Human Library - Take out a prejudice

Workshop for new Human Library organizers in Edinburgh

Do you want to know more about hosting a Human Library at your institution? And are you interested in maybe becoming a local Living Library organizer?. Then you may want to join the upcoming workshop for new organizers in Edinburgh, Scotland.

This workshop will take place on March 19th, from 10 a.m. at Nelson Hall, McDonald Road Library in Edinburgh. The all day workshop with lunch included will be facilitated by experienced organizers responsible for the CILIP local level Human Library project in the UK last year. In cooperation with staff behind last years succes at the Edinburgh Festival of Libraries. 

The training aims to create a more in-depth understanding of this innovative service that has recently been piloted in libraries and other community locations in the UK.
Participants will be able to evaluate the benefits of running a Living Library session in their local community, and be able to understand what is needed to run a Human Library.

Participants can register on-line for the event using the weblink provided below. The registration charge for the workshop is 50GBP and 35GBP for Cilip members.

The registration deadline is March 12th, 2009.


Event details: Workshop for new organizers

Date: March 19th, 2009.

Time: 10 am. - 3:30 p.m.

Location:  Nelson Hall, McDonald Road Library

Address:  2 McDonald Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4LU, Scotland

Organizers: CILIPS East Branch

Trainers: Linda Constable, UK Human Library Expert & Ewan McCormick, City of Edinburgh Libraries.

Contact person/s: Julie Sutherland, Librarian,

Forrester High School, 212 Broomhouse Road, Edinburgh, EH12 9AE