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

  • EndNote Lunch'n'Learn

    Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Presenter: Rebecca Roth
    Library: Biomedical Library

     

    Are you new to EndNote or want a refresher?  Stop by this month for a 15 minute demonstration and 45 minutes of hands-on activity and instruction and learn to...

  • Infographics: Using Data to Narrate and Inform

    Date: Friday, July 21, 2017
    Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
    Presenter: Vickie Karasic & William Hodgson & Rashmi Kumar
    Location: Collab. Classroom, Rm 113, VPDLC
    Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

     

    Infographics can help you tell a powerful story with your...

Technology resources and tutorials

Vitale Digital Media Lab

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

  • Social Media Management with Sara Leavens
    June 27, 2017 | jaimemariee
    Sara Leavens from the Penn Libraries Advancement team and I met recently to have a 15-minute chat about what social media work means in 2017. We covered how Sara came to the libraries, what it looked like for her to compile all the Penn Libraries’ social media accounts under one umbrella, and what she thinks is the next big social media...
  • On Social Media Burnout and Embracing Minimalism
    June 13, 2017 | jaimemariee
    Does your social media presence bring you joy? Do you deliberately curate your feeds and timelines to only show you things that you want to see or are you, like many, at the mercy of endless algorithms? When you post on social media, is it once a month, once a day, or every time you think of something witty to say? In 2014, Marie Kondo published a...
  • 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.”...