Storytelling for Information Professionals

Storytelling for Information Professionals

The course design will attempt to strike a balance between training in the art of storytelling in practice (this component will have an emphasis on technique, performance, and audience dynamics) and cognitive development in the foundations of history, theory, methods, and bibliographic resources related to storytelling. The instructor's goals are to assist students with the development of story selection, preparation, and telling skills; planning programs and projects in schools, libraries, and other settings; and developing a deeper understanding of the nature of story and its applications in research, the student's work, or personal endeavors. Online class discussions will center around assigned readings, all stories told, and instructor-led topics.

Class Name Storytelling for Information Professionals
Host School University of North Texas
Class Identifier SLIS5440
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty Dr. Elizabeth Figa
Course Tool (Online) WebCT Vista
Class Description The course design will attempt to strike a balance between training in the art of storytelling in practice (this component will have an emphasis on technique, performance, and audience dynamics) and cognitive development in the foundations of history, theory, methods, and bibliographic resources related to storytelling. The instructor's goals are to assist students with the development of story selection, preparation, and telling skills; planning programs and projects in schools, libraries, and other settings; and developing a deeper understanding of the nature of story and its applications in research, the student's work, or personal endeavors. Online class discussions will center around assigned readings, all stories told, and instructor-led topics.
Class Disclaimer The University of North Texas uses Blackboard Vista as the learning management system. You can access the portal at http://ecampus.unt.edu. See the left side of the login page for links to check your browser and for help links. During the week prior to the start of classes, you will receive an e-mail with your UNT course and login information. With this information, you may log into Blackboard and take the “Ticket to Vista Orientation”. PLEASE NOTE: Online courses are not available until the first day of class.
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date January 17th, 2012 - May 11th, 2012
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Last Add Day December 12th, 2011
Residency Start and End Date No Residency
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