Ignite Sunday Session: human libraries: bringing personal stories to research and learning

Sunday, June 29, 2014 -
11:30am to 12:00pm

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Speaker: Nancy Goebel, Head Librarian, University of Alberta (Augustana)

Libraries are all about books and journals and finding ways for people to acquire information. Wait, there’s more! We implemented the "augustana human library" where PEOPLE are the information! In the form of "human books", people tell their story typically of lived prejudice or discrimination (born with one arm, being transgender, sex addiction) or about unique life experiences (war vet, overcoming drug addiction, being adopted). We have students attend these sessions learning about their topic of research from a human first and then approach the scholarly resources. Adding the human touch to student learning and research!

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Friday, June 20, 2014 - 7:55am PDT
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