Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Photographs and Visual Literacy at The University of Montana: A Case Study

Ravas, Tammy; Stark, Megan
March 2012
Art Documentation: Bulletin of the Art Libraries Society of Nort;Spring2012, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p34
Academic Journal
Case Study
The importance of visual literacy in our current media-saturated culture is becoming increasingly apparent. This article explores the experience of using visual media from the exhibit Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs to encourage information literacy in undergraduate students enrolled at The University of Montana. By promoting visual literacy as a cornerstone of lifelong learning, libraries can help users extend their critical thinking skills into the realm of images while simultaneously introducing the complex issues and challenges posed by visual materials.


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