As mentioned in my last blog post, there is a national project called the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives and Dr. Bob McLaughlin, who runs Sigma Tau Delta on campus, has asked for volunteers who might help collect these narratives from English and other majors during the English studies symposium next Thursday. All you’d have to do is wo/man the digital equipment I have (easy enough – you’ve all seen it before) during the lunch period from 12-1 in STV 401 and help (by pushing the record button) users record their literacy narratives. (Read the website for more info on what this means.) You’re welcome to record your own as well. I will be there for part of the time to set up. This is next Thursday, March 26. Please email me or leave a comment here if you want to volunteer. Trust me, it’ll be FUN! And you get to contribute to a national project that is collecting all these narratives for research purposes. Let me know ifyou have questions. Easiest way to reach me while I’m in San Diego is through FB or my blog, as sending email is kinda backwards while I’m away.
The Digital Literacy Narrative Archives at Ohio State. This project is in the beginning stages, but includes literacy narratives in a variety of media from African American Women University Professors, undergraduate students of color, social activists, and deaf and hard-of-hearing contributors. They also welcome anyone to upload your own literacy narrative.