Rational Thinking of Carrying out Localization of Human Library Activities in China
Abstract Since they were introduced to China in 2008, human library activities have been explored meaningfully in university libraries, public libraries and civil organizations. And all these explorations showed the characteristics of localization and being consistent with our national circumstances. By comparing the objectives, the body, the content and the form of human library activities between China and foreign countries, this paper summarizes the features of localization in human library activities in China and finds some problems that prevented the healthy developing of localization. In the end, combining Chinese scholars’ research fruits of human library with author’s thinking, it puts forward some suggestions on how to organize human library localization activities in China.
Keywords Human library. Human books. Localization. University library. Public library. Civil organization.