The Commons at Penn Libraries
David B. Weigle Information Commons &
Education Commons
Student using Oculus Rift


PennImmersive is a new initiative to engage the campus in a year-long, public research project to explore the potential of virtual reality, augmented reality, and 3D modeling in teaching, research, and learning. 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

  • The New Reality: Hands-on with 3D printing, AR/VR, and more

    Date: Friday, September 28, 2018
    Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location: Education Commons Open Space
    Library: Education Commons


    Join us for an afternoon filled with emerging tech at the Education Commons. Grab your team members or go it alone. Complete a set of challenges...

  • GIS-II: This is the second in a two part series of Introductory GIS workshop using ArcGIS/ArcMap

    Date: Monday, October 1, 2018
    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Presenter: Girmaye Misgna
    Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center


    In this workshop, you will learn: GIS data models and formats, explore the various components of ArcGIS interface and tools, creating a new map,...

  • Nursing Librarian Office Hours at Fagin Hall

    Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
    Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location: Fagin 219


    Consult with the nursing librarian without having to leave Fagin Hall! Stop by the 2nd Floor breakout room 219 to ask any library or nursing research-related question- no need to make an...

  • Digital Humanities Office Hours

    Date: Friday, October 5, 2018
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Presenter: Scott Enderle & Sasha Renninger
    Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center: Weigle Information Commons


    Do you have an idea for a digital humanities project but don't know where to start? Have you...

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.”...