Build Networks, Share Resources, Meet Your Neighbours

A knowledge exchange opportunity between public and not-for-profit community organizations and University of Toronto faculty, staff, and students.

Do you have "writer’s block" on a particular challenge that you’re grappling with? Are you hoping to explore an identified research question and possible co-authors? Are you curious to learn more about a specific issue, for example community-engaged learning, community-based participatory action research, funding opportunities for community-university partnerships, respectful engagement with Indigenous peoples, or how to create a community archive? 

Grow your “library” of resources at our City within a Library event! This event is brought to you by the Centre for Community Partnerships (CCP) and University of Toronto Libraries (UTL). Share and grow your “reading list” as a “living book” or reader while making connections to U of T students, staff, and faculty and to community organizations affiliated with the University. You’ll have the opportunity to expand your networks and capacity to address identified areas of interest.

The total time commitment for “living books” is up to six hours including a one-hour pre-event orientation and day-of programming. “Books” will conversationally engage one-on-one with readers for 20-30 minute time slots over the course of the four-hour event.

This “living library” concept is inspired by the Human Library Organization and its methodological framework founded by Ronni Abergel. The Human Library™ model was designed to challenge audiences’ prejudices through the “reading” of human “books.” Read more about the Human Library™.

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Event Information

Date & Time: Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 12 – 4 p.m.

Location: Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE) Ground Floor Library, 252 Bloor Street West

Lunch will be served.

Register now!

“Living Book” Application Form

The total time commitment for “living books” is up to six hours including a one-hour pre-event orientation and day-of programming. “Books” will conversationally engage one-on-one with readers for 20-30 minute time slots over the course of the four-hour event.

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