Register for ‘StoryCorps @ your library’ preconference workshop at 2015 ALA Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Tue, 03/03/2015


Sarah Ostman

Communications Manager

ALA Public Programs Office


CHICAGO — StoryCorps, in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, will hold a one-day workshop on Friday, June 26, for library professionals interested in offering projects inspired by StoryCorps at their institutions.

The workshop, “StoryCorps @ your library: Enhance Library Programming through Oral History Narratives,” will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco as part of ALA’s 2015 Annual Conference and Exhibition.

Registration is now open at Participants need not be registered for the ALA Annual Conference to attend the workshop.

StoryCorps staff will lead this highly interactive hands-on workshop, offering practical tips for ensuring that your programs are a success. Topics will include establishing a StoryCorps-inspired program model; recording and preserving conversations; a discussion of equipment needs; and suggestions and strategies for creating engaging and successful public programs at your institution.

As part of the workshop, librarians who have already participated in the StoryCorps @ your library initiative will present about their program, as well as share their experiences and advice.

Register by noon on March 16 to receive the early-bird discounted rate of $180 (ALA member) or $235 (nonmember.) Between March 16 and noon on June 20, the advance discounted rate will be $235 (member) or $290 (nonmembers). The onsite cost is $290 for members and $345 for nonmembers.

For more StoryCorps-related resources, download “StoryCorps @ your library: A Toolkit for Success” at

About ALA’s Public Programs Office

ALA’s Public Programs Office provides leadership, resources, training and networking opportunities that help thousands of librarians nationwide develop and host cultural programs for adult, young adult and family audiences. The mission of the ALA Public Programs Office is to promote cultural programming as an essential part of library service in all types of libraries. Projects include book and film discussion series, literary and cultural programs featuring authors and artists, professional development opportunities and traveling exhibitions. School, public, academic and special libraries nationwide benefit from the office’s programming initiatives.

About StoryCorps

StoryCorps’ mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, preserve and share their stories. Each week, millions of Americans listen to StoryCorps’ award-winning broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition. StoryCorps has published three books: Listening Is an Act of Love and Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps, and All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps — all of which are New York Times bestsellers. For more information, or to listen to stories online, visit