Anyone with a story of perseverance, discrimination or adversity that they would like to share with first year students at Illinois State. Members of the University community (faculty, staff, students) and community members are welcome to participate as Books in the Human Library. We believe that everyone has a story and encourage you to be willing to share yours. Any topic is welcome.
Priority Submission Deadline: August 1st
Final Deadline: August 15th
The deadlines are set and finalized as listed above in an effort to allow our students and instructors adequate time to prepare for the Human Library.
If you have questions or need assistance completing the above Book Summary, please email us, we're happy to help!
You may also read the summaries of our 2015 Books in the Table of Contents for students.
Three of our "First Edition" Books, volunteers who participated in the 2014 Human Library shared some of their experiences with us and we compiled them for those who are new at being a Book this year. The contact information for each of them is also provided in this handy guide.
After submitting your Human Library summary, you may submit your availability to participate with Human Library. We ask that each Book committs at least one hour which is two group sessions. You are welcome to signup for as many sessions that work for your schedule.
The 2016 Human Library availability form will open August 1st.
Book orientations are designed to share event logistics, discuss your role and answer any questions you have. These orientations are required for all NEW Human Library Books. Orientation is optional for previous Human Library Books.
2016 Scheduled Orientations
Tues. June 21: 12-1 PM & 5-6 PM, Schroeder Hall room 244
Thur. July 14: 12-1 PM & 5-6 PM, Schroeder Hall room 244
Mon. Aug 29: 12-1 PM & 6-7 PM, Schroeder Hall room 244
Wednesday, September 21
9 AM-7 PM
Bone Student Center
For questions about the Human Library program, email the committee at email@example.com