Seeing Sense

Apr 2020 | 224pp

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Seeing Sense
Exploring the roles of visual literacy as a tool for reading development

Jake Hope

The burgeoning field of visual literacy can be universally understood across a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, regardless of traditional literacy levels. A key tool for navigating digital devices, there is often an antipathy surrounding visual literacy borne out of stigma and at times, intimidation.

At a point when funding for public libraries in the UK is in decline, Seeing Sense will include new research and bring together best practice from different organisations and institutions from a national and global perspective. This book will showcase the role of visual literacy as a tool for promoting reading, helping to raise understanding and awareness among librarians and education practitioners and promoting aspiration and achievement among the children and young people they work with.

Content will include:

  • an overview of visual literacy as a tool for reading development
  • the role of visual literacy in design and display within libraries and resource centres
  • advice for library and information professionals on how to gain greater confidence in using and understanding visual literacy as part of strategies to engage readers
  • a number of practical case studies to illustrate the power and potency of visual literacy as a key tool for making reading accessible, engaging, and appealing for all.

Readership: Providing specialised knowledge in an accessible format, Seeing Sense will be essential reading for public and school librarians as well as researchers, particularly those involved in Library and Information Science.

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