- 22nd Apr 2016
- 279mm x 216mm x 11mm
Visual Literacy for Libraries: A practical, standards-based guide
Nicole E Brown is the Multidisciplinary Instruction Librarian at New York University, where she teaches research workshops to a variety of user groups and works to expand and strengthen the teaching role of librarians. Kaila Bussert is the Foundational Experiences Librarian at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo where she leads a foundational information literacy program. Denise Hattwig is Curator of Digital Collections at the University of Washington Bothell Library, where she collaborates with faculty and students on digital scholarship projects, facilitates digital collection and repository development, and teaches archiving and interdisciplinary image use. Ann Medaille is the Assessment Librarian at the University of Nevada in Reno where she coordinates library assessment efforts, teaches information literacy and research skills, and serves as the library liaison for education, art, anthropology, theatre, and dance.
Required reading for any library professional, from students to seasoned librarians, who participate in teaching activities. A must-have for all academic libraries.
So successful is this book that my copy is littered with turned down pages, attached post-it notes and scribbled pencil annotations and I have already started to incorporate some of the activities into my inductions and will refer to it for all teaching sessions from now on.
Library and Information Research (Academic Liaison Librarian, University of Bedfordshire)
There have been many books published on visual literacy and while the content of Visual Literacy for Libraries may seem more like a review of foundational work, its true innovation lies in the activities at the end of each chapter and how they help bridge the gap between theory and practice.
Research in Online Literacy Education (ROLE) (Assistant Professor, Western Carolina University)