iConference Storytelling and Qualitative Information Research-McDowell 28feb22
From Kathleen McDowell
Promo: Join storytelling expert Dr. Kate McDowell from the University of Illinois for a hands-on exploration of information storytelling and related qualitative research methods to address issues from the emotional content of information to dynamics of storytelling in misinformation spinning out of control. McDowell has worked with regional, national, and international nonprofits including the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO, part of WHO) and the Public Library Association (PLA). Her nationally-funded project Data Storytelling Toolkit for Librarians is under development (https://imls.gov/grants/awarded/re-250094-ols-21).
Storytelling circulates and propagates story as an important form of information. However, storytelling has been overlooked as both content and method in our field despite a 130+ year history of storytelling in library services to youth. Our field has rich practices that can inform definitions of storytelling and story. Currently, most definitions of information center the individual, ignoring storytelling collective audiences and shared retelling of information. What can we better understand about information when we engage the basic storytelling tendencies of the human mind? This workshop will provide a collaborative springboard based on the newly published S-DIKW framework for qualitative researchers to engage any application of information storytelling, from belief and belonging to misinformation. Ultimately, we will generate contexts and concrete next steps for storytelling analysis related to participants’ projects. New and seasoned qualitative researchers are welcome.
Zoom Recording ID: 4853541099 UUID: j4BakmwrTb6mYoHC2tqznA== Meeting Time: 2022-02-28T19:29:59Z