Title: Using StoryCorps In Your Library: A Best Practices Workshop
Description: Record, celebrate, and share the voices of your community by establishing a storytelling project based on StoryCorps’ well-known and successful methods and best practices. StoryCorps staff will lead a hands-on and highly-interactive workshop that will cover practical tips on engaging and celebrating the stories of your patrons and local communities, recording equipment recommendations, and best practices for creating exciting public programs based on recorded interviews and freely-available StoryCorps content. Participants will also get hands-on instruction with the newly released StoryCorps app, which guides users through the process of preparing for and recording interviews and allows them to share stories. Judy Bergeron, Smithville Public Library Director, will share working knowledge about what it takes to plan and implement a successful project, specifically in a small and/or rural library setting.
Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 58,000 interviews with over 90,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 3, 2015 1:00 – 4:00 PM