The Human Library was developed in Copenhagen in the spring of 2000 as a project designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. Since that time, hundreds of Human Library events have been held around the world.
Find out more about the Human Library Project at http://humanlibrary.org.
Skyline College Library & Learning Center began hosting the Human Library in 2018 with support from a President's Innovation Fund (PIF).
On October 29, several “human books” will share their experiences as volunteers with "readers" via Zoom.
The Human Library is open! To speak with a "human book," sign up as a "reader" and have a one-on-one conversation. (See below, "How You Can Participate on October 29")
Curious? Check out our Human Library Book Archive to read up on Books who've participated since 2018.
Here are some steps for Readers and Books for our October 29 virtual Human Library event.
I want to be a Reader on October 29:
1. Browse the current Human Book List. (Following each book is a link to Sign up).
3. Review the Information for Readers.
4. Check out the Zoom Instructions.
5. On October 29, sign onto Zoom using the link that was emailed to you.
I've signed up to be a Book on October 29. What next?
1. Browse the Guidelines for Books and Conversation Starters.
2. Review the Zoom Instructions.
3. On October 29, sign onto Zoom using the link in your confirmation email.
Questions? Contact Pia Walawalkar at Walawalkars@smccd.edu.