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Tribal Libraries Committee Workshop: Is Oral History On Your Horizon?
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What makes your community special? How do you honor those who have contributed to its development? How do you preserve the record of their contributions? This workshop will help you plan your oral history project and follow best practices so that you can preserve the spoken record for the future. This workshop is designed for all types of libraries. Lunch is included in registration and provided by Jason’s Deli.

3/27/2020
When: March 27, 2020
8:30 AM
Where: Oklahoma Department of Libraries
200 NE 18th St.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105
United States
Contact: Helen Clements
405-744-6034

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Is Oral History On Your Horizon?

A workshop presented by the OLA Tribal Libraries Committee (TLC)
Co-sponsored by Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL)
and the
Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB)

What makes your community special?  How do you honor those  who have contributed to its development?  How do you preserve the record of their contributions?

This workshop will help you plan your oral history project and follow best practices so that you can preserve the spoken record for the future. This workshop is designed for all types of libraries. Lunch is included in registration and provided by Jason’s Deli.

Our expert presenters will share their practical knowledge and will help you draft your own preliminary plans, from estimating time schedules to practicing doing an interview.  They will also discuss examples of their own projects.

In addition, the conference sponsors are offering a limited number of scholarships to workshop participants to partially cover the registration fee. To be considered,complete the scholarship application form.

When: Friday, March 27, 2020

Where: Oklahoma Department of Libraries, 200 NE 18th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73105 in the South Conference Room

Speakers:

  • Sarah Milligan, Head, Oklahoma Oral History Research Program (OOHRP), OSU Library
  • Patrick Daglaris, Oral History Archivist, OOHRP, OSU Library
  • Mallory Covington, Archival Collections Manager, Oklahoma Historical Society
  • Joe Todd, Veterans’ Oral Histories
  • Blake Norton, Curator, Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center
  • Shawn Barfield, Manager, Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center

Cost: $65 for OLA members, $130 for non-members; $30 for student members

Deadline to Register: March 20, 2020

CEUs: .79

Lunch: Catered by Jason's Deli

Agenda:

Morning Session

8:30-9:00 Registration and coffee

9:00-9:10 Welcome; introduce speakers

9:10-9:30--Introduction to Oral History as a discipline: Sarah Milligan, OOHRP

9:30-10:30--What Are Best Practices? Sarah and Patrick Daglaris, OOHRP

10:30-10:45: Break with Refreshments

10:45-11:15--Break Out Activity—Practice on Interviewing (Workshop participants)

11:15 – 11:45--Choosing your equipment (Sarah and Patrick)

11:45-12:45--Lunch with networking opportunities, time to test equipment etc


Afternoon Session

12:45– 2:15--How Does Your Institution Practice Oral History? Moderator: TLC member

Panelists: Mallory Covington, CA, Mallory is a certified archivist and supervisor of the Manuscript Archives in the Research Division at the Oklahoma Historical Society. She will talk about projects that the OHS has carried out, especially ones that have been used to create exhibits at the History Center.

Joe Todd, Oklahoma author and military historian, volunteers with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library in their project of recording the accounts of World War II veterans, and with the Oklahoma Historical Society. He has taught classes on interviewing at the OHS. Mr. Todd also sponsors the Todd Family Scholarship, a competition that will select two Oklahoma high school seniors who have recorded an interview with a US veteran.

Blake Norton, Archivist, Citizen Potawatomi Cultural Heritage Center—Blake will speak about the Nation’s work in oral histories, which help to and preserve the Nation’s historical records for future generations. They include interviews with the Nation’s Honored Families, as well as Potawatomi veterans. Blake will be joined by Shawn Barfield, the Center’s manager of Tribal Heritage Productions. Productions collaborates closely with Archives, adding to the visual storytelling resources that create records the community will value and cherish now and in the future.

2:15-2:30--Break with Refreshments

2:30-3:00--Practice in Planning Your Project: Fleshing Out and Making Detailed Plans: Workshop Participants

(Presenters will be available for consultation.)

3:00-3:30--Small Group Discussion of Project Planning – Break into groups of 10 or fewer.

3:30-4:15--Summing-Up and Evaluation

Distribute Handout of further resources. This can be a listing of well-known sites or resources,

Our sponsors are the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board. The scholarship money is provided through the generosity of the National Historical Records and Publications Commission.

 

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