Libraries have traditionally focused on teaching their patrons how to find text based resources, however, in our increasingly visual world there is a growing demand for visual literacy skills and abilities. What is unique about visual literacy concerns? How can understanding the ACRL’s Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education assist librarians and their patrons to operate both professionally and personally? This webinar will answer these questions and more by providing attendees with examples of how to integrate the visual literacy standards and emerging trends into their daily library practice. Additionally, the presenters will share a list of helpful online resources and share a select bibliography.
Presener ~ Millicent Fullmer
Millicent Fullmer is the Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian at the University of San Diego. She is also the subject librarian for art and art history. Originally from New Zealand, she holds an MLIS from the Pratt Institute in New York, a BA Honors in Art History from Canterbury University (NZ), and a BA in Art History and Religious Studies from Victoria University (NZ). Previously, she has been a special collections cataloger at Columbia University’s Avery Library, and a visual resources curator at Vanderbilt University as well as internships in several museums. Fullmer currently co-chairs the ACRL Visual Literacy Standards Task Force and her research interests include visual literacy, art and indigenous librarianship.
Presenter ~ Tiffany Saulter
Tiffany Saulter is an Accessibility Consultant at Deque University, where she coaches and helps train others on making their websites and other digital assets accessible. She received her MLIS from Indiana University, a MA in Art History from the University of Miami (with a focus in contemporary video and film art), and a BA in Digital Art from Stetson University. Previously, she worked as a Product & Application Support Specialist at Artstor and a Pauline A. Young Librarian, in the Special Collections & Archives Department of the University of Delaware Libraries. Tiffany is currently a co-chair of the ACRL Visual Literacy Standards Task Force and her research interests include archival metadata trends, identity politics and popular culture.
Presenter ~ Stephanie Beene
Stephanie Beene is the University of New Mexico’s Fine Arts Librarian for Art, Architecture, and Planning, where she supports the teaching, learning, and research of students and faculty within the Art Department in the College of Fine Arts, as well as the School of Architecture and Planning. Stephanie received an MSIS from the University of Texas at Austin, an MA in Art History (with a focus on Contemporary Borderlands Artists and Identity Politics) from the University of California, Riverside, and a BA in Art and Art History from Colorado State University. Before coming to UNM, Stephanie worked at Lewis & Clark College and as an instructor at the k-12 and undergraduate levels. She has worked as an educator, librarian, and visual resources curator, and within museums, archives, galleries, libraries, and non-profits before landing at UNM. Stephanie’s research interests include visual literacy as it relates to lifelong learning; information literacy frameworks as they relate to how we make sense of personal and professional information; and the politics of identity within social justice work, whether as teachers, learners, activists, or creators.