Storytelling with Data: Statistics Tell a Story

Earlier this week, I urged librarians to think about ways to tell your library’s story.  Here is a cool post from Garr Reynolds’ Presentation Zen blog, “Hans Rosling and The Art of Storytelling with Statistics.”   Check out what Reynolds has to say about using data and statistics as story, and then check out the latest Rosling video that demonstrates how Rosling uses data to tell a story.

August 2008 Monthly Report From the Unquiet Library Now Available!




Take a look at our new and improved monthly report format!  You can view all the exciting highlights from our library program in August and see how we are supporting Georgia Performance Standards, ISTE Nets for Standards, and AASL Standards for 21st century learners through our media center program at Creekview High School.

Cool New Tabular Stats in WordPress!


I am normally not a numbers kind of girl, but I totally love the new tabular stats you can now view for your blog (or blogs!) in WordPress.  You can read more at, but the highlights include stats in table form for:

  • Months and Years
  • Average per Day
  •  Recent Weeks

In the past, we have been able to view blog stats, but these new tables give us all kinds of new data to contemplate and explore.  I especially love the comparative nature of the new tabular stats—for example, I now can easily see my blog stats for August 2008 compared to August 2007.  Be sure to check out this terrific new feature!

The Unquiet Library: Our Annual Report, 2007-08

The Creekview High School Media Center, “The Unquiet Library”, is proud to release its annual report for 2007-08.  In this report, we highlight what our library program has accomplished in the four roles of the media specialist/media center set forth by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL):

  • Teacher
  • Instructional Partner
  • Information Specialist
  • Program Administrator

This report highlights collaborative planning and lessons taught through the media center, skills taught to students through information literacy mini-lessons, circulation and visitation statistics, database usage statistics, and upcoming program goals for 2008-09.  You may read the report by clicking here, or by visiting the link below.