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Learn more about the Library’s new Public Interest Data Literacy (PIDLit) initiative!

Have you heard about the Georgia State University Library‘s newly funded initiative?

Public Interest Data Literacy (PIDLit) |

In a nutshell, the PIDLit initiative, generously funded by New America’s Public Interest Technology University Network, is focused on reaching first-year students and underrepresented groups and seeks to expand programs that promote data literacy for the public good and build a more diverse pipeline of students pursuing careers in data science. 

At this juncture of the initiative, we’re in an information-gathering phase, particularly to gauge what data literacy skills are critical for first-year students to grasp and how we can link those to their passion for social justice/public interest. Then, how can we articulate for them potential academic majors and career paths that wed data literacy skills and social justice/public interest efforts.

Want to learn more about PIDLit? And add to the conversation regarding what data literacy skills are critical for first-year students to learn? Join one or both of the following webinars!

  • Defining Data Literacy for First-Year College Students, Wednesday, March 31, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (register here)
  • The Public Interest Data Literacy (“PIDLit”) Initiative: Sharing and Gathering Feedback, Thursday, April 22, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (register here)

Also, feel free to reach out to us for more information about the PIDLit initiative: