webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date April 30, 2014
Hosted by: Infopeople
Length: 1 hour

  • Do you serve a diverse community?
  • Do community members sometimes have trouble getting along due to differences in ethnicity, lifestyle, or life experiences?
  • Have you ever wondered what it's like to be blind, transgender, or even a nudist?

The Human Library promotes community engagement and combats prejudice by bringing people with unique life experiences together to have open and honest conversations.

"Human Books" represent a host of lifestyles and experiences that are often met with misunderstanding and discrimination. Books and Readers have the opportunity to speak personally and in private in a structured, protected space within a limited time but without any further commitment. The Human Library is a low-cost (even free!) program that will change the lives of each and every person who attends.

Join Julie Winkelstein from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Rachel Foyt from Santa Monica Public Library, and Chelsie Harris from San Diego County Library as they share information about the Human Library, how to start planning a Human Library at your institution, and how to make it successful and rewarding for your community.

Presented by: Rachel Foyt, Chelsie Harris, and Julie Winkelstein