Leveraging Visual Literacy for Communication
Presented by Nicole Brown
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 2:00pm to 3:00pm Eastern Time
The ability to critically engage with and communicate through visual materials is becoming a core competency for participation in today’s highly visual culture. This presentation will share successful techniques for using images in libraries. Visual learning objects will show how images can frame an instruction session by capturing learners’ attention and preparing them to delve into conceptual content. Pedagogical considerations of using images in the classroom will also be discussed, with special attention to active learning. Attendees will take away concrete ways to integrate visual literacy into existing content.
Nicole Brown is the Multidisciplinary Instruction Librarian at NYU, where she teaches research workshops to a variety of user groups and works to expand and strengthen the teaching role of librarians. Her first teaching position was at the American University in Cairo, where she spent three years teaching a required information literacy course. She also worked as the Instruction Coordinator at Emerson College, where she partnered with the Center for Teaching to create an Information Literacy Learning Community. She has given presentations, workshops, and led professional development training on four continents and has written articles for Library Journal and Internet Reference Service Quarterly. Her research interests include innovative teaching practices and incorporating new literacies into teaching and learning environments. As a member of the ACRL Visual Literacy Task Force, she works to promote the integration of visual literacy into library instruction. Nicole earned her MLIS from the Pratt Institute in 2004 and attended the ACRL Immersion Program Track in 2008.
The Carterette Series is an educational webinar series which highlights trends, innovation, and best practices in libraries. The free sessions are open to interested parties from all geographic (and astral) locations. Topics are chosen to be of interest to students and employees from all library types, and each session is approved for one Georgia Continuing Education (CE) contact hour.
Can’t make it to the live show? That’s okay. The session will be recorded and available on the CSW site for later viewing.
To register for the online event and access the archives of the previous events, visit Carterette Series website.