the Electorate

Online Forum: Traditional Media, Social Media, and the Polarization of the Electorate

When: Monday November 30th @ 7pm on Zoom (click here to join the meeting)

This forum will address:

      • How has the shift from traditional to social media contributed to the polarization of the electorate?
      • How do social media “bubbles” contribute to this phenomenon?
      • Are there ways to counteract these trends?
      • How is belief information affected by social media?


      • Vin Gopal (New Jersey Senator 11th District)
      • Alex Torpey (former South Orange Village President)
      • Robert Pallitto (Professor of Political Science and Public Administration)

Moderator: Steven Schnall (South Orange Village Trustee)

All are welcome to attend.

The event will be recorded & posted here and here.

View the Online Forum Poster.

Co-sponsored by: Seton Hall University College of Arts & Sciences, Seton Hall University Libraries, The East Orange Public Library, The Maplewood Public Library, The Orange Public Library, and The South Orange Public Library.

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Faculty Resources For Streaming Media – Update

Since the start of the Fall Semester and the increase in online teaching, one question that has come up repeatedly from professors is: Can I stream content from my Netflix account in my classroom when I teach? 


The short answer: no

However, Netflix does make available several documentaries for educational screening. Please visit our Netflix page for more information.

Reminder: #SHU_Libraries offer several ways to stream film and video!

    • AVON ( Academic Video Online) provides a comprehensive video collection, delivering more than 66,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.
    • Digital Campus  offers access to over 25,000 commercial films. These films may be viewed in the classroom or through Blackboard and must be ordered by a faculty member.
    • Kanopy streams more than 26,000 films from the Criterion Collection, Great Courses, PBS, and hundreds of other producers. Faculty members can request films ranging from documentaries, indie and foreign films to classics and blockbuster movies.

To start exploring our film and video collections please visit Accessing Films at SHU.

Please Contact Prof. Gerry Shea for further information.

Streaming Platforms

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