What is a Human Library?
On Nov. 20, 2013, the St. Ambrose community will have the unique opportunity to participate in The Human Library, a one-day event where, like a regular library, Readers borrow Books for a short period of time. But in this library the Books are people – community members, faculty and staff members, individuals from all backgrounds and experiences – who agree to sit down with readers and have a personal conversation.
Readers can come any time during the event and peruse the list of titles, choose an available title, and then have a one-on-one conversation with that book. If you’d like to plan ahead and reserve a Human Book – see the box “How do I reserve a Human Book?” on the left.
What are Human Books?
A Human Book is a person who is an expert in a specific subject area. The Human Books for this event are all volunteers, and their subject area relates to the SAU academic theme of “sustainability.” Their topics range from sustainability and the arts, vegetarianism, and re-purposing to economics, development, organizational change, and renewable energy. These people are passionate about their subject area because they practice or study these topics on a daily basis. Listen to their stories. Gain inspiration. Ask questions about their experiences, life-choices, and where to learn more.
For more information, and the list of Human Books available, click on the following link: http://libguides.sau.edu/humanlibrary
If you would like to reserve a Human Book, click here: https://docs.google.com/a/sau.edu/forms/d/1vHEma927to-fMF_A5xhSoH52EuDsLSq0cfZrkkXnLi4/viewform?embedded=true