Creating an Oral History Program

4-Week Course Starts January 10. 2022



Course Description

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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Your Instructor

Jeff Cowick
Jeff Cowick

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

When does the course start and finish?
This course starts on July 05, 2021.
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.
When is the last day for registration?
Friday, July 2nd.
Will the instructor be available for feedback and questions?
Absolutely! Your instructor will provide feedback for each assignment and will be available via email or phone for any questions you may have. A discussion forum is also available where participants can post questions.
How long do I have access to the course?
You will have unlimited access for 3 months from the start date of this course.
Will I receive a Certificate of Completion?
1. View all video lectures
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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What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

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