As a winner of the 2013 National Media for Museum and Library Service award, Pierce County Library System will partner with StoryCorps in March to record interviews with people whose lives have been changed as a result of their experience with Pierce County Library.
Stories of individuals, groups, communities or businesses that have been affected by Pierce County Library are needed. This could be through services, staff, events or other resources the Library provides. StoryCorps is known for its compelling content. Nominees’ stories should demonstrate that the Library was part of a life-changing or community-altering event. The change could be confined to a single person, group or could affect a whole community.
Interviews are between two people, so interview pairs are needed. Nominations can be made at www.piercecountylibrary.org, search site: StoryCorps. In 150 words or less, the nomination should describe the interview pair and make a brief case for why each individual should be chosen. Submission deadline is Jan. 21.
Each interview is 40 minutes long. The library will work with StoryCorps to choose one of the full-length audio recordings to be edited to two minutes. Once edited, that interview will be posted on StoryCorps’ Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS) page with the other nine winners from the 2013 IMLS class. The interview also will be posted to the Pierce County Library website and could be chosen to air on NPR. The library hopes to find resources to edit and share the other 17 full-length interviews.