Can you imagine life as a transgender person? Or how about living with memories of childhood sexual abuse, alcoholism or physical and cognitive challenges? These were just a few of the topics available in recent augustana human library events.
A human library is an initiative in which people called 'Readers' who want to learn about a specific topic 'check out' people called 'Human Books' for an hour of conversation.
The augustana human library has achieved multiple awards. Most recently, we received a 2018 University of Alberta Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award. In 2017, we received the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects. Citations are awarded each year by the ALA President at the International Relations Round Table (IRRT) International Librarians Reception during the ALA Annual Conference to recognize innovative contributions to international librarianship. In 2015, Nancy Goebel was the winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries Women and Gender Studies Section Award for Significant Achievement in Women and Gender Studies Librarianship.
For more information about the augustana human library, email firstname.lastname@example.org.