In studio-based fine arts and design classes, creating works of art and engaging in rigorous peer-to-peer critique are the primary modes of learning, rather than writing lengthy research papers. This column presents critical perspectives on what constitutes an instructional platform for bridging contemporary and social issues as a mechanism for information literacy in the studio environment.
Jennifer A. Ferretti ([email protected]) is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She has spent ten years in libraries, museums, and archives digitizing materials, curating exhibitions, and processing collections. Jennifer is a first-generation American Latina whose librarianship is guided by critical perspectives and anti-neutrality. She firmly believes art is information.