the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title: Kylie Carlson Senior Coordinator Library Services and Partnerships
Library, School, or Organization Name: Yarra Libraries, Yarra Council
Dr Michael Stephens, San Jose State University
Felicity Macchion, Manager Libraries, Arts, Culture and Venues
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Librarians, Marketers
Short Session Description (one line):
Story-based experiences remind listeners of their shared humanity. We will demonstrate how Libraries have the power to change lives.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Storytelling – an ancient, community-building, revered, and always-relevant “technology” – is a powerful connector. Stories can bring people together. Stories resonate with everyone and we can use them to better understand our communities and ourselves. This session introduces unique ways to extend and enhance the power of stories in your institution. We will explore how to provide inclusive and welcoming programs built around storytelling for everyone, and how to engage with the community around the concept of “Libraries Change Lives.” This session will cover the many facets of storytelling: using our voices to tell our personal stories, work stories, and library stories, and how to use stories to promote and make our libraries accessible. Story-based experiences of all kinds can increase listeners’ understanding of a variety of groups, demonstrate the value of everyone’s experience, and remind listeners of their shared humanity. We will demonstrate how Libraries have the power to change lives.
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