EP 33 Read into Human Libraries – Digital and Face-to-Face

By Alanna King

Alanna speaks with teacher-librarian Jonelle St. Aubyn and Leigh Cassel, founder and Chief Curation Officer of The Digital Human Library (https://www.digitalhumanlibrary.com/). Human libraries really help unlikely relationships to occur and they bring an authenticity to the experience that might otherwise be missing from another form of reading. Whether expertise in a particular topic, or a defining life experience, Jonelle and Leigh agree that the connections made with their human libraries are great catalysts for student inquiry from K – 12.

Shoutouts to the Geneva model of Human Library https://humanlibrary.org/, Royal Tyrrell Museum, 49th Shelf and Burt Bacharach.

If you liked this episode, check out our earlier podcasts with Jonelle:
Episode 4a: Jonelle’s paper about her experience creating a human library https://voiced.ca/podcast_episode_post/ep-04a-title-paper-the-human-library-at-the-louise-arbour-secondary-school-library-learning-commons/
Episode 4b: Our interview with Jonelle about the experience
https://voiced.ca/podcast_episode_post/ep-04b-interview-read-into-making-a-human-library-with-jonelle-st-aubyn/