I’ve always been interested in photography, but it’s only recently that I have begun to integrate it into my information literacy instruction.  I find pictures particularly useful in teaching ESL students, who cannot necessary conjure up images of what I’m talking about.  For instance:

The library has …


… newspapers


… magazines


… journals


… and books!





I use this picture to illustrate to my “digitally native” students, who have only ever found articles in online databases, why references require volume, issue and page numbers.  I mime taking a volume down from the shelf and flipping thought it to find the correct issue and then the first page of an article, and then I explain that without knowing the volume and issue numbers of the article, finding it would be impossible!

volumes and issues

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