Visual Literacy in Terms of Cultural Connotations

Webcasts Lesley Farmer

Please join the SJSU School of Information for a webcast covering diversity, visual literacy and cultural literacy. Dr. Lesley Farmer is our guest speaker.

Abstract: In the area of globalization, societies increasingly use visual arts to communicate and teach. This presentation explains universal and culturally-defined aspects of visual literacy in light of cultural arts. In the process, it signals the importance of understanding cultural differences to appreciate cultural visual values and minimize culture clashes. It then discusses the role that librarians play to embrace cultural arts and visual literacy, both in terms of resources as well as instruction.  

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