Introduction to Business: Human Library

Who can be a Human Library Book?

Are you interested in being part of this inspirational movement? We’re looking for individuals that have experienced intolerance, oppression, or hardship and are willing to share their story of resilience with first year students in a positive and engaging manner. Community members, as well as faculty, staff, and students at UF are invited to serve as Books in the Human Library. A list of suggested topics is available below, but we are open to hearing stories from anyone – all experiences are valuable and we appreciate your willingness to share.

Next Steps

  1. RSVP to attend an Orientation Session
    • Thursday Aug 25th (5:15pm) in Heavener Hall, Room 220
    • Wednesday Aug 31st (5:45pm) in Heavener Hall, Room 220
  2. After attending your Book Drive, please complete your Book Proposal.


  1. Books are required to serve for at least two hours at this event, which allows for two sessions with first-year students.
  2. Draft a synopsis of your story before the event, and be willing to elaborate on it and answer questions from first-year students at the event.
  3. Be able to encourage open-minded and positive dialogue with and between students.
  4. Attend one mandatory orientation to review expectations and learning outcomes for the Human Library Project.
  5. Provide feedback after the event in a timely manner.
  6. Books are highly encouraged to serve at a minimum of two Human Library Events. The remaining event for this year is scheduled for October 6.


College Info

Warrington College of Business
BRY 100
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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