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ITHACA, N.Y. — Please join us at The History Center for our Oral History Workshop on Friday, March 30th from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. During this engaging and open discussion format, participants will learn specifics of how to entice, encourage and support their family members or constituents through the interview and recording process.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear and engage with our panel of guest speakers including Brad Edmondson, noted local author and oral history consultant, Julia Corrice, Digital Services Librarian from the South Central Regional Library Council, and Elizabeth Bergman from the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute.

For more information contact Youth Education Director Carole West at or 607-273-8284 X229. To sign up for the workshop contact Ksenia Ionova at or 607-273-8284 X227.

About the speakers:

Elizabeth Bergman is on the faculty of the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute. She currently teaches a Sociology of Aging Course where her students participate in an Aging and Life course project in conjunction with residents at Longview. Her students are also participating in a StoryCorp service learning project where seniors are being interviewed and recorded.

Brad Edmondson is an award-winning journalist and business consultant who examines social change and how it happens. He is the author of several books, including Ice Cream Social: the Struggle for the Soul of Ben & Jerry’s (Berrett Koehler,2014), and his published work now focuses on the movement for corporate responsibility. He has also completed oral history projects for several clients, including the Adirondack Museum and Cornell University.

Julia Corrice is a Digital Services Librarian at the South Central Regional Library Council. She is an expert in the fundamentals of Recording Protocols using up-to-date technology for recording and archiving oral history projects, both orally and visually. Projects are then able to be stored on the New York Heritage digital collections website, thereby making them accessible to the public for research and on social media websites.

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