Library Juice Academy

Online Professional Development for Librarians

Creating an Oral History Project

Instructor: Carmen Cowick

Dates: Not currently scheduled

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Price: $175

Want to create an oral history project but don't know where to start? This course will provide detailed advice for starting an oral history project, how to prepare for an interview, ways to put your subject at ease, preservation strategies for your project, and much more.

Course Objectives:

  • Outline the best practices for community oral history projects
  • Recall the resources necessary to properly administer an oral history project
  • Discover how to conduct interviews and make video recordings
  • Identify how to preserve oral history collections in archives and libraries
Carmen Cowick

Carmen Cowick provides training, support and consulting services for libraries in the areas of preservation and collections care. She previously worked as a preservation specialist at Amigos Library Services and in the library and archives of The American Irish Historical Society, The Seamen's Church Institute, and the Special Collections department at CUNY Queens College. She received a bachelor's degree in art history and a master's degree in library science with a certificate in archives and preservation of cultural materials from CUNY Queens College in New York City.

Course Structure

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

Payment Info

Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount, or to be notified when it is next scheduled.