Michigan: Flint Public Library Building Archive of Stories of Residents Living Through Water Crisis
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.
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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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.