VRAF Workshop on Visual Literacy

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for Learning to Look, Looking to Learn: A Workshop on Visual Literacy, to be held on February 22, 2017. This workshop will be hosted by the International Center for Photography in conjunction with the exhibition “Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change,” and is open […]

Twitter chat: #critlib on Visual Literacy, May 17th at 9pm EST

visual culture/literacy Tomorrow night, join us on Twitter at #critlib to talk about visual culture and literacy for librarians. You’ll need a Twitter account to participate, but not to observe. (And you can wait a few days until someone storifies the tweets if you want to read them later in a more functional chronological display.) […]

Information and Visual Literacy, Academic Rigor, and Professional Skepticism: some conference cogitations

This summer I had to cancel a job interview. (Sacrilege, I know!) It was especially unfortunate because the interview would’ve required a presentation and a web-tool showcase, which I was excited to perform — it’s nice to have a structured interview that you can prepare for practically. The presentation would have been on essential information-literacy […]

Free webinar, VRA travel award, & CFP

As always, you can also see what’s coming up through the Educational Opportunities Calendar. Keep reading for details about all the great webinars, CFPs, and scholarship opportunities below! Webinar: Title: Communicating Through Infographics Presenter: Dawne Tortorella Format: Webinar Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Start Time: 12 Noon Pacific 1PM Mountain 2PM Central 3PM Eastern This webinar […]

Free Webcast on Info Literacy and Visual Instruction Methods, Dec. 3

Blended Librarians Webcast: Collaborating With Faculty on Information Literacy Instruction: Using Visual Methods to Enhance Student Learning Steven Bell and John Shank, co-founders of the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community and their guests, Laurel Cornell and Carrie Donovan, invite you to join them for the live webcast, “Collaborating With Faculty on Information Literacy Instruction: Using Visual Methods […]

Information Literacy vs. Crap Detection

My good friends at Derivative Image have a short overview of Howard Rheingold’s “Crap Detection 101,” including a mention of the fact that librarians aren’t listed as a valuable “crap detection” tool. As librarians, how do we promote the value of our services–particularly the ability to teach skills like info/visual literacy? Well, attention to terminology […]

distance education and libraries

Among my many fun, summer projects this year is the task of creating online tutorials for distance education students. After reviewing the ACRL’s standards and guidelines for distance learning library services  (for more info see: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/standards/guidelinesdistancelearning.cfm) I feel inspired to begin this project…and I’d like to discuss it with my fellow librarians! Have you created […]

Integrating Library Instruction into the Curriculum

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about library instruction. The art history department at my university has invited me to help develop a new course, tentatively titled “Information Technology for the Art Historian.” The course will focus on a variety of skills that are needed to be successful academically, such as conducting research, […]