Citation Network Analysis: An Art of Research Experiment

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 journal article - getting … Continue reading Citation Network Analysis: An Art of Research Experiment

Theatre Arts Research and New Instructional Media

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 as … Continue reading Theatre Arts Research and New Instructional Media

Five Things I’ve Learned about Penn Librarians as a Faux Librarian

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 … Continue reading Five Things I’ve Learned about Penn Librarians as a Faux Librarian

The New Reality @Education Commons

Welcome to the New Reality, folks! On Friday, September 28, the Education Commons (EC) hosted a space adventure for the Penn community, as part of TRL’s PennImmersive initiative to explore all things innovative tech and gadgetry. Upon arrival, attendees received their EC passports and were tasked with completing four hands-on emerging tech challenges, including a Makey … Continue reading The New Reality @Education Commons

Voter Registration Posters at Common Press

At Common Press, we take exercising one's voice seriously. With Pennsylvania's Voter Registration deadline imminent (October 9), we created a letterpress printed poster to raise awareness and share voter registration resources on campus. Keep your eyes peeled for these multi-layer posters designed by student Myahn Walker across campus.   Myahn points out that the color … Continue reading Voter Registration Posters at Common Press