Please note: The Library's vast online book and journal collections, as well as online help, will be available 24 hours a day from www.fairfield.edu/library. Note: 24 hour online help will not be available on Thanksgiving. The 24 hour computer lab will be available to current students, with swipe card access.
“Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.” – Native American Saying
Thank you to all our Human Books for making our Human Library a tremendous success! Over 40 students, faculty and staff volunteered to be an "open book" to help others in our Fairfield University community. We were blown away by their generous sharing of their stories. And our readers - over 500 students- who attended the event agree that through the conversations, their eyes were opened to other experiences, perspectives, and worldviews that they were unaware of before (94%).
November 6, 2017
by Jackie Comments Off on Human Library This Wednesday! Be part of the solution!
Help break down stereotypes and connect with people in your own Fairfield University community.
Join us in conversation at our Human Library event at DiMenna-Nyselius Library on Wednesday, Nov. 8th. Drop in during either of the two sessions : from 1-4:30 pm and 6-8:30pm.
What is the Human Library?
A Human Library is an event that aims to create dialogue and understanding between people. Students, faculty and staff have volunteered as human ‘books’. Participants in the event can ‘read’ the book- meaning they would have a one on one conversation with the volunteer and share in a dialogue about that individual’s experience. ‘Books’ are students, staff and faculty from all walks of life who have been stereotyped and/or want to break down barriers based on race, religion, sexual preference, class, gender identity, sex, age, lifestyle choices, disability and other aspects of their life. The Human Library provides the opportunity for the Fairfield community to share and understand the experiences of others in our community.