Human Library - Save the Date!

Human Library - Save the Date!

Wednesday, October 4

9 - 3 pm

Coulter Library

What is a Human Library?

A Human Library is a way for people to reach out and connect with individuals in their community with whom they might not normally interact. Visitors to this library have an opportunity during a planned event to borrow and engage in conversation with a Human Book. Human Libraries promote tolerance, celebrate difference and encourage understanding of people who come from varied cultural or lifestyle backgrounds. This year the themes for the event also include the 16-17 academic year Diversity Council's theme "Dreams are Empowering" and the campus community read "God Grew Tired of Us" topics.

What is a Human Book?

Human Books are volunteers who are willing to share their stories with others in a safe environment.

What is a Reader?

Readers check out Human Books for 20 minutes. By doing so, they have the opportunity to participate in one-on-one or small-group conversations with Human Books to ask questions and to learn about another's life experiences or special interests.

More information can be found on the Human Library Organization website or by viewing this video on our Films on Demand database: Borrow a Stereotype: Teaching Tolerance through the Living Library Project.

Sponsors: Coulter Library, Academic Affairs & Diversity Affairs