Calling all Books! Join the Human Library at Skyline College on April 15th

Human Library BannerOn Thursday, April 15 from 12:00 – 2:00pm, The Skyline College Human Library will welcome all members of our community interested in connecting with a “human book.” Community members who volunteer as “human books” will make their experiences available to “readers,” usually on issues that can be difficult to discuss, at this virtual session coordinated by the Skyline College Library.

What do Human Books talk about? Books are free to choose anything about themselves that makes their story unique that they’re ready to share about with their readers.

Would you like to be a Human Book on April 15? Please fill out an interest form: tinyurl.com/SCHumanLibraryInterestForm. We ask for a minimum of a one-hour commitment during this two-hour event. More information is available at the link above.

Want to read up on past books in the Human Library? Visit the Library Guide guides.skylinecollege.edu/TheHumanLibrary which includes a Book Archive, some of which may reappear at a future Human Library event!

How does this event work? The Human Library is a place where real people go on loan to readers, who are other members of our Skyline College community and this event takes place virtually in real time in breakout rooms on Zoom, hosted and facilitated by Skyline College staff and faculty.

Books are encouraged to meet with multiple readers, usually one at a time, over the course of the two-hour event. Books make their experiences available through one-on-one discussions, while readers ask questions freely and get honest answers in return.

Want to know more about The Human Library?

The Human Library Project is a worldwide movement that began in Denmark to help create dialog and foster understanding among people of different backgrounds and experiences. Human libraries remind us: There is much more that unites us than divides us.

The Human Library at Skyline College is supported by the President’s Innovation Fund (PIF). You can learn more here: https://guides.skylinecollege.edu/TheHumanLibrary

Questions? Please contact Pia Walawalkar at walawalkars@smccd.edu.

Article by Marisa Thigpen

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