USD Hosts Human Library Project Oct. 18

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota will host the “Human Library Project: Don’t Judge a Book by it’s Cover” symposium Oct. 18 from 4-7 p.m. on the second floor of the I.D. Weeks Library on USD’s campus.

Volunteers will become human books, sharing their stories through one-on-one conversations on a range of different topics.

Sponsored by University Libraries, the Office for Diversity, TRIO Student Services and the Disability Services Center, USD’s event is part of the global Human Library Project which began in 2010 in Copenhagen in response to violence. The goal is to break down barriers of prejudice and stereotypes and create bridges of understanding.

For more information, please visit the University Library’s Human Library page.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 198 undergraduate and 79 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hailie Warren
USD News