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Human Library at Lehman College: Book Benefits

The Human Library brings together the Lehman College Community to enhance experiences of diversity and inclusion. Students share their own stories of inspiration and resilience to break down barriers of stigma, bias, and misunderstanding.

Student Benefits of Community Engagement Through Volunteering for The Human Library

Benefits of Community Engagement and Volunteering for The Human Library at Lehman College:

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop skills including organizing your ideas.
  • Develop communication skills such as story telling, listening, non-verbal communication, and interpersonal skills.

Personal Outcomes

  • Build confidence and personal growth.
  • Make a difference and inspire someone by telling your story.
  • You'll feel good helping others and get to know yourself better.

Social Outcomes

  • Opportunity to gain a different perspective through a conversation.
  • Opportunity to provide a different perspective through a conversation.
  • Reduce stereotypes to help build more understanding through a conversation.

Career Development

  • Network and make connections with fellow volunteers and readers.
  • Add volunteer service to an application or resume.

Relationship with the Institution

  • The Lehman College community benefits, through your engagement, by learning about the diverse people on campus.
  • Civic responsibility - investing in the Lehman College community with your service.
  • Get to know the Lehman College Community.
  • Support current students by sharing your personal experience and story of resilience.
  • Be an agent of change.

Extra Perks

  • Receive a Letter of Participation/Certificate of Appreciation from the Human Library coordinator.
  • Receive a Human Library - Digital Badge for volunteering as a Human Book.
  • Refreshments for Human Library volunteers.

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