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Logo for The Human Library. Features the event name stacked on three shelves, above a shelf with several coloured person symbols

November 4, 2022

Our human library books on display

In August Deakin Library ran a series of ‘Human Library’ events across our campuses in collaboration with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The events aligned with Wear it Purple day, an international movement aimed at fostering safe and inclusive environments for LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and gender diverse, Queer/Questioning) young people.   

To promote the event, each participant contributed a photo and a short blurb about themselves. This was designed into a book cover, so that our audiences could learn a little about each human book, their story and what to expect if they decided to ‘borrow’ them during the event. 

These book covers were also adapted into a Verge digital display, with animated end screens to that included more information about the event and a QR code to register.  

Five examples of the digital display screens used for the Human Library digital display

About the display 

Intro: A Human Library is designed to promote social inclusion by building understanding and empathy, through the personal stories of people who are connected with the LGBTIQ+ community. 

Purpose:  To support the Deakin University Wear it Purple day 2022 Human Library event.  

Primary target audience: All visitors the Waterfront Campus Library  

Display type: Static, rotating image files and an Animated title screen 

How was it created: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe After Effects  

Release date: 9-25 August 2022  

Resource intensity: 4/5 

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