[Eril-l] Core Classroom Event: Hearing the Story: Creating an Oral History Project

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Fri Jan 13 05:00:00 PST 2023

*Cross posted to multiple lists*

Core Classroom Event: Hearing the Story: Creating an Oral History Project

Core is pleased to introduce a new continuing education opportunity called
Core Classroom. It’s a hands-on virtual workshop that consists of two to
four live sessions with assignments and group discussion.


Tuesday, February 14th – 2:00pm – 3:00pm CT

Tuesday, February 21st  – 2:00pm – 3:00pm CT

Tuesday, February 28th – 2:00pm – 3:00pm CT

Tuesday, March 7th  – 2:00pm – 3:00pm  CT

These four Core classroom events will be held on the above dates for an
hour starting at 12 pm Pacific, 1 pm Mountain, 2 pm Central, and 3 pm
Eastern time.

Description: This course will take participants through the beginning to
end process of creating an oral history project. Starting with the
interview process, going through all the steps involved with processing,
and talking about the finished product, this course outlines everything
from the process side to the technological side. By the end of the course,
participants will be able to devise interview questions, use different
forms of technology to interview, log interviews, and create and assign
controlled vocabulary.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of this course, attendees will be able to:


   Formulate a cogent oral history interview process, determine forms
   needed, and develop questions to ask interviewees regarding a particular

   Successfully process the recordings, audio and video, and create
   indexing and brief descriptions for easy search and retrieval.

   Understand what is required for uploading and making public the
   interviews for the ALA community, interested researchers, and the public.

   Create their own independent oral history project.

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in oral histories and their creation is welcome to

Technical Requirements for Attendees

A computer with Internet access and a Google Drive account is required. A
high-speed connection and headphones are recommended.


Jeanne Drewes has been active in ALA for over forty years and has conducted
over forty interviews which are available on the ALAIR for both binders and
preservation librarians. She has received numerous ALA awards including the
Ken Haycock Award and most recently the ALCTS Ross Atkinson lifetime
achievement award.

Liza Hazelwood is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and
interned with Jeanne at the Library of Congress on the processing and
uploading of the ALA Preservation Librarian oral history files. She is a
Collections Care Technician at VCU Libraries. She is also a documentary
filmmaker. Her thesis film on mending, Darn It!, is available at:

To listen to the ALA Preservation Librarian oral histories, go to:


Registration Fees:  Core Member $165.11; ALA Member: $188.10; Non-member
$209; Student: $188.10

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to
the following website:


Core classrooms are recorded.  Registration includes unlimited access to
these recordings.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration at ala.org

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars or classrooms,
please contact Tom Ferren, Core Program Officer of Professional
Development, tferren at ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the Core Continuing Education Committee.
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