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We discuss how the partnership between the Library Studio and the Writing Program began, what these partnerships look like, and how the institutional context of UTC affects the partnership. We provide a timeline detailing WPA work, librarian work, and partnership work as the partnership developed from 2016–2021.

Three books used in the literature review

Literature Review

We situate our collaborative project within scholarship on multimodality, multimedia, and literacy learning across the fields of rhetoric and composition and library and information sciences.

Photo collage of pink and green post-it notes


This section contains our methods, including copies of the survey and interview questions.

Student, seated at computer, using headphones and jamming out, raising arms like dancing or celebrating

Things We Found

We provide findings from our surveys and interviews about the multimodal projects and their integration into the Writing Program. Faculty discuss their experiences with the Studio, and we reflect on how these findings influenced the partnership as it progressed.

2 students working closely together at a computer, one leaning over to listen to headphones not on her head

Things We Learned

While this partnership is still very active and evolving, creating this webtext has provided us opportunities to reflect on our work. We discuss what we've learned and offer strategies for others working to develop a writing program/library partnership.

Three students in a classroom, each with their attention drawn to the side


This section provides information on the sources that we utilized in this webtext.