Southeastern NY Library Resources Council (SENYLRC) is offering the following workshop:

Date: April 5, 2011
Time: 9:30 am — 4:00 pm Registration begins at 9:00 am
Location: SENYLRC Conference Room
Cost: $50 for SENYLRC members, $60 for non-members

Please register online:

Are you planning a community oral history project? Would you like to record stories of  local residents but not sure how to begin? If so, this hands-on workshop is for you. You will learn:

* How to choose the best audio recorder for you and your budget
* Questions to ask that really get people talking
* Five easy tips to get quality audio recordings
* Suggestions for funding oral history projects
* Innovative ways to use oral histories in public programming
* Legal and ethical issues you need to know

The workshop promises to be interactive and fun with lots of time for hands-on practice.

Instructor Bio: Eileen McAdam is the co-founder and Director of The Sound and Story Project of the Hudson Valley a 501( c ) 3 whose  mission is to build community through the power of listening. Through original recordings and library and museum oral history collections, Eileen uses web presentations, mobile applications, radio features, audio tours and live multi-media presentations to engage people with the stories of the Hudson Valley. Eileen has produced the regional radio series StoryScape Hudson Valley, River Voices, an audio tour of the natural history of the Hudson River and Tales of Two Cities: an audio walking tour of Newburgh and Beacon. She is currently working on two radio series: Untold Stories featuring the first person narratives of new immigrants to the Hudson Valley and a 3 part radio documentary Paradise Transformed: How a mountain, a roadway and a reservoir changed the face of the Hudson Valley.