Authored by: Sarah Beth Nelson , Brian William Sturm

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
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Storytelling is an increasingly ubiquitous term applied in various fields with markedly different meanings. This article addresses the meanings of the term, the kinds of stories and storytelling, a brief overview of the history of storytelling, some advice for practicing storytellers, and a discussion of the myriad contexts in which storytelling occurs today.

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