Living Library showcases unique perspectives and diversity on campus
On Tuesday, March 31, University Libraries at Virginia Tech will offer several new stories for patrons, but they won’t be found on the pages of books or even on the screens of tablets.
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at second floor commons of Newman Library, 560 Drillfield Drive, members of the university community will become live storytellers, sharing their unique perspectives and life experiences. The event is free and open to the public.
Designed to create dialogue, promote understanding, and reduce prejudice, the Living Library will feature diverse storytellers who will share information about who they are, where they come from, and how their experiences have shaped them.
Visitors can borrow these stories just like a book from the library for up to 30 minutes and engage in an open conversation with the storyteller about life, experience, identity, and culture.