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Human Library

The purpose of the event is to build understanding of other people's lived experiences, and to encourage an inclusive, welcoming environment.

Mental and behavior health

Human Library books are real people with real life experiences that may deal with difficult subjects. If you need to assistance, call 833.302.6463. Mindful Advocates are available 24/7 and are licensed behavioral health clinicians. View the Mindful by BlueKC initiative for more information.

Local assistance: The University has also established a partnership with Family Guidance to provide a counselor on site. Cali Lloyd is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. In addition to those days, she can be available as needed by appointment.

Please contact Cali via email at

This service is confidential, and employees will work directly with Cali for assistance.

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 660.562.1127.

Class or team activities

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Consider using these activities for an assignment, extra credit, or with a team.

Articles and Books

Blizzard, K., Becker, Y., & Goebel, N. (2018). Bringing women's studies to life: Integrating a Human Library into Augustana's Women's Studies curriculum. College Quarterly21(3), n3.

Gamtso, C. W., Mannon, M., & Whipple, S. (2017). The New Hampshire human library project: Breaking barriers and building bridges by engaging communities of learners. In The Experiential Library (pp. 187-201). Chandos Publishing.

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