Human Libraries - Experts Available for Check Out
One of my board members just forwarded me an interesting concept that has my brain whirling. I was wondering if any of you have been involved in anything like it.
It is a human library filled with human books. Human books are volunteers who are cognitive authorities in given areas. So for example, you may have a musician, a holocaust survivor, and a physicist. These people are available to be “checked out” and have meetings with people who want to pick their brains for information.
I think this is so cool! I have no idea how I could implement something like this, but I feel like it could have a huge impact on education if done correctly. Some ideas that have already sprung to mind include having a human library full of professional development contacts for teachers. Or a human library of artists for our fine arts students. Thoughts?