StoryCorps @ your library

Update: the StoryCorps @ your library final report will be available soon on apply.ala.org/storycorps. To see the questions, download the final report preview. (PDF, 40kB)StoryCorps @ your library logo

StoryCorps @ your library is a two-year pilot program to create a replicable model of multi-format public programming on broad themes of oral narrative and local history, that may be tailored to specific locales, holidays, or heritage months. Ten pilot libraries across the country will engage their communities by implementing StoryCorps’ interview methods and resources within a framework of high-quality library programming. StoryCorps @ your library is a partnership between the ALA Public Programs Office and StoryCorps, funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Following a competitive application process, StoryCorps and ALA announced the ten public libraries that will serve as pilot sites. These libraries will receive a $2,500 stipend, promotional support materials, professional recording equipment, in-person training for library staff and volunteers, tools to offer their patrons to prepare for their StoryCorps interview experience, and access to significant StoryCorps edited content.  

Pilot Libraries:

Resources developed for “StoryCorps @ your library” will be made available for all public libraries. For more information, visit www.programminglibrarian.org/storycorps