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Presentation
New Wine into Old Wineskins?: Adding the Visual to Information Literacy Instruction
LibTech Conference (2013)
  • Carol A Leibiger, University of South Dakota
  • Alan W. Aldrich, University of South Dakota
Abstract

Images are significant information carriers in new technologies. Scrutinizing the written word ignores communication work done by images. Intermediality, or information literacy understood as metaliteracy, suggests ways to assess images using many of the same criteria for evaluating verbal content, with added visual-literacy criteria. The presenters combine visual and textual literacy into a holistic critical-thinking approach, which enriches interpretation when learners apply rigorous rhetorical criteria to texts, regardless of their media. Suggestions for such instruction will be provided in a LibGuide.

Keywords
  • information literacy instruction,
  • Visual literacy instruction,
  • Rhetorical analysis
Publication Date
Spring March 20, 2013
Citation Information
Carol A Leibiger and Alan W. Aldrich. "New Wine into Old Wineskins?: Adding the Visual to Information Literacy Instruction" LibTech Conference (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/carol_leibiger/4/