Visual Literacy

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Slides from a presentation with Barnard College Art and Architecture Librarian Heidi Winston on "Visual Literacy" for Literacy Week.

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Visual Literacy

  1. 1. Visual  Literacy   HEIDI MARTIN WINSTON RESEARCH & INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES LIBRARIAN, BARNARD COLLEGE KAI ALEXIS SMITH BARNARD COLLEGE LIBRARY INTERN; MSLIS CANDIDATE, PRATT INSTITUTE, 2013
  2. 2. "VISUAL LITERACY is a set of abilities that enables an individual to effectively find, interpret, evaluate, use, and create images and visual media." ACRL Visual Literacy Competency Standards
  3. 3. A visually literate person can: 1. Determine the need for visual materials 2. Find and access images and visual media effectively and efficiently 3. Interpret and analyze the meanings of images and visual media 4. Evaluate images and their sources 5. Use images and visual media effectively 6. Design and create meaningful images and visual media 7. Understand ethical, legal, social, and economic issues surrounding the creation and use of images and visual media, and access and use visual materials ethically
  4. 4. Find & access Interpret & analyze Evaluate Use Create Understand legal & ethical issues
  5. 5. Find & access Interpret & analyze Evaluate Use Create Understand legal & ethical issues Visual thinking strategies: *What do you see? *What do you notice? *What is going on? Focus on looking at and describing what you see, first, then the context
  6. 6. Unknown. "Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko hides from predators in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar" Caters News Agency. http://iliketowastemytime.com/2012/09/28/natures-spies-highly-camouflaged-creatures-16-pic 11 April 2013
  7. 7. Ragnott, Kevin. Sketch. http://www.kcrworks.com/portfolio/drawings/ 13 April 2013.
  8. 8. Human Genome http://circos.ca/intro/genomic_data/
  9. 9. http://www.newyorker.com/sandbox/business/subway.html
  10. 10. Sherman, Cindy. “Untitled,” 1988. http://www.artstor.org 15 April 2013
  11. 11. Find & access Interpret & analyze Evaluate Use Create Understand legal & ethical issues http://voicethread.com/share/100536/
  12. 12. Find & access Interpret & analyze Evaluate Use Create Understand legal & ethical issues Cite your image sources OWL: Purdue University Online Writing Lab http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/ Other resources for citing visual resources Colgate Visual Resources Library at Colgate University https://sites.google.com/a/colgate.edu/colgatevr/citing-images/citing-imageschicago University of Washington http://guides.lib.washington.edu/content.php?pid=56693&sid=518033
  13. 13. Google Art Project www.googleartproject.com
  14. 14. Resources   McDermott, Ian. "Visual Literacy: What, Why, How? WAYS of SEEING," Short slide show presentation at ARLIS/NA Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 19, 2009. http://voicethread.com/#u75939.b100536.i851147 McDermott, Ian. "Visual Literacy: What, Why, How? WAYS of SEEING," Presentation at ARLIS/NA Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 19, 2009. http://www.arlisna.org/news/conferences/2009/ses_vlwwh-mcdermott.pdf Bussert, Kalia. "Visual Literacy in Higher Education New Standards for 21st Century Learners,” presentation at the New York Library Association's Academic Librarian's Conference, Syracuse University June 12-13, 2012. http://www.nyla-asls.org/AcademicLibrariansConference/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Bussert.pdf "Visual Literacy," ACRL Wiki, access April 1, 2013. http://wikis.ala.org/acrl/index.php/Visual_Literacy Images on opening slide: Kruger, Barbara. “What are you looking at?” 1993. Web. 15 April 2013. Morse, Ralph. “LIFE photographer Andreas Feininger with his homemade camera,” 1941. http://vintagecamerastyle.tumblr.com/page/42 14 April 2013.

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