Human library as an orientation strategy in the university career

Orienting secondary school students to an informed choice of university path is one of the university's missions. The orientation actions involve different levels of detail: from informative/dissemination to more active activities. This contribution presents an effort to orient high school students who might choose the Education and Training Sciences (L19) at Sapienza. The event takes its cue from the Human Library, where books are the narrating people and readers are the ones listening to their life stories. The meeting between books and readers takes place through "a loan": the readers (students of the school) consult a catalog, consisting of a set of abstracts and titles that summarize the topics of the stories, and choose the book to browse, i.e., the story to listen to (narrated by university students or former students and current workers with educational professionalism).