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Friday, April 8 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Visual Literacy In and Beyond the Classroom

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This session examines interdisciplinary, multimodal approaches to teaching visual literacy to college students and early career professionals. Visual literacy skills such as effectively navigating visual media resources, critically evaluating visual media, and ethically reusing visual content empower learners in both academic research and in understanding a networked and visually dense information landscape. The presentations in this session demonstrate that teaching visual literacy can start simply, with tools readily available to educators and competencies learners already possess. Attendees will learn how to teach visual literacy skills by creatively reframing existing resources and will explore interdisciplinary, lifelong learning-based approaches to understanding visual literacy.

Same Tools, New Goals: Transforming existing resources for teaching lifelong visual literacy skills
Jessica Craig, Getty Research Institute
Ashley Peterson, University of California Los Angeles

Sponsored by 
Art History/Classics Library, University of California Berkeley
School of Information, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus

Visual Literacy in the Classroom: Empowering Future Information Professionals
Molly Schoen, Pratt Institute


Nedda Ahmed

Georgia State University


Jessica Craig

Getty Research Institute

Ashley Peterson

University of California Los Angeles

Molly Schoen

Pratt Institute

Friday April 8, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
Hyatt Regency Chicago Gold Coast Room