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The Listening Project

Libraries have always had a core function of connecting speakers with listeners through the written word. The Kathryn A. Martin Library wants to see what happens when “reading” (listening) takes place in other contexts.

We see this campus-wide listening initiative as a way to foster connections, build relationships, and increase trust. We invite our community to learn how to listen, learn about listening, practice listening, listen to new stories, and experience the rewards of listening.

You can be involved in bringing listening to life anywhere on campus by participating in events; sponsoring events; making your own event; bringing listening activities into your classroom, unit, or student organization; or contributing your thoughts via social media and other shared platforms.

How can I participate?

  • Attend a Listening Project event
  • Watch
  • Incorporating listening into your curriculum

For more information about the Listening Project, contact Adam Brisk at atbrisk@d.umn.edu