We are leaders in learning design for research and critical information navigation. We foster the use of new technologies and techniques for research, teaching, and learning. Librarians, faculty, students, and staff turn to us as partners and innovators in these areas.
Our spaces, materials, and equipment play an active role in advancing campus learning and are enthusiastically used, enabling new kinds of teaching and allowing learners to explore new technologies and research practices.
We lend equipment and offer spaces for media production, immersive technology, and making.
Learning Design services and programs are communicated to our learners, easy to access and use, clear in their purpose, and resonant with their audiences. Our programs focus on and partner with undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, librarians, and community members across Philadelphia. Our programs include:
We study teaching and research behavior at Penn and keep up with emerging trends in information literacy, pedagogy, and learning technology. Our team members shape the library-based teaching and learning landscape at Penn and beyond. Here are a few examples of our work:
The Learning Design team has worked with faculty and classes across campus to design and support assignments that make use of equipment and software available through the library. Learn more about how some courses incorporated tools and resources from the Penn Libraries:
The TRL Learning Design team:
We do this by providing space, access to technology, training, teaching support, and student, faculty, and librarian programs.
Katherine provides ongoing design, implementation, and evaluation of Commons instructional offerings and student assistance services focusing on undergraduates. She serves as a liaison to partners around campus that are integral to the library's core student services.
Dorothy combines her skills in design, communication, and project management to support the Libraries' outreach and engagement efforts.
Sam Kirk is the Information Literacy Librarian at Penn Libraries, currently serving as liaison and bibliographer for the English department and the Theatre Arts program. She leads Library Lounge, our work with the CWP, and is developing a critical information program.
Katie Rawson leads the Learning Design team. Contact her to explore course collaborations, new programs and services, Level Up, and the Librarians Teaching Institute. Also happy to talk about pedagogy, technology, and food culture.
Chava coordinates Education Commons services, including 3D printing and other technology resources for teaching and collaboration. Chava moved to the Education Commons from the Weigle Information Commons, where she worked as an intern, providing support for NVivo, web design, coding, and developing an online presence.