The ACRL Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education highlight the academic librarian’s role in visual literacy, but important questions remain unanswered. How do librarians implement the Standards? How do they engage with visual literacy? And where do they even begin?
The VLTF is tackling these questions and more in a forthcoming book tentatively titled Visual Literacy for Libraries: A Practical, Standards Based Guide, to be published by ALA Editions. We’ll share proven approaches for applying, teaching, and promoting visual literacy in a library context. Our goal is to provide readers with the tools, strategies, and confidence to apply visual literacy to their work.
We will go beyond introducing librarians to the basics of visual literacy. From techniques to make instruction more engaging, to tools for increasing personal confidence while working with images, we will show how to integrate visual literacy concepts into professional practice.
Stay tuned for developments on this exciting project!