Penn State announces schedule of events for International Love Data Week 2024

International celebration of all things data starts Feb. 12
Love Data Week 2024

Hosted by ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) at the University of Michigan, International Love Data Week is a celebration of all things data that seeks to bring people together to share experiences, learn best practices and have some fun.

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State has announced its schedule of events for International Love Data Week 2024, to be held Feb. 12–16. The week will be packed with insightful sessions and engaging activities that delve into the world of data analytics.

Originally coordinated by Heather Coates, digital scholarship and data management librarian at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, International Love Data Week is a celebration of all things data that seeks to bring people together to share experiences, learn best practices and have some fun. The international effort is hosted by ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) at the University of Michigan. Many member institutions of the Big Ten Academic Alliance host events that bring together participants from across their institutions to discuss data-related themes. 

For more information, contact [email protected].

Monday, Feb. 12

2 p.m. Strategies for Success in Survey Administration and Analysis — Struggling with how to create a survey, manage survey fatigue or wrangle survey data into actionable information? Our panel of experts will address these issues in a one-hour conversation.

4–5 p.m. Community Perspectives: Faculty Experiences with Data Support — Faculty members from several Big Ten institutions will provide their perspectives on and concerns about their institutions’ use of data in support of their teaching and research.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

11 a.m.  Community Perspectives: Students and Data Use — Students from the University of Maryland and Ohio State University will discuss their perspectives on and concerns about institutional use of their data.

1–2 p.m. — Data Viz Best Practices — Join us to learn about best practices for transforming your data into effective visualizations. Presented by Paulina Krys, data modeling analyst, Office of Research Information Systems.

3 p.m. — Community Perspectives: Administrative Views on Ethics, Governance and Data Use — Data, privacy and security leaders from across the Big Ten will provide their perspectives on when and how data should be accessed and used, as well as their concerns about the risks data can represent.

Wednesday, Feb. 14

10–11 a.m. The X’s and O’s: Athletes, Assessment and Academic Success — This session explores how athletics and data providers can move beyond the mandated reporting requirements and into the realm of internal assessment for program improvement and student support.

Noon to 3 p.m. Penn State Douglass Day Celebration — Learn how to participate in Douglass Day 2024.

12:15–1:15 p.m. Private Bits: Privacy, Intimacy and Consent Workshop — Join us in person (Penn State Berks Thun Library 138) or online for this hands-on active learning experience as part of the Penn State Berks Privacy Workshop Series. For more information (including Zoom details), visit: Workshop Series — Privacy Workshop Series — Library Guides at Penn State.

Thursday, Feb. 15

Noon to 1 p.m. Love Weaving — Come weave with friends in a relaxing atmosphere and learn how contemporary fiber artists use textiles for data visualization and documentation. Supplies and instruction provided. In person only. Center for Virtual/Material Studies, 241 Borland Building. Space is limited to 15 participants. RSVP to [email protected].

2–3:30 p.m. Data Governance Trivia — Join Ohio State and Penn State’s Data Governance teams to test your data knowledge!

4–5 p.m. Telling Your Story Through Geospatial Data (online or in-person; W13 Pattee Library) — This session will provide maps and geospatial resources and approaches for telling your story through geospatial data. Presented by Tara Anthony, GIS specialist, Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps and Geospatial Information, Penn State University Libraries.

4–5 p.m. Community Perspectives: Bringing It All Together — Students, faculty and administrators will come together to discuss their shared understanding of, concerns about and expectations for their institutions’ use of data.

Friday, Feb. 16

2–3:30 p.m. BTAA Data Viz Championship Showcase — Witness cutting-edge data visualization entries from Big Ten universities and discover the champion that redefines the art of data visualization. #BTAADataViz

Looking for more events? Check out the official listing of Love Data Week events from around the globe, many of which are online and open to the public.