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Trojan Bookshelf

This guide provides resources and information for the USC Libraries Trojan Bookshelf Series.

Oral Histories, Storytelling, and Interviews

Curating Oral Histories

How do you ensure that the interview you so carefully recorded will be preserved and available in the future? Written in a practical style, MacKay guides readers to make the oral history "archive ready", offers planning strategies, and provides links to the most current information in this rapidly evolving field.

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Telling Stories to Change the World: Global Voices on the Power of Narrative to Build Community and Make Social Justice Claims

Telling Stories to Change the World is a powerful collection of essays about community-based and interest-based projects where storytelling is used as a strategy for speaking out for justice.

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Oral History Theory

This book is the first to provide a comprehensive and systematic overview of oral history theory in an accessible format. Includes themes such as the peculiarities of oral history, the study of the self, subjectivity and intersubjectivity, memory, narrative, performance and power.

Oral History Interviewing Guidelines

A document for conducting oral histories created by the UCLA Center For Oral History Research.

Story Bridges

Angela Zusman offers an informative guidebook with step-by-step directions for planning and implementing intergenerational oral history projects, using youth to interview elders.

Building Community through the Libraries

Librarians As Community Partners

Including 66 focused snapshots of outreach in action, this resource reflects the creative solutions of librarians searching for new and innovative ways to build programs that meet customer needs while expanding the library's scope into the community.

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Transforming libraries, building communities: the community-centered library

Libraries foster mini-communities. These mini-communities help provide fellowship and develop relationships amongst the group members, but also help the larger community recognize and learn about the mini-communities that create the larger community.

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Library collaborations and community partnerships : enhancing health and quality of life

This book illustrates the value of libraries and their resources through an array of alliances to improve health and enhance people's lives. It is unique in its illustration of key principles of collaboration, partner engagement, shared leadership, project development and outcomes measurement, as well as the challenges inherent in collaborations among diverse partners.