Library Learning Services

Library Learning Services fosters foundational learning experiences and leads within the Libraries through innovative instructional practices. We cultivate informed scholars who are able to gather and evaluate information and to use information resources in meaningful ways throughout their academic careers and beyond. 

As part of our extended teaching and learning model, we offer tours of Pattee and Paterno Libraries, learning and outreach events such as the annual Open House, and programming surrounding the Leisure Reading collection.

Our work is centered around the following strategic priorities:

  1. Teaching and learning expertise
  2. Foundational-level information literacy instruction
  3. Programming for outreach and student engagement
  4. Instructional classrooms and learning spaces
  5. Open and affordable educational resources


Department Contact Information

216 Pattee Library
University Park, PA 16802-1803

Emily Rimland

Interim Head of Library Learning Services and World Campus Penn State Online

Library Learning Services Staff

Name Title Email Office Phone
Dawn Amsberry Reference and Instruction Librarian 814-865-9257
Anne Behler Information Literacy Librarian 814-865-9257
Erik Fasick Administrative Assistant 814-863-4625
Megan Gilpin Education Program Specialist 814-867-0069
Monica Gingerich Coordinator for Student Experience and Engagement (814) 863-2049
Leqi Li Graduate Assistant 814-865-9257
Bryan McGeary Learning Design and Open Education Engagement Librarian 814-865-9257
Rachel Perry Instructional Designer 814-865-9257
Christina E Riehman-Murphy Sally W Kalin Librarian for Learning Innovations & Open and Affordable Educational Resources Librarian 215-881-7911
Emily Rimland Interim Head of Library Learning Services and World Campus Penn State Online 814-863-7355
John Shank Digital Learning Engagement Coordinator 610-396-6341
Sijie Yu Graduate Assistant 814-865-9257