SLIS senior lecturer Annette Lamb and Professor Emeritus Danny Callison are co-authors of Graphic Inquiry, published by Libraries Unlimited in May 2012. Dr. Lamb commented, “The idea for Graphic Inquiry originated with our vision of helping school librarians collaborate with classroom teachers on the creation of engaging learning experiences that weave graphic resources and tools throughout the inquiry process.”
Excerpts from the publisher’s announcement - and reviews:
• "This full-color book provides a practical approach to incorporating graphic inquiry across the curriculum for school library media specialists, technology coordinators, and classroom teachers.
We live in a high-tech, multimedia world, and it's documented that many young people respond constructively to graphic communication, yet most of our classroom activities still only emphasize text communication. Even inquiry-based approaches to learning often stress writing lists of answers, reading texts, and writing papers. The potential of graphic inquiry in teaching and learning warrants greater exploration at all age levels… Readers will view this book as a quick reference to timely, realistic activities and approaches as compared to a traditional textbook."
• "This is an amazing book! These two scholars have built a fresh approach to the use of the graphic arts to teach an inquiry method of learning through pictorial representations. This book is an important contribution to what we would usually term as information literacy but in another dimension. . . . This is simply the best book on using visuals in education we have seen. Congratulations to the authors, and a well deserved must read, must own, must use recommendation from this reviewer." - David Loertscher, Teacher Librarian Magazine
Posted November 15, 2012