The University Libraries Research Data Management team presents SHU’s 6th Annual Love Data Week, from Monday, February 13th to Friday, February 17th, 2023. This popular week of events was launched to highlight the new direction in academic libraries to find, manage, analyze, and visualize data. These services are critical for enhancing the quality of student coursework, faculty and student research, access to collections as well as graduate retention. Registration for all events here.
This year’s workshops range from Github for Researchers to Python for Quantitative Research as well as topics in finance and leisure reading. The Data Discovery session on February 15 will show data subscriptions available to the SHU community to enhance research, grant proposals, and even one’s personal life. PolicyMap, for example, is an easy to use mapping tool that allows a user to explore U.S. neighborhoods where the SHU community lives, works or volunteers. PolicyMap is used across SHU in disciplines ranging from Public Health to Education and Business Writing with Professor Greg Iannarella.
Monday, February 13, 2023, 10:00am – 11:00am, Dr. Anthony Loviscek
Monday, February 13, 2023, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Malik M. Redwood, ’24
Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Ms. Salah Muddathth
Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Dr. Olga Komissarova
Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Dr. Samah Alshrief
Thursday, February 16, 2023, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Dr. Samah Alshrief
Friday, February 17, 2023, 11:00am – 11:30am, Professor Maria Barca
University Libraries Assistant Dean for Public Services, Lisa DeLuca remarks, “University Libraries has steadily increased the size of our Research Data Management team over the past three years to include six librarians across two campuses in South Orange and Nutley plus lead data analyst Samah Alshrief, PhD, ‘22. The team is led by Sharon Ince, Interim Assistant Dean of Information Technology and Collection Services and Assistant Dean DeLuca.
The planning committee for Love Data Week includes librarians including Professor Michael Murphy who supports the value of this initiative: “I’m very excited by the mix of new and returning speakers and the breadth of topics being covered this year.” Professor Murphy is the liaison to the School of Diplomacy and International Relations and the Department of Political Science & Public Affairs. Professor Murphy also coordinates DiploLab, a collaborative research space run by Dr. Joseph Huddleston. DiploLab allows students to explore their interests related to international relations, engage with faculty, and apply what they are learning beyond the classroom.