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General Use: Evaluating Sources and Media: Visual Literacy

Visual Literacy

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What is Visual Literacy

Am I Visually Literate?

According to the American Library Association

A visually literate individual is
both a critical consumer of visual media and a competent contributor to a body of shared knowledge and culture.

In an interdisciplinary, higher education environment, a visually literate individual is able to:

  • Determine the nature and extent of the visual materials needed
  • Find and access needed images and visual media effectively and efficiently
  • Interpret and analyze the meanings of images and visual media
  • Evaluate images and their sources
  • Use images and visual media effectively
  • Design and create meaningful images and visual media
  • Understand many of the ethical, legal, social, and economic issues surrounding the creation and use of images and visual media, and access and use visual materials ethically

https://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/visualliteracy