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Thursday, April 23 • 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Innovative Pedagogies for Information and Visual Literacies: Memes, Tabletop Roleplaying Games, and Video Tutorials

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Art librarians are always looking for ways to engage patrons in inventive learning opportunities around information and visual literacies outside of the classroom instruction structure. This panel brings together three librarians who will share projects intentionally designed to create these opportunities using a range of innovative approaches. The panelists will share their insights into how they have successfully implemented new ways of reaching out, as well as best practices for those who would like to try something similar. David Greene will discuss how art librarians can employ design thinking to create information literacy video tutorials that best suit the unique needs of their patrons. Participants will learn strategies that will help keep their tutorials clear, succinct, visually appealing, and easy to maintain as the need for edits and modifications inevitably arise. Maggie Murphy will explore the idea of interdisciplinary visual literacy instruction for undergraduate students outside of art and design disciplines through co-curricular programming on memes. Using a grant-funded project she developed with colleagues Jenny Dale and Brown Biggers as a model, she will discuss how memes can serve as a lens for talking about information ethics, creativity, rhetorical strategies, critical evaluation, and more, in relation to artistic practice, everyday visual culture, and digital communication. Katy Parker, former Research and Instruction Librarian at the Savannah College of Art and Design, will share methods for tying information literacy, collection development, and outreach planning into one project to benefit the diverse needs of art and design students through a project to develop the tabletop RPG collection at the Jen Library.

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Kevin Talmer Whiteneir Jr.

Senior Library Assistant, Ryerson and Burnham Library and Archives, Research Center, The Art Institute of Chicago
Kevin Whiteneir Jr. is an interdisciplinary artist and art historian whose work discusses the relationships between gender and queer experiences as they relate to race, the effects of (neo)colonialism, and its parallels with performance, ritual, religion, and witchcraft. Whiteneir... Read More →

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Jenny Dale

Head of Research, Outreach, and Instruction (ROI), UNC Greensboro
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Katy Parker

Research and Instruction Librarian, Savannah College of Art and Design
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Maggie Murphy

Visual Art & Humanities Librarian, UNC Greensboro
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David Greene

Liaison Librarian, McGill University
Art History // Communication Studies // Architecture // Urban Planning @ McGill University2021 President, ARLIS/NA-Montreal-Ottawa-QuebecLooking forward to meeting you!

Brown Biggers

UNC Greensboro

Thursday April 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:50pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell C