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 Workshops

  • Wellness Workshop-Pennface and Imposter Syndrome Affect Us All

    Date: Monday, November 19, 2018
    Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Presenter: Connor Chong, Library Resource Liaison


    "Comparison is the Thief of Joy" and Pennface and imposter syndrome affect us all. What are some of the places and services that are right at your fingertips to help...

  • Diversi-tea on Native Issues at Penn with Ben Ototivo (CAPS), and Toyce Holmes (Upward Bound Councilor) and Laura Lagunez (Public Health Studies)

    Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Presenter: Ben Ototivo, Toyce Holmes, Laura Lagunez
    Location: Meyerson Conf Room, 2nd Floor, VPDLC
    Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center


    GOLD welcomes Ben Ototivo (CAPS),...

  • Diversi-tea on Native Issues at Penn with Valerie de Cruz (GIC), Ben Ototivo (CAPS), and Tina Fragoso (Admissions)

    Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Presenter: Valerie de Cruz, Ben Ototivo, and Tina Fragoso
    Location: Meyerson Conf Room, 2nd Floor, VPDLC
    Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center


    GOLD welcomes Valerie de Cruz (GIC), Ben Ototivo (CAPS),...

  • 3D Jewelry Design and Printing

    Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
    Location: Education Commons Open Space
    Library: Education Commons



    Join us for a fun afternoon of 3D jewelry making at the Education Commons's Makerspace! We'll provide templates for you to...

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

  • Citation Network Analysis: An Art of Research Experiment
    November 05, 2018 | Samantha
    This semester, I’m running an experimental “course” called The Art of Research Seminar. This not-for-credit structure will meet seven times over the course of the fall, and we’re about halfway through. In The Art of Research Seminar, we’re learning about the larger landscape of research through the lens of a single...
  • Theatre Arts Research and New Instructional Media
    October 29, 2018 | Samantha
    One of my goals this year was to create instructional videos and learning objects related to my most frequent teaching requests as English and Theatre Arts librarian. The first one I set to work on: a video about comparing theatrical productions, a frequent task assigned to theatre arts students. I’d chosen Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard...
  • Five Things I’ve Learned about Penn Librarians as a Faux Librarian
    October 19, 2018 | Becky Moulder
    I’m not a librarian. Nor have I ever played one on TV (although I did once play a doctor in a promotional video for a previous job). But for the past 3 ½ years, I have had an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to work in a large Research I-level university library system through my role as Courseware Instructional Designer. I’ve even gotten...