ACRL Arts Section Blog

January 23, 2013

Filed under: ALA Midwinter 2013 — Regan Brumagen @ 11:42 am

ACRL Arts Midwinter Virtual Discussion Forum

Wednesday, January 30 at 1:00 PM (Central Time)

Picture This! Visual Literacy Instruction for First Year College Students

Speaker:  Chloe Barnett, Arts and Humanities Librarian, Bucknell University

“Picture This! Using Images in Your Academic Work” was a workshop intended to help first year students develop college-level visual literacy skills. This presentation will discuss how the workshop was planned using ACRL’s Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education and relevant models from other institutions. It will also describe how short writing exercises, group work, class discussion, and impromptu peer-to-peer demonstrations encouraged students to think critically about the production, reception, and academic use of visual images.


Distance Education for Art and Design Schools

Speaker: Sarah Falls, Director of the Library, New York School of Interior Design


The New York School of Interior Design is entering into a distance education program, beginning this spring, and the library has had to step up in terms of managing content (archived and live), providing distance instruction, distance reference and helping students put it all together. The speaker will talk about the planning process for the program and what assessment metrics they will put in place.


Contemporary Music Multiples

Speaker: Susan Thomas, Coordinator of Reference Services, Long Island University


The speaker will present her current work documenting contemporary “music multiples”: book arts that combine recorded music or sound (vinyl, cassette, CD, mp3) with graphic design and visual art.


Space is limited! Register now:

You will be able to login 30 minutes before the forum starts. 


We hope can join us!

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