[Libs-Or] Resources at the State Library: Telling the Story of Your Library's Impact

Arlene Weible arlene.weible at state.or.us
Mon Jul 14 08:35:20 PDT 2014

One of the webinars provided to Oregon Libraries from Gale/Cengage this last spring was  Telling the Story of Your Library's Impact<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/resources/OBE/obe.aspx#Tutorials_and_Online_Courses>. Julie Pepera provided a great session on how to collect and craft stories for effective library advocacy. Along with the discussion, Julie provided some sample forms that can be used as tools for collecting and refining library stories.

Julie also highly recommended the following book, which is now available for interlibrary loan from the Oregon State Library.

Denning, Stephen. The Springboard: How Storytelling Ignites Action in Knowledge-Era Organizations. Routledge, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-7506-7355-6.

Libraries need to hone their stories to effectively communicate with their various constituencies, and Stephen Denning's book can help. Denning teaches storytelling as a powerful and formal discipline for organizational change and knowledge management. His book explains how organizations can use certain types of stories ("springboard" stories) to communicate new or envisioned strategies, structures, identities, goals, and values to employees, partners and even customers.

If you would like to request this or other materials from the Oregon State Library please use your library's established interlibrary loan process (e.g. OCLC or ALA request form).  Otherwise, send your full name, the name of your library, complete title information, shipping address, and a phone number to the document delivery department at library.request at state.or.us<mailto:library.request at state.or.us> or (fax) 503-588-7119. Items will be checked out to your library, not to you personally, for 4 weeks (print materials) or 2 weeks (videos). Materials will be delivered via mail or Orbis Cascade Alliance Courier, and you may return them the same way. Normally a single copy is purchased and is loaned on a first-come-first-serve basis. You may be put on a hold list for several weeks.

Most library staff are able to use their library's interlibrary loan service to borrow professional development material. However, if you do not have access to these services or are not currently affiliated with a library, please contact me<mailto:arlene.weible at state.or.us> to discuss alternative options for borrowing the material.

Be sure to check out our Library and Information Science (LIS) blog<http://osl-lis.blogspot.com/> to discover the most recent additions to our LIS collection and search our catalog<http://oregon.gov/OSL/index.shtml> for our complete holdings. The library science collection is meant to support the whole Oregon library community. Library Development welcomes your suggestions for acquisitions - see the blog for an input form or email us!

This collection is supported in whole by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

Arlene Weible
Electronic Services Consultant
Oregon Federal Regional Depository Coordinator
Library Development Services
Oregon State Library
250 Winter St NE
Salem OR, 97301
arlene.weible at state.or.us<mailto:arlene.weible at state.or.us>

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