Emerging Leaders Report

ALA Poster

Hearing Voices: Collecting Residents’ Oral Histories

As part of ALA’s Emerging Leaders Program, a fantastic work group tackled a project for the Residency Interest Group. The work group was comprised of the following Emerging Leaders:

  • Kenya Flash, Political Science, Global Affairs, and Government Information Librarian, Yale University
  • Ashleigh Coren, Special Collection Librarian for Teaching and Learning, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Joanna Chen Cham, Lead for Emerging Literacies Librarian, UCLA
  • Hailley Fargo, Student Engagement Librarian, Penn State University, University Park

The project for RIG focused on how to begin collecting oral histories from former library residents and had these outcomes:

  • Investigate and recommend a process for collection oral histories
  • Create a toolbox with documentation on how to collect, preserve, and promote oral histories
  • Consider technical, ethical, and legal issues

You can find more information about their project and findings in the documents linked below.

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