Living Library Project: Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover
Archive and related resources from July 22, 2009 webinar on the Living Library Project a community building library program where participants “check out” Living Books for a personal conversation.
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The Living Library is a unique event that brings together people who have special interests, beliefs or experiences to speak with people from different backgrounds and share their personal story. In this innovative program participants can "check out" Living Books for a personal conversation. Both the Bainbridge Island and Santa Monica Public Libraries executed two successful Living Library events. The Bainbridge Island event covered such diverse experiences as life as a quadriplegic, a female police officer, a young gay man and an atheist. Santa Monica Public Library’s Living Books included a fat activist, a formerly homeless person, an ex-gang member and a nudist. Presenters for this webinar are leads from these projects: Rebecca Judd from the Bainbridge Island (WA) branch of the Kitsap Regional Library System, and Julie MacDonald and Rachel Foyt from the Santa Monica Public Library in Santa Monica (CA). Hear how they planned and implemented the project in their libraries, and find out how you can create a Living Library in your community.
Related Resources and Links
- Olympia-Timberland Regional Library Living Library documents
- Santa Monica Public Library Living Library documents
- Bainbridge Island Library Living Library documents
- Living Library (now Human Library) website: http://humanlibrary.org/
- Infospeak interviews: They Call it the Living Library Parts 1 and 2
- Video: Leader in Volunteer Engagement - 2012 Leadership Awards - The Living Library Program
- Press Coverage:
- Seattle PI article about Bainbridge Island Library: At this library, you can check out a person instead
- USA Today (AP!)
- About Toronto Public Library program
- University of Rochester Library and the Rochester Public Library, Human Library
- #HumanLibrary on Twitter #HumanLibrary on Facebook
- Short video about the Living Library Program in Calgary, Canada
- A 2010 article about the Human Library project at Toronto Public Library
- Copenhagen-based Human Library Organization, also on Facebook
- Additional webinars on Human Libraries
22 July 2009
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]