The Teaching, Research, and Learning Services (TRL) directorate exists to drive forward initiatives at the Penn Libraries that support the larger functions of teaching, research, and learning at the University of Pennsylvania. By collaborating with partners on campus and beyond, we explore new classroom technologies and methodologies, propel scholarship and research, and contribute to innovative and groundbreaking efforts at the core of education and information science.
The TRL staff includes librarians and other professionals who come from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds. Collectively, we have a wide range of experiences and expertise that make us well-suited to support the teaching, research, and learning needs of the Penn community. Meet the TRL staff and find our contact details here.
We also welcome office visits in our Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center workspace, Suite 131. Our entrance is on the 1st floor, just off the Weigle Information Commons elevator lobby. Find us on the map here.
TEACHING AND LEARNING SERVICES
The Teaching and Learning Services group includes library professionals and interns with diverse skills, experience, and expertise. Assisting students, faculty, and researchers at Penn, we facilitate comprehensive instructional support, innovative spaces, and an array of services that promote digital fluencies and the creative use of technology and media production.
The Digital Scholarship group, formed in Spring 2016, includes library staff members, student workers, and a connected network of collaborators from the Penn Libraries and other bodies around campus. Our primary activities include: supporting new scholarly creation through data curation and management; developing and engaging with new methods for digital research projects, including the digital humanities; and exploring new publishing models, especially open access publishing.
THE FINE ARTS AND MUSEUM LIBRARIES
The Fisher Fine Arts Library supports study, teaching and research in contemporary and historical aspects of art, architecture, city and regional planning, historic preservation, landscape architecture, studio art, and urban design. Text and image collections, in analog and digital form, have a global reach and concentrate on the arts of the western experience, Islam, South Asia and East Asia, from prehistory to the present. The Museum Library was founded in 1900 with the acquisition of the personal library of Daniel Garrison Brinton. Today the library's collections emphasize cultural, social, physical and biological anthropology, prehistoric, Classical and Near Eastern archaeology, and linguistics as well as related fields such as museology.