A recent Washington Post article about visual literacy makes a strong case that today’s students need stronger skills for assessing visual culture. While the article breaks the issue down into somewhat facile old/young moieties, the core argument that students need visual literacy training in addition to more traditional information literacy that focuses on textual resources is irrefutable. The article also mentions a recent panel at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference on the topic. Coincidentally, Danuta Nitecki, Associate University Librarian, presented on the panel, which examined the intersection of information and visual literacy.
Linton Weeks, “The Eye Generation Prefers Not to Read All About It.” Washington Post. July 6, 2007.
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