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ILA Noon Network - Data Storytelling and Story Wisdom

Monday, June 29, 2020 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   Zoom Webinar (Web Conference/Webinar)

Data storytelling is an emerging area across a wide array of fields, including both new approaches to data analysis as well as new application of long-established ideas. However, advice to “tell the story” rarely indicates how to move from data to story.

Based on the professional tradition of storytelling in library and information science (LIS), this talk presents a three-part road map for thinking playfully about data in story form. Three conceptual approaches are presented: 1) narrative strategies for understanding story in data, 2) narrative structures for building story from data, and 3) a six-part model for troubleshooting data storytelling dynamics.

Taken together, these ideas provide a model of storytelling thinking that is highly transferrable from its roots in LIS storytelling to applications in nonprofit communication, fundraising, and any organization seeking to make meaningful connections with its audience through thoughtful data storytelling. This road map will help libraries develop stories from their data.

Type:   Program

Categories: Data Literacy

This event is sponsored by Illinois Library Association.

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