As a winner of the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service award, Pierce County Library System will be partnering with StoryCorps in March 2014 to record interviews with people whose lives have been changed as a result of their experience with Pierce County Library.
We need your stories of individuals, groups, communities or businesses that have been affected by Pierce County Library. This could be through services, staff, events, meeting rooms, books or other resources that we provide.
How do I nominate a pair to be interviewed?
Interviews are between two people. In 150 words or less, describe your interview pair and make a brief case for why they should be chosen.
When will StoryCorps be here?
StoryCorps will set up shop in the Library’s Processing and Administrative Center Recording Room March 6 – 8, 2014.
Selected interview pairs will be notified January 30 – February 5.
How many interviews? How long are they?
Other story parameters
What happens to the interviews once they’re done?
We will work with StoryCorps to choose one of the full-length audio recordings to be edited to two minutes. Once edited, that interview will be posted on StoryCorps’ Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS) page with the other nine winners from the 2013 IMLS class. Here are the 2012 interviews. The interview will also be posted to the Pierce County Library website and could be chosen to air on NPR.
The Library hopes to find resources to have the other 17 interviews edited to two minutes to be used for promotional and archival purposes.
StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.
Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 45,000 interviews with nearly 90,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition and on StoryCorps' Listen pages.
More information at www.storycorps.org
Linda Farmer, APR
Marketing and Community Relations Director
Tel: 253-548-3300 Fax: 253-537-4600 Washington Relay TTY: 711
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