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Weigle Information Commons Staff

Please use our new website for current information.

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David Toccafondi

Lab Coordinator

Vickie Marre Karasic

Digital Projects Fellow

William Hodgson

Lab Consultant

Natalie Lyon

Desk Intern

Xuanyao Cindy Jiang

Program Intern

Prathik Prakash

Program Intern

Ask us: WIC Interns
The WIC desk interns, pictured on the second row above, can answer your questions about the commons, help with library services, and many software questions as well. Each intern has areas of expertise where he or she may be able to help you in more depth as follows:

Natalie Lyon-PhotoShop, Windows and Web Browsers
Prathik Prakash-Latex, Matlab and CorelDRAW
Xuanyao Cindy Jiang-Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project), EndNote, Origins

We take on several new interns each year. See our WIC Intern page to learn more about their work.

Media Lab Staff
William HodgsonThurs & Fri (9-4)Adobe Illustrator, InDesign (Typesetting and Composition), Audactiy, Audio Production (Recording, MIDI), Final Cut Pro X, iMovie 10
Tayarisha PoeMon, Wed, & alternate Fri (9-5) and alternate Sat (12-6)InDesign, Illustrator (Basics), Final Cut Pro 7 and X, Premiere Pro, Photoshop (Photo Editing), iMovie, Camera Hardware (Video and Photo), Graphic Design (especially text-heavy document design), Online Portfolios, Social Media (especially Tumblr and its many uses)
David ToccafondiMon-Fri (10-6)Photography, Photoshop, Lightroom, iOS (iPad, iPhone)

Library ITAs
In addition to the desk interns, our ITA student workers help students with their laptop and wireless connectivity issues. Learn more about ITA hours on the WIC Program Partners and Services page.
Barrington BennettSunday, 4-7pm and by appointment
Nicholas WelchTuesday, 4-7pm and by appointment

WIC Staff "Alumni"
We thank the many individuals who have made the Commons what it is today!

Tayarisha Poe - 2013 to 2014
Caitlin Shanley - 2011 to 2012
Now at Temple University
Lindsey Martin - 2011 to 2012
Now at Temple University
Nick Salvatore - 2006 to 2013
Now at SAS Computing
Jesse Turnbull - 2006 to 2012
Sarah Jacoby - 2007 to 2011
Melissa Miller - 2006 to 2007
Adam Podlaski - 2006

Desk Interns and Graduate Assistants
Vickie Marre Karasic - 2012-2014
Now Digital Projects Fellow with Penn Libraries
Sneha Kumar - 2013-2014
Xu Li - 2013 to 2014
Yuting Wang - 2012 to 2013
Now at Western International School of Shanghai
Marie Jaquish - 2012 to 2013
Caitlin Gerrity - 2012 to 2013
Now at Penn Treaty Middle School
Samantha Barry - 2011 to 2012
Now Research & Instructional Services Fellow with Penn Libraries
Chao Xiang - 2011 to 2013
Now at Ernst and Young
Eric Janec - 2011 to 2012
Now at the Penn Libraries' Education Commons
Nancy Bellafante - 2008 to 2011
Now at Drexel University
Stephanie Miller - 2010 to 2011
Now at University of Virginia Law Library
Julia Sherwood Murphy - 2010 to 2011
Now at Stradley Ronon Law Firm in Philadelphia
Kai Grace Zhang - 2010 to 2011
Jessica Evans Brady - 2008 to 2010
Now Visual and Performing Arts Librarian at Florida State University
Andrea Benvenuto - 2008 to 2010
Now at a charter school in Philadelphia
Ben Remsen -2008 to 2009
Now at Philadelphia AIDS Library
Gwen McEntee - 2007 to 2008
Now School Librarian at Abington Friends School
Jackie Fritz - 2007 to 2008
Now at Bucks County Community College
Rob LeBlanc - 2007 to 2008:
Now Instructional and Outreach Services Librarian at Albright College Library
Nancy Foasberg - 2007 to 2008
Kim Wells - 2007 to 2008
Kimberly Cashman - 2006 to 2007