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Introduction and instruction video

Data Storytelling Toolkit for Libraries


​References for Instruction Video

  • Baker, A., & Greene, E. (1977). Storytelling: Art and technique. Bowker.

  • McDowell, K. (2009). Surveying the Field: The Research Model of Women in Librarianship, 1882–1898. The Library Quarterly, 79(3), 279–300. (ALA LHRT Donald Davis award-winning article)

  • McDowell, K. (2021). Storytelling wisdom: Story, information, and DIKW. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 72(10 (Special Issue: Paradigm Shift in the Field of Information)), 1223–1233.

  • McDowell, K. (2024). Storytelling and/as Misinformation: Storytelling dynamics and narrative structures for three cases of COVID-19 viral misinformation. In Everyday MIsinformation. Cambridge University Press.

  • McDowell, K. (2024). Library Data Storytelling: Obstacles and Paths Forward. Public Library Quarterly, 43(2), 202–222.


This website, demo, and all DSTL-sponsored research and webinars were made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through a Laura Bush 21st Century Planning Grant, 2021-2024.

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