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

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

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 WIC, Kem has not only leveraged its range of technologies to support several initiatives … Continue reading Spotlight on the Weigle Information Commons: An Interview with Kemuel Benyehudah

Intern Reflections: Meaghan Moody, Emerging and Assistive Technologies Intern

TRL’s newly redesigned internship program launched in June 2017. At the halfway point, we thought we’d let them share their thoughts and experiences on the past 6 months. In this 6-part series, each TRL intern will provide their reflections on their work thus far at the Penn Libraries. What is your name and title? Meaghan … Continue reading Intern Reflections: Meaghan Moody, Emerging and Assistive Technologies Intern

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

“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 the graveyard. Made with the clarity of mind death has endowed, Emily’s … Continue reading “Let’s Look at One Another”: Ways of Seeing at the Reference Desk