URBANA, Md. — The non-profit Global Z Recording Project has partnered with 15 libraries across Maryland including those in Somerset County to collect stories about these unique times living in in a pandemic.
Everyone is impacted by COVID-19 in some way, and everyone has a story to tell whether it’s one of inconvenience, hardship, illness, stress, economic damage, psychological trauma or even death.
Global Z Recording Project is launching its newest project, “Living and Dying with COVID-19: The Maryland Stories” and wants to hear your personal story which will become part of the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Digital Maryland and Maryland State Archives collections.
In addition, feature stories will be distributed with the assistance of National Public Radio flagship station, WYPR.
Audio recording production gear has been installed at the Princess Anne Library where recordings will be made by appointment January, March and May, and at the Crisfield Library where recordings will be made February, April and June. To make an appointment to record your story, contact the Princess Anne Library at 410-651-0852 or email library Director Ed Goyda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“This project empowers Marylanders, providing a rare and incredibly valuable opportunity for all citizens to tell their stories,” said Bill Lord, founder and executive director of The Global Z Recording Project. “These personal recordings will become part of our history, collectively informing the world and future researchers how COVID-19 impacted individuals and our local communities.”