Creating an Oral History Program
4-Week Course Starts May 17, 2021
Want to create an oral history program but don't know where to start? This course will provide detailed advice for starting an oral history program, how to prepare for an interview, ways to put your subject at ease, preservation strategies for your program, and much more.
- Outline the best practices for community oral history programs.
- Recall the resources necessary to properly administer an oral history program.
- Discover how to conduct interviews and make video recordings.
- Identify how to preserve oral history collections in archives and libraries.
Jeff Cowick is a library consultant specializing in rare books, oral history, and disaster preparedness. He received a B.F.A. from the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and an M.L.S. from CUNY Queens College. Jeff has presented at both regional and national conferences on various library and archival-related topics. He is the co-author of the IGI book Planning for a Disaster: Effective Emergency Management in the 21st Century.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is an asynchronous online course designed to be completed in 4 weeks.
Participants will spend approximately 2 hours each week on viewing lectures, answering quizzes and completing discussion, reading, and writing assignments.
It is recommended that you complete each week's work within that week to stay in sync with other learners.
2. Answer all quizzes
3. Complete all assignments
When you complete these three items you can expect to receive you certificate within 2 weeks.
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