StoryCorps @ your library
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.
- San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco.
- Chicago Public Library, Chicago.
- Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, Tampa, Fla.
- Somerville Public Library, Somerville, Mass.
- Octavia Fellin Public Library, Gallup, N.M.
- Bellmore Memorial Library, Bellmore, N.Y.
- Greensboro Public Library, Greensboro, N.C.
- Multnomah County Public Library, Portland, Ore.
- Nashville Public Library, Nashville, Tenn.
- Smithville Public Library, Smithville, Texas
Resources developed for “StoryCorps @ your library” will be made available for all public libraries. For more information, visit www.programminglibrarian.org/storycorps.