The ACRL/IRIG Visual Literacy Standards Task Force has made a draft of the ACRL/IRIG Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education available. They are inviting feedback via their blog, or emailed to Denise Hattwig email@example.com - closing on March 31st.
The blog is at http://acrlvislitstandards.wordpress.com/ (it has an interesting account of how they worked to define visual literacy) and the draft standards at http://acrlvislitstandards.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/acrlirig_vlstandards_draft20110209.pdf
There is also a virtual open meeting to discuss them online at the ALA Midwinter conference on Wednesday 16th February, 11.30-13.00 Pacific Standard time (which is 8 hours behind UK time). You register at
https://ala.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/event.pl?div_view=reg&event_user_id "please note there are three IRIG meetings listed; please select the 2/16/2011 VLTF meeting"
Photo by Sheila Webber: sprouts growing under a net, Hellingly, January 2011