Digital Storytelling in Practice

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The rapid technological advances of the early 21st century have opened up new doors for the age-old practice of storytelling. While traditional storytelling is still alive and well, the practice of digital storytelling, a broad concept that encompasses the idea of using digital technology and multimedia interaction to share stories, is emerging as a useful tool for librarians and educators. This issue of Library Technology Reports looks at how digital storytelling has emerged from the timeless practice of traditional storytelling. It explores how digital storytelling has been used in different contexts to aid educators and how librarians can effectively implement digital storytelling programs. It also briefly examines some of the technological tools that can be used to tell a digital story.

Topics Covered in this Issue Include:

  • Storytelling in Context
  • Storytelling in the Context of Modern Library Technology
  • How Digital Storytelling Builds 21st Century Skills
  • Digital Storytelling in Different Library Settings
  • Software for Digital Storytelling
  • Resources

Kelly Czarnecki

Kelly Czarnecki is the Technology Education Librarian at ImaginOn for the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County (PLCMC). She was named one of Library Journal's Movers and Shakers in 2007 for her work with teens and technology. Kelly writes a monthly column called "The Gaming Life" for School Library Journal and contributes to other publications, including Young Adult Library Services and Multimedia & Internet @ Schools.

Library Technology Reports

Published by ALA TechSource, Library Technology Reports helps librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects. Library Technology Reports publishes eight issues annually and provides thorough overviews of current technology. Reports are authored by experts in the field and may address the application of technology to library services, offer evaluative descriptions of specific products or product classes, or cover emerging technology. Find out more information on this publication and how you can subscribe here.