Prof. Nestor Gil awarded information literacy grant
Nestor Gil of the art department has been awarded an information literacy grant for spring 2014.
For his Art 206 Materials and Methods class, Professor Gil plans to incorporate several IL activities and projects to help students understand art practice as a research-oriented undertaking, specifically, how their own ideas can relate to those of other artists and that their production is part of an ongoing conversation. Students will undertake three or four projects on different kinds of art practice or methodologies and research into each practice or methodology using a variety of resources. They will explore how current and historical art practitioners engage with the given ideas and processes and how their work has been received. As students progress in their research, they are also expected to venture into other disciplines. The research findings will be recorded in their journals and shared with the class every Thursday. Prior to uploading to a blog any important images they have found, students will learn about issues related to the use of images and participate in a class discussion on copyright and fair use. At the end of the semester, students will give a public presentation of their work, during which they will show their own creative work and discuss the process of identifying and developing their ideas. Kelly Smith, Visual Resources Librarian, and Lijuan Xu, Instruction Coordinator, will collaborate with Professor Gil on his class.
For more information about the grants and past recipients, see http://library.lafayette.edu/instruction/infolitgrants.