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on February 24, 2020

Share A Story. Retrieved from https://www.worldbookday.com/ideas/share-a-story/

“The transparent library both listens and talks. The transparent library is connected, cultivating the expectation for open conversation.” is one of the takeaway points in the Participatory Service & Transparency lecture. Stephens (2017) revealed in one of his articles that libraries have been doing an excellent job keeping and sharing stories very well by “building repositories of stories from the diverse voices of our world,” “sharing their own letters to books, and encouraging readers to pen their own, … readings and craft activities and joins similar initiatives hosted by librarians to bring people together in a social atmosphere to listen to and reflect on narratives.” At first, I thought making story means creating one’s own story, but I finally understood what “making story” is after I watched the lecture and read the articles. The examples are Storytelling Contest, The Naked Truth: Connect, Create, Contribute (NT:CCC), and StoryCorps.

Writing Competition. Retrieved from https://www.limecross.co.uk/childrens-summer-writing-competition/  

A blurry picture of participatory culture becomes clear through the example, a person can be a consumer of podcasts and also a creator of a podcast. Also, it is a brilliant idea to encourage and give library patrons chances to participate in library activities so that they can share their ideas/guidance/feedback, and the libraries can make their programs better and provide the best services. The MicroBend is a wow to me. It is an amazing bridge/link that connects the library patrons and the library, and people to people. “Open to all.”

Another effective way to reach people is through the Internet. Nowadays, people look for everything online, so Fons (2016) talked about “[m]aking libraries more visible on the web has two benefits: improving the service for the ones who are already committed to the library—they use search engines, too—and giving libraries the opportunity to reach those who never—or only sometimes—think about the library.”

Making Stories. Retrieved from https://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP9273


Fons, T. (2016). Making libraries visible on the web | The digital shift. Library Journal. Retrieved from https://www.libraryjournal.com/?detailStory=making-libraries-visible-on-the-web-the-digital-shift

Stephens, M. (2019). The participatory service & transparency [Web Version]. Retrieved from https://sjsu-ischool.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=35b4e981-cd58-479a-96d3-aab3011b0f24

Stephens, M. (2017). Telling stories | Office hours. Library Journal. Retrieved from https://www.libraryjournal.com/?detailStory=telling-stories-office-hours

One Response to “STORIES”

  1. Apologies for missing this post! I think I lost more than I thought a few weeks ago.

    Yay for stories! I appreciate your take on “Make Stories” and agree that those examples are spot on.

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