Eye to I: Visual Literacy Meets Information Literacy

The ACRL Arts Section and Instruction Section invite you to visit the
Virtual Poster Sessions being offered in connection with their joint
program at ALA 2007 in Washington, D.C. The conference program, titled
“Eye to I: Visual Literacy Meets Information Literacy,” will explore the
relationship between these two sets of abilities. The poster sessions
and more information about the conference program can be found at:

http://eye2i.wordpress.com

The poster sessions offer practical approaches to teaching information
literacy and visual literacy, new ideas for integrating multiple
literacy skills into your instruction, and tips for collaborations that
connect information literacy, visual literacy, and student learning.

Visitors to the site are encouraged to submit comments in order to
engage in a dialogue with the presenters virtually.

We look forward to seeing you at the IS/AS conference program on Sunday,
June 24, 2007, 1:30-3:30pm, Renaissance Hotel, Grand Ballroom South.

Meghan Sitar
Instruction and Outreach Librarian
Library Instruction Services
University of Texas Libraries
The University of Texas at Austin

One comment:

  1. Presenters:

    Cindy Cunningham
    Director of Media Metadata and Cataloging, Corbis Corporation

    Danuta Nitecki
    Associate University Librarian, Yale University Library

    Loanne Snavely, Head of Instructional Programs, Penn State University
    Libraries

    Philip Yenawine defines visual literacy as the ability to communicate as well as recognize and understand ideas conveyed through imagery. This program will explore connections between visual literacy and information literacy. Three experts will examine legal issues, access issues, and teaching strategies in light of the standards developed for both literacies.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to develop learning outcomes, rubrics, and pedagogical methods for teaching in an environment where words and images communicate meaning. An introductory slideshow will feature the history and accomplishments of the Arts and Instruction
    Sections as well as introduce the program topic and the presenters.

    The ( virtual poster sessions) include practical approaches to teaching information literacy and visual literacy, new ideas for integrating multiple literacy skills into your instruction, and tips for collaborations that
    connect information literacy, visual literacy, and student learning.

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