A way of knowing

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Storytelling can be the key to forming emotional attachments to a library.

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  • 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. "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. SELECTING
  • 4. “The Lyric Ballad” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/3336581900/
  • 5. “The Future is Now” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4735227875/
  • 6. “Photo archives, The Free Library of Philadelphia” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4319907649/
  • 7. “Computer: Aerial Dead Reckoning” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/5349715756/
  • 8. “Learning” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4538691046/
  • 9. REFLECTING
  • 10. “Information puzzle” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/6257900211/
  • 11. “Veteran’s Day Tribute” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4104990874/
  • 12. “Conversation” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/5868802891/
  • 13. GIVING THEM ORDER
  • 14. “They warned me!” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/3341506111/
  • 15. “Shelving” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/3291934742/
  • 16. “The Gallery” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/3288888215/
  • 17. “Some Flickr options” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/5283671735/
  • 18. MAKING SENSE OF THEM
  • 19. “Learning” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4618997470/
  • 20. “Almost home” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4027424190/
  • 21. “Trail map” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/5375586917/
  • 22. IN THE LIBRARY...
  • 23. Connect “Family party” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4584229253/#/
  • 24. Create “Wayside School Yearbook” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4813448752/
  • 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. Archive “Honey” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4812844507/
  • 27. Locate and Retrieve “Hidden Meanings” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4964219378/
  • 28. THREE STORIES...
  • 29. Story 1: The Civil War Letters“Author Nancy Wilson autographs ‘Shouts & Whispers’” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/6122042810/
  • 30. Story 2: The Balthazard Family“The Balthazard Family c. 1900” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4596049467/
  • 31. Story 3: What the Waiter Remembered “Our server at Canoe” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/6180321390/
  • 32. "Storytelling is among the oldest formsof communication.Storytelling is the commonalityof all human beings, in all places, in all times." -Rives Collins
  • 33. Create...Curate... Celebrate “The Journey Through the School of Awesomeness” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/6265958737/
  • 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