"Norma Livo is truly the grande dame of storytelling in the Rocky Mountain region," says Jimmy Neil Smith, executive director of the National Assn. for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling.
"We're very excited to have elected her to the board of directors of NAPPS because she will bring such a wealth of understanding to the work. Her writings about storytelling in education are among the most important and the most used in colleges and universities around the country." (Livo, with Sandra A. Reitz, wrote "Storytelling: Process and Practice," published in 1986 by Libraries Unlimited Inc. of Englewood, Colo.) "She is truly a pioneer in the storytelling revival that is going on right now," he adds.