Spotlight on the Weigle Information Commons: An Interview with Kemuel Benyehudah

This post was originally written for and featured on the Penn Libraries TRL Blog. Since beginning his dual Master’s in Reading, Writing, and Literacy and Higher Education from the Graduate School of Education, Kemuel “Kem” Benyehudah has worked closely with WIC staff members and used its spaces for collaboration and innovation. A familiar face around…… Continue reading Spotlight on the Weigle Information Commons: An Interview with Kemuel Benyehudah

“Let’s Look at One Another”: Ways of Seeing at the Reference Desk

This post was originally written for and  featured on the Penn Libraries TRL Blog. “Oh. It goes so fast. We don’t have time to look at one another,” says Emily Webb in Thornton Wilder’s metatheatrical three-act play Our Town. After an early death from childbirth, Emily joins the rest of the spirits of deceased town members in…… Continue reading “Let’s Look at One Another”: Ways of Seeing at the Reference Desk

WordPress for Japanese Prints

This post was originally written for and  featured on the University of Pennsylvania’s PennWIC blog. This past spring, WIC staff members had the opportunity to work with Julie Nelson Davis‘s Art History 515: Utamaro and His Contemporaries seminar class. Students were first tasked with researching and cataloging a new collection of Japanese prints donated by Dr. Cecilia Segawa Seigle to the…… Continue reading WordPress for Japanese Prints

Wall of Rejection @ WIC

This post was originally written for and  featured on the University of Pennsylvania’s PennWIC blog. Oh, rejection… We’ve all been there. From the minor everyday letdowns of our social media posts remaining unliked to the major devastations of not getting into our preferred school, rejection is a very real component of the student experience. In his TED Talk on emotional…… Continue reading Wall of Rejection @ WIC

Topnotch Tech Tools for Education

This post was originally written for and  featured on the University of Pennsylvania’s PennWIC blog. As the educational landscape continues to transform, increasingly more instructors are seeking innovative ways to engage their students through technology. A proliferation of tech tools both app and web based will support and inspire creative learning, but which ones to use? There are so many!…… Continue reading Topnotch Tech Tools for Education

Instagram, Vine, & Snapchat: Storytelling Through Social Media

This post was originally written for and  featured on the University of Pennsylvania’s PennWIC blog. The power of a compelling narrative has always been an easy draw for me, particularly in the travel narratives of others. Wanderlust piques my interest, but the story captures my attention, and I’m not alone. Narratives and storytelling are fundamental to human experience.…… Continue reading Instagram, Vine, & Snapchat: Storytelling Through Social Media

Customize Your iOS Device to Fit Your Needs

This post was originally written for and  featured on the University of Pennsylvania’s PennWIC blog. iOS accessibility features are often regarded as tools exclusively for users with disabilities and sometimes portrayed as “secret” or “hidden,” but they’re really not! As universal design plays an increasingly important role in our engagement with the complex digital world, iOS accessibility features…… Continue reading Customize Your iOS Device to Fit Your Needs