"Living Library:" Can we Talk?

Asking whether the concept can be applied to museums as well as libraries, Nina Simon at Museum 2.0 describes a unique experience pioneered by some Danish libraries. What if, instead of checking out a book to read, you could check out a person to talk with?

A "Living Library" requires "'Books,' who openly and honestly represent certain stereotyped groups (i.e. Feminists, Disabled People, Muslims, Police, Goths, Gays), 'Readers,' who check out the Books for 45-minute to 2-hour discussions, and Librarians, who facilitate the whole process.'" 

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