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This book serves as both a textbook and reference for faculty and students in LIS courses on storytelling and a professional guide for practicing librarians, particularly youth services librarians in public and school libraries.
This text serves professors, students, and practitioners alike as a textbook, reference, and professional guide. It provides practical instruction and concrete examples of how to use the power of story to build literacy and presentation skills, as well as to create community in those same educational spaces.
The authors illustrate the value of storytelling, cover the history of storytelling in libraries, and offer valuable guidance for bringing stories to contemporary listeners, with detailed instructions on the selection, preparation, and presentation of stories. They also provide guidance around the planning and administration of a storytelling program. Topics include digital storytelling, open mics and slams, and the neuroscience of storytelling. Also provided are full texts of stories for all ages as well as extensive lists of resources.
- Offers readers a thorough overview of the role of story and storytelling in the library
- Gives a convincing argument for the value of storytelling
- Provides practical tips on selecting, preparing, and telling stories
- Presents insights on storytelling to specific populations, including children, young adults, and those with special needs
- Contains a selection of stories for various ages and occasions
- Includes an extensive list of resources