Evolving pedagogies provide exciting opportunities for art information professionals to involve themselves in processes of teaching and learning through cutting-edge technologies and teaching methods. Implications of visual information do not go unnoticed in the current climate; administrators as well as front-line instructors need to focus on the visual component as it affects the individual’s ability to learn. The most recent trends in the historical development of visual literacy will be addressed. A sampling of instructional approaches, including portals, gaming, and approaches appropriate for museum settings, will be explored. The panel will also propose future opportunities for art librarians and visual resource curators to play in promoting visual literacy to users who are not art historians.

Katharine Martinez, Herman and Joan Suit Librarian, Harvard University Fine Arts Library

Karen McKenzie, Chief Librarian, Art Gallery of Ontario E.P. Taylor Research Library & Archives

Jessica Bozeman, Graduate Intern, DePauw University Visual Resource Center and Brooke Cox, Visual Resources Librarian, DePauw University Visual Resource Center

Mikael D. Kriz, Reference Librarian and Web Services Unit Coordinator, Saint Louis University Pius XII Memorial Library