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Sarah Jacoby's story

A blog post about her journey from media lab consultant to illustrator.. Learn More

October WICshops calendar

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Upcoming WICShops

  • The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
    Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2015Time: 5:15pm - 8:00pmPresenter: Peter DeCherney and Jeffrey Vagle Location: Meyerson Conf Room, 2nd Floor, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    A Film Showing and Conversation with Peter DeCherney and Jeffrey...

  • Logo Design Revealed
    Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015Time: 1:00pm - 1:30pm Location: Online Library: Online

    Join William Hodgson for an online workshop where he will walk us through the steps he used to create this year's logo for the Engaging Students Through Technology symposium. He...

  • iBooks Author
    Date: Monday, September 21, 2015Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm Location: WIC Seminar Room, Rm 124, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    Join our student Apple campus representative Katie Yeagley to explore iBooks Author, a free app that creates beautiful multimedia e-...

  • SAS Majors Dinner for WIC
    Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Location: WIC Seminar Room, Rm 124, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    Please join us for a special outreach dinner in collaboration with the SAS College Office Major Dinners and More Series. Registration will...

Technology resources and tutorials

Vitale Digital Media Lab

Vitale Digital Media Lab

The Vitale Digital Media Lab in the Weigle Information Commons provides walk-in assistance with video creation, animation, graphic design, poster design and borrowing equipment such as video cameras.

Vitale Digital Media Lab

Lynda.com Access

You can borrow a Lynda license for one day from the Weigle Information Commons for use from any location.
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Online Tutorials

Our online tutorials are a great way to get started with a variety of technologies. They supplement our in-person and online workshops.
Online Tutorials

Recent Blog Posts

  • Productivity Apps for Your Sanity!
    October 01, 2015 | ameaghan
    Hi folks! My name is Meaghan Moody, and I’m a new graduate intern at the Weigle Information Commons. As I embark upon both my first semester of graduate school and of my WIC internship, I realized I was in dire need of some productivity tools to manage the mayhem. I know it feels like the semester only just started, but midterms are bearing...
  • Design, Bared
    September 24, 2015 | Anu Vedantham
    Posters in Mark’s Cafe Tuesday’s workshop on graphic design with Marjan Gartland and William Hodgson was such a treat! I’m sure you have seen many of Marjan’s wonderful designs all over campus. I see them every day on crowded boards such as the one pictured here at Mark’s Cafe in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center ...
  • How Big is Google?
    September 22, 2015 | samanthack
    It’s pretty big. A recent article in Wired  highlights how big Google actually is, at least in terms of code. All of Google’s services (Search, Mail, Maps, etc.) encompass 2 billion lines of code stored in one place and shared by 25,000 developers. The graph below illustrates just how big 2 billion lines of code is: Microsoft Windows...