Human Book Event Form
Milne Library is seeking participants for the Online Human Books Event during Fall 2020! Between now and September 16, we’re looking for suggestions and/or volunteers for potential Human Books as we strive to create a diverse and inclusive roster for the event. As part of Cultural Harmony Week, we are looking for stories related to cultural and racial diversity that represent Geneseo’s minorities.

A Human Book is someone with a unique perspective and a personal story to tell or a passion to share. They’ll engage with Geneseo students, faculty, staff, and members of the community in several small groups or individual conversations during the four-hour event. Though prepared remarks are fine, these are conversations, not presentations.

If you would like to participate as a Human Book, please fill out this form by September 16th. Selected Human Books will be notified by the end of September.
Email *
Name *
Pronouns *
What are your intersectional identities? *
Would you like to share a personal story or life experience with "readers" from Geneseo's community? *
Please tell us briefly about your story or experience. *
How would you explain to someone the experience you want to share? This information will be used for internal purposes. If selected as a book this information will be used for promotional materials as well. Check out some story examples here: bit.ly/humanlibrarybookarchive
Please give your story an interesting title for readers to "browse." *
Need ideas? Check out some title examples here: bit.ly/humanlibrarybookarchive / You can change your title later if you like.
Would you be willing to promote your story on Instagram and the Library News Blog? *
Do you feel emotionally ready to answer frank questions from "readers" about your story or experience? *
Can you be available for a minimum of two hours? *
Participants will have 30 min. to check out a human book. The person volunteering for a human book should be available online at least for one hour. In this way multiple people can check out your story more than once.
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A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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