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UC Merced Living Library

Wed, April 18, 2018 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Come join us for the first ever UC Merced Living Library!

UCM community members are invited to participate in the Living Library on Wednesday April 18th from noon to 4 p.m. in the UC Merced Library, KL355. The Living Library is a free, interactive event, open to all students, staff and faculty.

What is a Living Library? A Living Library is a library of people available to be “checked out” for a 20-minute conversation. At the UC Merced Living Library, attendees are connected with UCM graduate students, staff and faculty who have volunteered to share their unique, personal stories. The Living Library is an opportunity to have authentic conversations, form deeper understandings of one another, and build connections across the UCM campus.

Founded in 2001 in Denmark, the Living Library or Human Library project seeks to promote human rights and create greater understanding between people by providing a space to work through stereotypes and discrimination in order to forge new connections. Since 2001, more than 2,000 Living Library events have been hosted across 84 countries.

If you are a UCM graduate student, staff or faculty member and would like to volunteer to share your story at the Living Library, please complete this brief application by April 9th:

The Living Library is sponsored by the UC Merced Library, Office of Student Life, and the Living Library Working Group. This event is funded by the UC Merced Office of Campus Climate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Grant.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Salmon, Research Services Librarian at