Showing posts from November, 2022

Data Storytelling for Librarians and the Data Storytelling Toolkit

 This fall, with Dr. Matt Turk and RA Xinhui Hu, we launched the Data Storytelling Toolkit for Librarians project ( ) with a free webinar on 9/30 (recording publicly available at ) and 675 registrants!  The Data Storytelling Toolkit for Librarians (DSTL project website: ) will connect real-world examples of data use with data stories (including narrative strategies and data visualizations) as adaptable templates for communicating and related online free resources for data exploration and visualization. The long-term vision is to cultivating data storytelling expertise as a signature expertise of our field, so that when communities have data storytelling needs, they are met at libraries and by librarians. As of 11/15/22, we have collected 11 data use scenarios, which we're now calling "common storytelling needs." The goal is to develop