and the StoryCorps Mobile App

mobiletextA few weeks ago I experimented with StoryCorps’ App for the first time and learned a lot about my friend and colleague, Sharon Williams, in the process. Sharon is the Acquisitions and Office Coordinator for the Cataloging and Systems Department at the Olin Library here at Rollins College. She is a free spirit and nature-lover who has worked in libraries for almost three decades. I was so happy to get to know Sharon better today, and grateful that she gave some of her time for this interview.

pastedImageListen to our interview here and download the StoryCorps App on your mobile device to try it out yourself! The [True] Stories team will be posting tutorials and tool reviews about the StoryCorps App sometime in the not-too-distant future, so stay tuned! 

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