Pursuing Research, Education and Library Outreach Goals

A Case Study of Visual Literacy Project

  • Irene Lopatovska Associate Professor, Pratt Institute, School of Information


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.

How to Cite
LOPATOVSKA, Irene. Pursuing Research, Education and Library Outreach Goals. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 4, p. 517-525, feb. 2019. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: <http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/438>. Date accessed: 11 aug. 2020.