Have you heard about the Georgia State University Library‘s newly funded initiative?
Public Interest Data Literacy (PIDLit) – lib.gsu.edu/pidlit | twitter.com/getpidlit
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.
- 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: