Author: Ann Medaille

Visual Literacy for the Sciences

Amanda H. Brown, Barbara Losoff, and Deborah R. Hollis shared ways to incorporate visual literacy instruction into science classes in a recent article that they wrote for portal: Libraries and the Academy: “Science Instruction Through the Visual Arts in Special Collections.” The authors demonstrated how to creatively use scientific images from Special Collections to teach skills related to defining and articulating the need for images (Visual Literacy Standard 1) and interpreting and analyzing images (Visual Literacy Standard 3).


LOEX Annual Conference


On May 4, 2013, Kaila Bussert, Ann Medaille, and Nicole E. Brown gave an interactive workshop at the LOEX Annual Conference in Nashville. The workshop, entitled “Make It Pop: Integrating Visual Literacy into Your Teaching ‘Songbook’,” (pdf) allowed participants to engage with a variety of visual literacy concepts and explore techniques for integrating images into information literacy instruction.

College Art Association Annual Conference


Joanna Burgess and Ann Medaille presented at the College Art Association’s Annual Conference on February 23, 2012 in Los Angeles. Their talk, entitled “New Challenges for a Digital Generation: An Information Literacy Approach to Teaching Visual Literacy,” was part of the Visual Resources Association’s session entitled “Paint, Prints, and Pixels: Learning from the History of Teaching with Images.” Their presentation reviewed the connections between information and visual literacies, described the ACRL Visual Literacy Standards project, and provided examples of ways that the standards are being implemented.