Storytelling is a proven technique to motivate children from coming to the library and for them to use its resources. In general, it is an effective marketing tool to promote the library. Through storytelling, the librarian’s role as an active player in literacy development is emphasized.
The paper discusses the nature of storytelling, its purpose and appropriate practice in library services for children and young adults. Simple ways to tell a story like reading aloud, oral telling and use of props and puppets will be demonstrated. A storytelling program that identifies the use of age-appropriate books for children is also included.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Storytelling 101 for Librarians* @ The LIS Congress 2009
*This is the abstract/description of my presentation for the LIS Congress on February 28, 2009 at the UP Diliman.