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Leveraging Visual Literacy to Engage and Orient First-Year College Students
Recasting the Narrative: The Proceedings of the ACRL 2019 Conference (2019)
  • Melissa Clark, Stephen F Austin State University
Abstract
Incoming students often leave library orientation sessions feeling overwhelmed and overstressed: the library has become one more intimidating obstacle to them. Other times, they are bored and disengaged, failing to retain crucial information that can be drawn upon when needed. Seldom do they leave confident and knowledgeable about resources and services offered by the library, and this does not need to be the case. Visual literacy and the language of visual culture can be leveraged to engage students and improve library orientation sessions through an activity called a visual scavenger hunt.
Keywords
  • library orientation,
  • visual literacy,
  • scavenger hunt
Publication Date
Spring 2019
Citation Information
Melissa Clark. "Leveraging Visual Literacy to Engage and Orient First-Year College Students" Recasting the Narrative: The Proceedings of the ACRL 2019 Conference (2019)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/melissa-clark/13/
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