Month: April 2011

speakers announced – ALA 2011 visual literacy standards panel session

We’re pleased to announce the speakers for our ALA 2011 panel session in New Orleans, “Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education: Introducing a new interdisciplinary information literacy standard for 21st century learners.”

Virginia Allison and Holly Tomren, University of California, Irvine
Jodi Kearns and Lizette Royer, University of Akron
Emily Nelson Decker, University of Georgia
Robin Miller, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Shilpa Rele and Gilda Santana, University of Miami
Joanna Burgess, Reed College (moderator)

Speakers will be describing their experiences testing implementation of the draft Standards, and will provide ideas for activities, learning objects, and assessment related to the draft ACRL/IRIG Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.

ACRL/IRIG ALA Program planning committee: Joanna Burgess (co-chair), Ann Medaille, Kaila Bussert, Denise Hattwig (co-chair)

Standards presentation at ACRL

If you missed the visual literacy standards presentation at ACRL, here is a copy of the slides: VisualLiteracy_ACRL2011_MedailleHattwig. There’s also a summary of the whole panel session (Projecting an Image: A Field Guide to Visual Literacy) on the virtual conference site. We had a full house – thank you to everyone who attended, and thank you to Paul Glassman for organizing and inviting us.

Denise Hattwig and Ann Medaille