Sunday, January 21, 2018

I am a Human Book!

When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground. ~ African Proverb

I made another visit to our neighbour, the De La Salle Science and Tech Centre in Canlubang, as one of their Human Books. The DLSU STC community conducted their yearly Human Library with the objective of breaking down the walls of prejudice, if not, at least help widen perspectives of teens and young adults.

With Candy May Schif and Willian San Andres Frias
I was there to tell stories about being a librarian, a blogger and author as well. I had two sessions with high school students, grades 7-9 and grades 10 - 12 respectively. The younger group were eager to ask questions about books and reading, how my work may seem boring to others, what career opportunities await a library and information science graduate and if I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The older group were more interested in knowing my life as an author and the back stories of my books. Both group of students were interested at knowing life outside the classroom and the grown ups who populate the community they belong to. I honestly answered all their questions with all honesty especially the one with the OCD issue.

I had fun interacting with students. I met friends from the DLSU library system. The librarians of the DLSU STC really did a good job putting this together. And, I have to say this, the teaching and non-academic staff gave their all out support. The Human Library is one program that helps develop empathy among people, young and old alike.

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