As the Visual Literacy and Resources Librarian, Jackie Fleming leads visual literacy instruction sessions and teaches workshops out of the Scholars' Commons related to visual resource topics. She also holds consultations with faculty and students about their image research needs. In addition to these tasks, Jackie helps promote the image databases and collections offered through IU Libraries and creates research guides covering a range of topics related to visual literacy and visual resources.
Jackie's research interests include visual literacy instruction, design thinking, feminist pedagogy, and integrating the arts with the sciences in higher education. Recently she co-led a virtual presentation with Amy Minix (IU Libraries Neuro-Health Sciences Librarian) at the International Visual Literacy Association's annual Conference titled "Everything is a Simulation of a Simulation: An Exploratory Look at Supporting Visual Literacy within a Nursing Simulation Lab During COVID." Another recent project was a think-piece that she co-wrote with Theresa Quill (IU's Map and Spatial Data Librarian) titled "Visual Literacy and Maps: A Librarian Approach to Combating the COVID-19 Infodemic" on the Digital Culture and Education Journal's website.
Jackie joined the IU Libraries as the Visual Literacy and Resources Librarian in the Scholars' Commons Department at the Herman B Wells Library in August of 2019. Before starting to work at IU Libraries, Jackie received her MSLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's iSchool with a Graduate Minor in Art History. She holds her BA in English with a Creative Writing Concentration and a Minor in Women and Gender Studies from Bradley University.