Public Interest Data Literacy (PIDLit)
The Public Interest Data Literacy (PIDLit) initiative will focus on first-year students and underrepresented groups, expanding programs promoting data literacy for the public good. Led by efforts from the University Library, Georgia State University is committed to preparing students for data careers, including those in the public interest. We offer training on a host of data analysis tools and methods and opportunities for students to network with community partners around real-world application of data science and public interest technology. By expanding our outreach to first-year students, we hope to encourage a career pipeline that is stronger and more diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, ability, gender and socioeconomic status.