I note that the ALA conference in Anaheim also deals with digital storytelling:
Everyone has a story.
Being able to turn your story to something that can be shared with others enhances self worth and benefits the community overall. Their story lives on after they are gone. As libraries, we have the training and in some ways, duty to document and archive society’s culture and history.
We have the ability to share this knowledge with others that are even outside of our communities through technology.