Gayle Schaub, Vinicius Lima, Stephen Dobrzynski, Jacob Luet, Micah Martin, and Carissa Storms
Understanding a discipline requires a fundamental understanding of its terminology. The terminology of information literacy, used by librarians and professors, comprises a language integrated within all disciplines. Critical to academic success, it’s often assumed to be widely understood by students.
The students of Graphic Arts V, fall 2016, created a visual glossary to help students learn this critical terminology. This bold, eye-catching informational campaign, produced and disseminated in and outside of the Library, promotes learning through innovative designs created by students for students. The materials, introduced in a 2017 ACRL presentation, Warning! This Program Contains Graphic Content: Facilitating Understanding of Library Terms through Visual Rhetoric, include bookmarks, tabletoppers, and digital images.
Learning student names in a classroom course is important to creating an inclusive learning environment. Some Learning Management Systems, like Blackboard Learn, provide tools for student images, but such tools are insufficient. This software project creates a consistent and reliable way of identifying students for the needs of proctored exams as well as for learning student names.