StoryCorps @ your library is designed to help public libraries across the country collect the stories of their communities.
About StoryCorps @ your library
StoryCorps @ your library (SCL) is a two-year pilot project of the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and StoryCorps, with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Pilot libraries receive equipment, training, promotional materials, and other resources to help them develop community documentation projects using the popular and unique StoryCorps facilitated interview model. Public libraries participating in SCL will be encouraged to expand their influence and engagement in the communities they serve by collecting and preserving local voices.
As part of the StoryCorps approach, each interview participant receives a copy of their recording. With participant permission, and based upon a written agreement with StoryCorps, local libraries retain copies of fully released interviews. Copies of fully released interviews will also be deposited at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
To apply to participate in StoryCorps @ your library, please visit: https://apply.ala.org/storycorps
StoryCorps is partnering with The School Project, a six-part series on public education in Chicago. Read more on the blog!
Check out our free StoryCorps @ your library Do-It-Yourself Guide and find out how you can incorporate StoryCorps' interviewing techniques and resources into your programs.