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Virtual poster offered in conjunction with the ACRL Instruction Section/Arts Section program entitled Eye to I: Visual Literacy Meets Information Literacy, Annual Conference, American Library Association, 2007.

Date of Submission

June 2014


As new subject area librarians (for the Arts and Humanities respectively) at Virginia Commonwealth University interested in collaborative possibilities, we intend to demonstrate a plan for integrating visual literacy into traditional information literacy programs, including introductory library orientation sessions. This virtual poster will report on efforts at ARL libraries to coordinate these activities and hopefully emphasize to instruction librarians the increasingly important role of visual resources and of the need to have enough experience with them to help patrons using library and other resources to locate images. Visual image databases, Internet resources, and local digital collections will be highlighted for their interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary relevance to students and faculty across campus. Finally, we will present a model for a visual image evaluation component for information literacy sessions, covering image quality, context, source, and copyright issues.

literacies.mp3 (5308 kB)
practice.mp3 (4448 kB)
Resources.pdf (866 kB)
curriculum.pdf (668 kB)