Digital Liberal Arts Fellows

Digital Liberal Arts (DLA) Fellows are library student workers versed in using a variety of software. They provide technical training to faculty, staff, and students who are interested in learning how to use digital tools. 

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What do the DLA Fellows Do?

  • Fellows partner with faculty interested in adding or enhancing digital components to their current teaching. Fellows can support assignment design, suggest specific digital tools to integrate in the classroom dependent on the instructional goals, and support in-class technical workshops.

  • Fellows hold weekly resource hours, during which students currently taking courses that integrate these assignments and those interested in learning how to use digital tools can meet with Fellows for technical assistance.
  • DLA Fellows design and lead workshops, create training and marketing materials, train technology borrowers on equipment use and host events in the library.

What Digital Tools Can DLA Fellows Help Me Learn?

DLA Fellows offer support in a range of digital tools, but they have particular strengths in:

  • Audio editing/podcasting (Audacity)
  • Digital curating tools (Omeka)
  • Digital storytelling tools (Powtoon, Sway, TimelineJS, StorymapJS)
  • Video recording and editing (Shotcut)
  • Website creation (WordPress)

More digital tools & software

This list includes instructions and tutorials on how to use the software. If you need help using any of these digital tools, please don’t hesitate to make an appointment with a DLA Fellow.

Borrowing Technology/ Tech Kits

Learn what tech kits (cameras, audio, VR, etc) are available to borrow and where to pick them up! DLA Fellows are available to train you on using the tech kits.


Meet Our Fellows

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Olivia Fiorella

Class of 2024 | Abington, PA

DLA Fellow

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Kalina Witkowska

Class of 2023

DLA Apprentice

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So What Don’t DLA Fellows Do?

  • They do not provide technical hardware support. If you are having issues with your computer, please contact Tech Support (610-409-3789;
  • While DLA Fellows are eager to consult with students, they cannot teach a tool top-to-bottom in a one-hour session.
  • DLA Fellows do not complete the digital parts of a course or a digital project for faculty, staff, or students. Instead, they teach you how to use the tool and help you troubleshoot any issues that arise.