People love stories. For generations, storytelling has been the basis of human communication. Stories capture our attention, and they recount authentic human experience. Stories enable individuals to understand the world around them and to make sense of the who, what, when, where, why, and how of institutional actions. Most importantly, stories enable people to create meaningful connections with one another and with members of their community. The law library has always acted as a community hub that encourages and facilitates scholarly activity and collaboration. By connecting citizens with laws and narratives, the role of the modern law library has evolved to address important institutional, business, and societal needs. Law libraries empower members of local communities with tools to interact with those in positions of power, whether they are judges, landlords, or employers. Through well-managed records, law libraries can also leverage their archives and special collections to position themselves as key contributors to institutional advancement and community engagement.
Wittman, Jessica de Perio, "Using the Power of Storytelling to Shape Your Institution’s Narrative" (2019). Faculty Articles and Papers. 586.