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The Commons at Penn Libraries
David B. Weigle Information Commons &
Education Commons

Library Internships

We are hiring interns in the Teaching, Research, and Learning group at Penn Libraries! Start date of June 1. Apply today! Learn More

Online Tutorials

Our online guides are a great way to get started with a variety of technology tools and resources. They supplement our in-person and online workshops. Learn More

Upcoming WICShops

  • Accessibiliy in Presentations
    Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pmPresenter: Alice McGrath, Dan Chung Location: WIC Seminar Room, Rm 124, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    This workshop focuses on applying the principles of Universal Design in Learning (UDL)...

  • Social Media Necessities, Session II: Facebook and Instagram (part 2 of a Digital Fluencies series)
    Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pmPresenter: Penn Libraries Weigle Information Commons Location: Weigle Teaching Seminar Room (Rm 402), VPDLC, WIC Seminar Room, Rm 124, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    Are you an academic,...

  • Social Media Necessities, Session III: Twitter Networks (part 3 of a Digital Fluencies series)
    Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pmPresenter: Penn Libraries Weigle Information Commons Location: WIC Seminar Room Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    Are you an academic, undergraduate, or graduate student wondering how to build...

  • Digital Literacies, Social Media, Session I: LinkedIn and Personal Websites
    Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pmPresenter: Penn Libraries Weigle Information Commons Location: WIC Seminar Room, Rm 124, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    Are you an academic, undergraduate, or graduate student wondering how to...

Technology resources and tutorials

student working in the 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

Success Stories

WIC resources have been part of many exciting projects! Explore some of our Success Stories!

Custom Training

In addition to our monthly workshops, Penn students, staff, and faculty can request individual consultations and custom workshops on a variety of topics.

Recent Blog Posts

  • Spreadsheet Wisdom: Teaching and Learning with Excel
    May 12, 2017 | pakstisj
    What I’ve learned from working with the Penn community – students and faculty – is that Excel can be customized to projects across vastly different disciplines. If you’ve been to one of my workshops, you’ve probably heard me say that the best way to deal with Excel is to learn to “think like Excel.”...
  • Join Us as an Intern at the Penn Libraries!
    May 02, 2017 | Dorothy
    Are you a graduate student?  Do you love libraries?  Are you interested in learning new skills and being part of a great team?  If you said yes then you may be just who we’re looking for! This summer we’re excited to introduce a completely redesigned graduate internship program offered at the Penn Libraries.  This year-long program begins on...
  • Van Pelt Study Breaks
    April 28, 2017 | pakstisj
    Study Breaks are once again hitting Van-Pelt Dietrich Library Center and the Education Commons to close out the semester and get you through finals. This end-of-semester tradition is designed to provide a fun outlet for the stress finals and papers can bring. This year you can find a variety of activities and snacks throughout the library. Snacks ...