Tag Archive for 'storytelling'

The 10-Minute International Librarian #76: Update your references

In advocating for libraries, it is always powerful to have data or stories to hand. As mentioned in previous posts, these can make your message stronger and more credible, both in terms of making your arguments real for others, and adding hard facts for the more statistically-minded. Crucially, it means […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #42: Assess your community’s needs

Libraries and library workers have a fundamental mission to meet the needs of the communities they serve. This is not only about developing a collection that is relevant, but also designing services and even spaces in a way that maximises the good that libraries can do. This is made clear […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #25: Learn and Tell a Library Story

The two key types of evidence in building the case for libraries are data and stories. Data reaches out to the ‘right’ brain, appealing to the logical, the rational. But sometimes, you need to be able to reach out first to emotions, to help them to see themselves in a […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #9: Learn a Great Library Story

Our latest 10 Minute Library Advocate idea comes thanks to Sue McKerragher of the Australian Library and Information Association. Thank you Sue! Statistics are powerful, but so too are stories. This is because the people you are trying to influence do not always think in the same way. Some are […]

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