Oral History #medlibs chat
Thursday, July 23, 2015
9:00 pm Eastern/ 6:00 pm Pacific
Led by Jana Lieberman
Come and join us on Twitter during the #medlibs chat for an informal discussion about the ”whys”, “wherefores”, and “hows” of oral history techniques that everyone can use. The Oral History Association defines oral history as: A field of study and a method of gathering, preserving and interpreting the voices and memories of people, communities, and participants in past events.
All of us can participate in oral history projects personally or at our institutions in order to preserve memories or provide continuity for current practices.
The Medical Library Association (MLA) has an Oral History Committee who has been completing oral histories with notable medical librarians since the 1970s. More information about the oral history project can be found at: https://www.mlanet.org/about/history/oral-history-project MLA has developed an oral history manual https://www.mlanet.org/pdf/oralhist_manual05.pdf which guides the work of the committee and gives insight into MLA practices.
We’ll see what we are already doing, talk about methods, and brainstorm future projects within our institutions and beyond! Come and join us!