What does it meme? Visual literacy programming in the library through the language of memes [poster]

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Brown Biggers, IT Operations Manager (Creator)
Jenny Dale, Information Literacy Coordinator and Associate Professor (Creator)
Maggie Murphy, Associate Professor, Art & Design Librarian (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Poster presented October 18, 2019 at the North Carolina Library Association conference in Winston-Salem, NC. This poster will describe a library outreach and instruction program centered around memes and visual literacy at UNC Greensboro. The program, called Uplifting Memes, will run during the 2019-2020 academic year and feature interactive workshops, guest lectures, and a student art contest to address issues such as understanding information ethics on social media (including fair use of copyrighted materials, Creative Commons, and the public domain); engaging in creativity, communication, and digital rhetoric with images and other visual media; and examining issues of virality, propaganda, and hate speech in internet communications. The poster will detail the planning process, provide examples of workshop curricula, and provide preliminary assessment data from the program.

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Language: English
Date: 2019
memes, information literacy, academic libraries, visual literacy, library instruction

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