[Library Media] Idea Worth Replicating-IMLS Featured Project

Donna Morris dmorris at utah.gov
Fri Dec 13 20:37:32 MST 2013

Exemplary Project Worth Replicating

The Multimedia Story Project for Teens and Refugees created by Salt
Lake County Library Services should be considered by other libraries.
“Speak Up! Multi-Media Storytelling for Refugee Students” gives
refugee teens “a voice in the community and an outlet to tell their
stories.  The library partnered with Sky Hop to offer “digital media
programs tech critical digital skills and promote positive
relationships, civic awareness, 21st century life skills, and
creativity.”  Students took courses and learned skills that helped
them tell their stories in film.  The library gained new partnerships
with many refugee agencies.   The project reinforced how the
application of technology can emphasize “the essential role of
libraries as anchors in education and community engagement.”  Adapting
this project to the people your library serves should open doors.

I can see this project being replicated in public, school, and
academic libraries.  Funding for the project was provided by the Utah
State Library through the Institute of Museum and Library Services
Grants to States program in partnership with Spy Hop.

Congratulation Salt Lake County Library Services-for creating this
project that is being featured on the IMLS website in “Project
Profiles!"  If you would like additional information, please contact:
Contact Nyssa Fleig, nfleig at slcolibrary.org


Happy Holidays to everyone, Donna

Donna Jones Morris, State Librarian
Director, Utah State Library Division/Department of Heritage and Arts
250 N. 1950 W., Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-7901
801.715.6770 phone 801.715.6767 fax
dmorris at utah.gov

State agency hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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