Love Data Week Workshops

Roses are red, violets are blue, we love data, and hope you do too! To celebrate Love Data Week the library is hosting a series of hands-on workshops to help you feel the data love!

Join us the week of February 11th through 15th. Workshops are open to the entire University of Rochester community. 


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Speed Dataing: Find Data Love in 60 seconds or less!

Don't have time for a workshop? Like stickers, markers, and having fun? Come out our Speed Dataing sessions. Throughout Love Data Week we'll have quick (like, 60 seconds!) data activities for you to try out. Drop by Lam Square or the main floor of Carlson Library  to checkout the fun stuff we've got planned!! 

  • No registration required!
  • Drop by Lam Square or Carlson Library

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Loving Your Data: The Relationship Between You and Your Data Points

Every time you visit a website, check your email, or scroll through social media, you unintentionally leave behind data. These personal data points are used to create digital portraits that can be used for advertising, to model political opinions, and much more. In this hands-on workshop you will investigate your data shadow and get tips for managing the long-tail of data you leave across the internet. You will also explore key concepts in data privacy and data security and learn more about the social facets of data collection and data analysis.

  • Workshops lead by Science & Data Librarian, Adrienne Canino
  • Register Now: Monday, February 11, 1:00-2:00pm in Rush Rhees Library, Suite B - Register Now!
  • Friday, February 15, 1:00-2:00pm in Carlson Library, Room 310 - Register Now!

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Letting Your Data Love You: Data Management Made Easy

Having trouble finding data for your projects? Struggling to store or share research data? Don’t let data become a four-letter word! In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn simple tools and techniques for effectively managing both personal and research data.

  • Workshops lead by Science & Data Librarian, Adrienne Canino
  • Wednesday, February 13, 1:00-2:00pm in Rush Rhees Library, Suite B - Register Now!
  • Thursday, February 14, 4:00pm-5:00pm in Carlson Library, Room 310 - Register Now!

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Mad About Metadata

Even if you’re not aware of it, many of your day-to-day activities rely on metadata, or “data about data”. From your phone to the library to Google and beyond, metadata, or structured information, is working hard behind the scenes. Metadata helps you discover new objects, information and ideas, allows you to draw connections between them, and also preserve and manage that information long into the future. Join us to learn more about the basics of metadata, what good metadata looks like, and how good metadata practice can help you in your personal and professional lives.

  • Workshops lead by Head of Metadata Strategies, Maggie Dull
  • Tuesday, February 12, 3:30-4:30pm in Rush Rhees Library, Suite B - Register Now!
  • Wednesday, February 13, 1:00-2:00pm in Carlson Library, Room 310 - Register Now!

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Can't Help Falling in Love with Tableau

Are you interested in learning more about data visualization? Curious about the best ways to tell stories with data? Looking for simple and fast ways to create data dashboards?In this beginner-level workshop you’ll get a hands-on introduction to creating interactive visualizations with Tableau Public, a free data analysis and visualization tool. Please bring your laptop to the workshop. 

  • Workshops lead by Director of Research Initiatives, Lauren Di Monte
  • Monday, February 11, 1:00-2:00pm in Carlson Library, 2nd Level by the Windows - Register Now!
  • Friday, February 15, 1:00-2:00pm in Rush Rhees Library, Suite B - Register Now!


In advance of the workshop please complete the following steps: 

  1. Download and install Tableau Public on your laptop;
  2. Create a Tableau Public Profile;
  3. Download the Data Files (two .xls files; four PDF files)


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