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Congrats to Tanya Johnson!

Congratulations to WIC’s graduate intern and Excel tutor extraordinaire, Tanya Johnson, for winning the American Library Association’s 2016 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award!  Tanya’s paper, “Let’s Get Virtual: An Examination of Best Practices to Provide Public Access to Digital Versions of Three-Dimensional Objects,” will be published in the peer-reviewed journal, Information Technology and Libraries.  In the meantime, Tanya is off celebrating in Florida, where she will receive the award at the ALA Annual Conference on Sunday.

Read the ALA’s newsletter announcing the award, and keep an eye out for her paper in an upcoming issue of Information Technology and Libraries!

 

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TimelineJS, the Story of WIC, and Dogs of the Web

Hi everyone!  My name is Chava Spivak-Birndorf, and I’m a new graduate intern at the Weigle Information Commons.  In the short time I’ve been here so far, I’ve been impressed by everything WIC does to bring innovative uses of technology and digital media to the Penn community.  WIC just turned 10 on April 5th, and I’m excited to join in as we celebrate everything that we love about WIC!

If you’ve visited our website recently, you may have seen our new interactive timeline.  My coworker Lahari showed me TimelineJS, an open-source tool that allows users to create interactive timelines using a Google spreadsheet.  Last year, Lahari used TimelineJS to start working on a timeline of notable events at WIC.  With WIC coming up on double digits, it seemed like the perfect time to finish the timeline and share WIC’s story.

image of WIC timelineDid we leave out any of your favorite events from WIC’s history?

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March 16th – Spring 2016 Majors Dinner

2011 Pre-Freshman Program dinner in the Weigle Information Commons.

We welcome undergraduate students to join our March 16th Majors Dinner (register now!) here at the Weigle Information Commons. Enjoy good food and learn about the great resources and programs available at WIC!  We’ll highlight two exciting opportunities for undergrads interested in exploring digital media and technology: the Hoesley Digital Literacy Fellows Program and the Seltzer Family Digital Media Awards.  We’ll also tell you more about our weekly workshops and some of our other student support and technology resources.

Whether you’re new to WIC or already a regular, we are excited to talk to you about everything we have to offer and get your feedback on what else we can do to help you get the most out of your time at Penn!