June 14, 2021

Michigan: Flint Public Library Building Archive of Stories of Residents Living Through Water Crisis

From Michigan Public Radio:

The Flint Public Library is opening its recording studio for residents to tell their experience of living with poisoned water.

The library is partnered with StoryCorps, a spoken-story archiving organization. The interviews are done in a conversational style, and the group will archive the recordings. With the storyteller’s permission, StoryCorps will also send the story to the Library of Congress.

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The library partnered with StoryCorps last year, taking all varieties of personal stories from anyone willing to share. Since the recording equipment is already set up and the staff are trained to interview subjects, Schwartz said the only change now is focusing on water crisis stories.

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Direct to Flint Voices Matter: Phase 2 Website

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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