The third annual Human Library was a huge success, with 400 attendees, or "readers". The readers waited on line, sometimes waiting 30 minutes, to "check out" a "human book" to speak with. There were 35 books (students, faculty , staff and alumni) that volunteered to share their unique story that could challenge stereotypes through open dialogue with the Fairfield University community.
Each of the books self-titled their story and crafted a brief description. Check out some of the book's stories and more information about the Human Library: https://www.fairfield.edu/library/humanlibraryevent/index.html
Many thanks to the student newspaper, The Mirror, for promoting the event: http://fairfieldmirror.com/news/humans-rent-library/
The Human Library™ is an international movement that started in Denmark in the year 2000 and has since made its way through over 30 countries. Human Library at Fairfield University was created with the permission of the Human Library Organization.
Fairfield University's Human Library was co-sponsored by DiMenna-Nyselius Library, the Office of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, Center for Faith and Public Life, College of Arts and Sciences, Counseling and Psychological Services, the Office of Student Engagement, Academic Affairs and Student Affairs.
Thank you to all the staff and volunteers who made the event possible, and of course to the brave faces of the event, the human books themselves.