The Living Library

Wednesday, March 17 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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The Living Library aims to create dialogue and understanding between people.  The purpose of the USC Libraries Living Library project is to identify the library as a place for knowledge generation and a safe space where students feel comfortable to discuss matters that affect them.  Students' experiences are valuable. Through and at the library, students discover and acquire information and then use that information, coupled with their lived experience, to create new knowledge.

At the Living Library, Readers will “check out” Living Books and engage in open dialogue whose explicit aim is to discuss topics that are often considered delicate, but nevertheless significant, within their lived experiences.  The Living Books will have an opportunity to share their experience on topics that can/will include aspects such as their culture, occupation, ethnicity, faith, status at USC, and/or identity.  Readers will be able to ask questions and learn about the Living Book’s unique story.  

There will also be a special story time to kick off the event with USC President Dr. Carol Folt. 

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Event Highlights


Students, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus, Health Sciences Campus






Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs, USC Libraries


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