Pursuing Research, Education and Library Outreach Goals
A Case Study of Visual Literacy Project
The benefits of experiential learning in higher education have long been recognized in multiple academic disciplines, including library and information science (LIS). This paper describes a case of a graduate course project that focused on developing visual literacy in young children and provided experiential collaborative learning opportunities to multidisciplinary students. The paper provides recommendations for incorporating similar projects into LIS curriculum and argues that the integration of experiential learning into formal instruction not only benefits students, but also helps to promote faculty research and benefits user communities.