StoryCorps @ your library applications due January 18

American Libraries posted that “ALA invites applications for ‘StoryCorps @ your library’.” Applications for this $2,500 grant are due on January 18, 2013. From their post:

Program guidelines and the online application are available at The deadline for applications is Jan. 18.

In February, 10 pilot sites will be selected to receive:

  • A $2,500 stipend for project-related expenses;
  • A toolkit of written and Web-based customizable program and promotional support materials;
  • A StoryKit (a customized set of professional recording equipment) to use to record on-site interviews during the grant period and retain for future use after the close of the pilot project;
  • A two-day in-person training by StoryCorps staff at the library site to orient volunteers and library staff to interview collection, digital recording techniques and archiving interviews in StoryCorps’ proprietary database.

I love the StoryCorps project. There’s something about collecting and keeping today’s and yesterdays stories for future generations that appeals to me. It’s a great program to bring into your library. 

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