“Learning” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/6257184215/        A Way of KnowingThe Power of Storytelling...
"Stories are a way of knowing.[The] process ofselecting constitutive details of experience,reflecting on them,giving them o...
SELECTING
“The Lyric Ballad” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/3336581900/
“The Future is Now” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4735227875/
“Photo archives, The Free Library of Philadelphia” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4319907649/
“Computer: Aerial Dead Reckoning” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/5349715756/
“Learning” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4538691046/
REFLECTING
“Information puzzle” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/6257900211/
“Veteran’s Day Tribute” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4104990874/
“Conversation” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/5868802891/
GIVING THEM ORDER
“They warned me!” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/3341506111/
“Shelving” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/3291934742/
“The Gallery” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/3288888215/
“Some Flickr options” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/5283671735/
MAKING SENSE OF    THEM
“Learning” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4618997470/
“Almost home” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4027424190/
“Trail map” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/5375586917/
IN THE LIBRARY...
Connect    “Family party” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4584229253/#/
Create    “Wayside School Yearbook” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4813448752/
Display                                                                        “Fresh Art” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.c...
Archive     “Honey” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4812844507/
Locate and Retrieve    “Hidden Meanings” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4964219378/
THREE STORIES...
Story 1: The Civil War Letters“Author Nancy Wilson autographs ‘Shouts & Whispers’” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photo...
Story 2: The Balthazard Family“The Balthazard Family c. 1900” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4596049467/
Story 3: What the Waiter Remembered  “Our server at Canoe” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/6180321390/
"Storytelling is among the oldest formsof communication.Storytelling is the commonalityof all human beings, in all places,...
Create...Curate...   Celebrate  “The Journey Through the School of Awesomeness” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/d...
Diane CordellWhat Im Thinking: http://dmcordell.blogspot.com/What Im Tweeting: http://twitter.com/dmcordellMy Photos: http...
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  1. 1. “Learning” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/6257184215/ A Way of KnowingThe Power of Storytelling as a Connector in Libraries Diane M. Cordell
  2. 2. "Stories are a way of knowing.[The] process ofselecting constitutive details of experience,reflecting on them,giving them order,and thereby making sense of them...makes telling storiesa meaning-making experience." -I.E. Seidman (Interviewing as Qualitative Research) “Gray Day, Red Yarn” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4304372680/
  3. 3. SELECTING
  4. 4. “The Lyric Ballad” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/3336581900/
  5. 5. “The Future is Now” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4735227875/
  6. 6. “Photo archives, The Free Library of Philadelphia” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4319907649/
  7. 7. “Computer: Aerial Dead Reckoning” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/5349715756/
  8. 8. “Learning” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4538691046/
  9. 9. REFLECTING
  10. 10. “Information puzzle” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/6257900211/
  11. 11. “Veteran’s Day Tribute” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4104990874/
  12. 12. “Conversation” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/5868802891/
  13. 13. GIVING THEM ORDER
  14. 14. “They warned me!” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/3341506111/
  15. 15. “Shelving” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/3291934742/
  16. 16. “The Gallery” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/3288888215/
  17. 17. “Some Flickr options” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/5283671735/
  18. 18. MAKING SENSE OF THEM
  19. 19. “Learning” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4618997470/
  20. 20. “Almost home” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4027424190/
  21. 21. “Trail map” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/5375586917/
  22. 22. IN THE LIBRARY...
  23. 23. Connect “Family party” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4584229253/#/
  24. 24. Create “Wayside School Yearbook” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4813448752/
  25. 25. Display “Fresh Art” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/5871288708/“Display case” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/5786548110/
  26. 26. Archive “Honey” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4812844507/
  27. 27. Locate and Retrieve “Hidden Meanings” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4964219378/
  28. 28. THREE STORIES...
  29. 29. Story 1: The Civil War Letters“Author Nancy Wilson autographs ‘Shouts & Whispers’” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/6122042810/
  30. 30. Story 2: The Balthazard Family“The Balthazard Family c. 1900” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4596049467/
  31. 31. Story 3: What the Waiter Remembered “Our server at Canoe” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/6180321390/
  32. 32. "Storytelling is among the oldest formsof communication.Storytelling is the commonalityof all human beings, in all places, in all times." -Rives Collins
  33. 33. Create...Curate... Celebrate “The Journey Through the School of Awesomeness” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/6265958737/
  34. 34. Diane CordellWhat Im Thinking: http://dmcordell.blogspot.com/What Im Tweeting: http://twitter.com/dmcordellMy Photos: http://www.flickr.com/dmcordell/http://www.flickr.com/dmcordell/My Slidedecks http://www.slideshare.net/diane/presentations
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