Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Images have Power

(image by M. Moore, '06)
As the world witnessed last week’s events of attacks being triggered by cartoon,
it also witnessed the power that images can carry.

Pictures have the power to offend, anger and enrage.
Pictures can also calm, enlighten and encourage.  The media is becoming more image heavy as it is a quicker way to communicate messages.  Libraries are full of books with the emphasis on the written language, but they are also filled with images.
Making and deciphering images is a language all on its own and we invite interested adults to join us in the image-making process.
Libraries are a perfect space for image-making and image deciphering.  Images ARE information and as information professionals, librarians are at the forefront of information distribution.  I think our role in immersing ourselves in the visual language is a vital one as well as one that has not been highlighted  fully.  
- See more at: http://www.hcpl.net/content/images-are-powerful#sthash.TzMMgK2U.dpuf

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