Laksamee Putnam - Research and Instruction
Librarian, Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University,
Alan Simpson - Assistant Manager, Howard County
Library System, Savage Branch, Allison Jessing - Events and Seminars Manager, Howard County Library System, Robert Wetherall - Consultant, Delaware Division of Libraries
A Human Library is composed of people with titles
that reflect aspects of their life story where they have experienced bias, prejudice, discrimination, or
hardship based on their identity, race, religion or
another factor. During a Human Library event, Human Books are available for Readers to “check out” for an
open and respectful conversation around the topic of
their title. Human Libraries are places where touch questions are expected, asked and answered. Learn
how Human Libraries have been implemented within academic and public libraries and how they have
impacted those communities.
Lunch will be served in the restaurant from 12:00 to 1:00pm.
This program is worth 3 contact hours of continuing education.