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Planning Resources: 

How to Plan, Execute and Assess a Human Library Event -  Handbook


  • "Creating Spaces for Meaningful Dialogue and Experiential Learning: The Human Library at Four AJCU Universities" forthcoming presentation, will be given at the Justice in Jesuit Higher Education Conference in June 2021. A digital poster with a five minute video presentation will be presented by Barbara Ghilardi, Lisa Thornell (Fairfield University, organizers), John Jackson (Loyola Marymount University), and Susan Wardzala, Annette Alvarado (Loyola University Chicago)
  • “Build a Human Library: DIY" presentation given at Connecticut Library Association Annual Conference in April 2018 by Barbara Ghilardi, Jackie Kremer, and Justine Ferrara
  • “Encountering Ourselves through the Human Library” presentation given at Justice in Jesuit Higher Education conference in August 2017 by Barbara Ghilardi and Jackie Kremer 

Apply to host your own Human Library - Human Library Organization




DNL Report - Our 5th Annual Human Library (and 1st virtual)

The Mirror - Human Library Gives Virtual Experience

News @ Fairfield - Be Part of the Dialogue at Fifth Annual Human Library Event, October 23

News @ Fairfield - Share Your Story at This Year's Virtual Human Library on Oct. 23



The Mirror - Human Books Open Up to Students in Annual Event

News @ Fairfield - Last Chance to Share Your Story at this Year's Human Library, Nov. 7

News @ Fairfield - Be Part of the Dialogue at the Human Library Event, Nov. 7


Fairfield Magazine thevibe - Bridges Not Walls: Checking out from the Human Library [print]

Fairfield University Facebook - Human Library Wrap Up Video

The Mirror - Humans for Rent at the Library 

Montreal Times - The Human Library - Real People in Real Time (Photos & Video)

News @ Fairfield - Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover: The Human Library Returns to Fairfield November 8th

News @ Fairfield - Last Chance to Share your Story at the Anticipated Third Annual Human Library

News @ Fairfield - Readers Return for Fairfield's Third Human Library

Toronto Times - The Human Library coming to Toronto? - Real People in Real Time!


Huffpost - "Check Out" Human Books at the Human Library!

The Mirror - Books come alive at the Human Library 

News @ Fairfield - If books could talk: The Human Library Project Returns to Fairfield November 8th

News @ Fairfield - Share your story at the anticipated Second Annual Human Library

News @ Fairfield - Hundreds of Readers Turn out for Fairfield's Second Human Library


Fairfield University Media Center - Human Library at Fairfield University

OnlyGood TV - "Human Books" Bring Poignant Personal Stories to Local Libraries

The Mirror - Human Library Broadened Students' Horizons

News @ Fairfield - What's Your Story? The Human Library Project, Nov. 9-10

News @ Fairfield - The Human Library Project at Fairfield Nov. 9-10

News @ Fairfield - Students take a closer look at 'Books' in Human Library

Human Library at Fairfield University 2016, Media Center