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Telling Library Stories

The Library Research Seminar brings together library practitioners, scholars and students to share ideas and explore emerging research in the field of 21st century library and information science. It is a unique opportunity to gather with fellow professionals in a collegial setting and uncover new approaches for supporting evidence-based practice.

This seminar’s theme is Telling Library Stories. We will focus on how to use statistics to tell compelling stories, how research stories reflect library practice, how library stories impact research and development and how libraries can tell stories to advocate for themselves and their communities. In Kentucky, storytelling is situated within strong connection to Appalachian storytelling traditions. Our goal is to connect scholars and librarians or other practitioners in joining to tell library stories and communicate library value. 


Sept. 16-18, 2024


University of Kentucky Gatton Student Center, 160 Avenue of Champions Lexington, KY 40506-0676

Guest Speakers
  • Kate McDowell, opening keynote speaker, associate professor, library and information science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Nicole Breazeale, closing plenary speaker, associate extension professor, community and leadership development, University of Kentucky Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment


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