Lights, Camera, Advocacy: Digital Storytelling for Your Library
Friday, April 8, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Colorado Convention Center, Room Mile High Ballroom 1-2
How can you tell your library’s story in a way that will increase public support? This session will identify how digital stories can be used for advocacy efforts, from raising awareness to political action. Presenters will cover developing a compelling story and leveraging it to show your impact in the community. Walk away with a list of technology tools that will help you develop top-notch stories. We will explore this topic through discussion, activities, and examples.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Learn five ways to use digital storytelling for advocacy.
2: Discover recommended technology tools and additional resources for learning about digital storytelling and advocacy.
3: Hear three best practices for creating digital stories.
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 2: People with some knowledge, who want to increase their understanding.
This session will have: Medium interaction: single speaker/panel with questions or audience participation throughout
Handouts: Download 1
Tags: Marketing/Advocacy, Advocacy, Hot Topics, Other Storytelling, Technology
Crystal Schimpf, Training Consultant
Kixal, LLC, Florence, CO
Crystal Schimpf is both librarian and trainer with a passion for technology. As founder of Kixal, she develops interactive training to help library staff learn on the topics of digital literacy, advocacy, and storytelling. She has delivered engaging presentations for library staff in California, Colorado, Florida, Washington, and Wisconsin and at conferences nationwide.
Ginny Mies, Senior Content Curator
TechSoup, San Francisco, CA
Ginny is the senior content developer at TechSoup and TechSoup for Libraries where she writes blogs, articles, and newsletters on technology trends and how-tos. Before coming to TechSoup, Ginny was a senior editor for PCWorld, where she covered mobile technology and apps. She holds a Masters of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University.