Guest blog post from Amy Haworth (Service Development Manager) , Vicky Grant (Head, Library Learning Services) and Ruth Mallalieu (Scholarly Communications Licensing Manager) all presenting at LILAC, 2019 in Nottingham.
Hello from the final day of LILAC 2019 in Nottingham, and what a great conference it has been so far.
We had the pleasure of presenting our short paper during the pre-conference dinner slot on Thursday (much preferable to the post-conference dinner slot on Friday morning) on ‘Visual literacy and the expression-idea continuum’.
For those of you who can’t be here with us, here’s a summary of what we talked about to get people thinking before the free wine started flowing…
Vic started us off by talking about the epistemologies of visual literacy, including the importance of layers over lines and activity over passivity. Vic moved on to talk about creative bricolage (see image) and hyper-visualisation (Hallett, 2016), giving examples of these in action from her research.
Ruth talked about how we can reconcile the remix culture with fair and ethical re-use, taking both scholarly and copyright culture into account, and moved us from theory to practice by thinking about how we can integrate this with Information and Digital Literacy.
Finally, Amy talked about what all of this means in practice, looking at the work we have done to incorporate visual literacy into our IDL offer, as both key to, and part of, each of our six literacies: Discovering, Questioning, Understanding, Referencing, Creating, Communicating. Amy moved on to talk about work that is in progress to scope our offer against the ACRL Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, which map easily to our literacies, and how this will ensure our offer can be developed to ensure it is comprehensive.
The slides will be available on the LILAC website in due course and you can keep up to date with our work in this area via this blog.
Association of College & Research Libraries. (2011). ACRL. Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/visualliteracy
Hallett, R. (2016, June 23). Designing Digital Literacy in the Curriculum. JISC Student Experience Experts’ Meeting. [Prezi Presentation]. Retrieved from https://prezi.com/fbuwpy3dd9ab/designing-digital-literacy-in-the-curriculum/
Heron, J. & Reason, P. (2008). Extending Epistemology Within a Co-operative Inquiry. In P. Reason & H. Bradbury (Eds.). The SAGE Handbook of Action Research. (2nd ed, pp. 366-380). Retrieved from doi:10.4135/9781848607934
Micki., (2011) Mr Bricolage in Novi Sad, Serbia [digital image]. [Viewed 23 April 2019]. Avaliable from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mr._Bricolage,_Novi_Sad.jpg