Friday, April 5, 2013

Case Study No. 0897: Lucy Sherwood and Unnamed Female Librarian

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Added: 3 years ago
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[scene opens with Lucy Sherwood sitting at the front desk of the American Library of London, stamping books, when the phone rings and an older female librarian gets up to answer it]
LARRY: [over the phone] Is that the American Library?
LARRY: [over the phone] Can I speak to Miss Sherwood, please?
OLDER FEMALE LIBRARIAN: Oh, just a moment ... Lucy, it's for you, and you really must get him to ring up out of work!
[she gets up and runs to the phone]
LUCY: I'm sorry, I'll tell him ... Hello? Hello, Joe?
[cut to a phone booth where one of Joe's friends is on the other line]
LARRY: Lucy, this is Larry.
LUCY: [pauses] Hello Larry.
LARRY: You know why I'm phoning, don't you?
LUCY: [stone-faced] Sure. Sure ... Oh no, he's gone. I guess I knew it would come. Thank you, Larry. You alright? Yes, he was a good flyer. Thank you for ringing, Larry.
[she hangs up, as an older male officer approaches her and tries to hand her a book]
PATRON: Would you check this book out please, Miss?
[still in a state of shock, Lucy walks right past without acknowledging him and exits the library]




Neame, Ronald (Director). The Man Who Never Was. United Kingdom: 20th Century Fox, 1956.

Starring: Gloria Grahame (Lucy Sherwood, Librarian); Clifton Webb (Lt. Cmdr. Ewen Montagu)
Based on the Book: Montagu, Ewen. The Man Who Never Was. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1953.

She refers to herself as "Lucy the Languishing Librarian," a young, lovely Londoner with a weakness for dating flyers during the second World War. She knows she is heading for heartbreak but can't help herself. She inadvertently takes on a small role in a military plot to convince Germany that Britain's next target is Greece, not the strategically critical Sicily where the enemy lies in wait. They do so by inventing "William Martin," a British officer serving as a courier of secret documents, in reality the corpse of a Scotsman who died of bronchitis. "Martin" is to wash up on the shores of Spain and convince the enemy to relocate their forces away from Britain's target. To make the dead man appear genuine, the military stuffs his pockets with personal objects, including a love letter and photograph from his fictional girlfriend. Lucy dictates the content of this love letter to her roommate (who works for the military and whose own writing skills are inadequate), but Lucy is writing from her heart to a real flyer, Joe. The plan works beautifully, and when a German spy (with the worst Irish accent ever) comes to London to check up on the validity of "Willie Martin," he is convinced that Lucy is the real thing because, having just learned that Joe's plane was shot down, she is in genuine mourning. Library themes are thin here. The only stereotypical element is the one brief library scene where Lucy (wearing thick glasses) is busy rubber-stamping a stack of books. She serves, however, as a portrayal that does not visually support the profession's public image (except the glasses!) with her long hair and fashionable clothing. Based on a true story, The Man Who Never Was might have taken liberties with this character (as names and details have been changed), so Lucy may or may not have been an actual librarian who helped save thousands of lives during World War II.



"The Man Who Never Was" (1956), filmed in DeLuxe Color and set in England during World War II, is based on Ewen Montagu's book of the same title. The film recounts the development of Montagu's successful plan to give the Third Reich false information about a forthcoming invasion of the continent. the plan requires creating a fictitious military persona (Major William Martin) for a cadaver that is intentionally dropped into the sea off the coast of Spain. Montagu anticipates that the Germans will be able to obtain and examine the contents of an attache case attached to the writs of Major Martin and, hopefully, will believe the contents and divert troops away from the actual invasion site. Clifton Webb portrays Montagu in this suspenseful film, and Gloria Grahame portrays Lucy Sherwood, a librarian who is very instrumental in convincing a German agent that Major Martin existed, thereby verifying the accuracy of the top-secret documents in the attache case.

Lucy and Pam (Josephine Griffin), Montagu's office assistant, share an apartment, where Pam often meets Lucy's boyfriends; Lucy's current beau is Joe, a Roayl Air Force flier. Pam, believing that Lucy is too serious about Joe, warns her not to fall in love. Lucy responds, "Who? Me? Lucy, the languishing librarian, not a chance. If ever I fall in love, it will be with a guy who goes out at 9 to a nice safe office and comes back at 6. Not one of these flyers - here today and gone tomorrow."

But the denial cannot hide the fact that she is in love with Joe. In this scene, Lucy, a redhead (shoulder length soft curls), wears a long sleeve sweater, large multicolor neck scarf, and black capri pants. Both Lucy and Pam are very attractive young women. Pam's makeup is very soft, enhancing her beauty; Lucy's makeup appears harsh throughout the film, as if deliberately overdone, detracting from her beauty. Variety noted that "there is something very much amiss with her makeup in this picture."

On the day that Joe gives Lucy an engagement ring, Pam is struggling to compose a love letter to put in Major Martin's personal belongings. Lucy, disappointed that Joe is going on another mission, dictates a very emotional, poignant letter to Pam; the letter reveals Lucy's emotions about her relationship with Joe, and is exactly the type of letter that will authenticate Martin's persona and that of his nonexistent girlfriend. Pam signs the letter "Lucy," and after an office discussion about including a photograph of a young woman, Montagu asks Pam to obtain a photograph of Lucy. Major Martin is deposited off the Spanish coastline, and the Germans (as expected) obtain copies of the contents of the attache case and Martin's personal belongings. A Nazi agent is dispatched to London to verify the facts relating to Martin's personal activities and life, including his girlfriend Lucy.

While working in the American Library, Lucy receives a telephone call from one of Joe's friends, informing her that Joe has been killed. She is so overwhelmed with grief that after she hangs up the telephone, she walks out of the library. That same afternoon, the Nazi agent visits Pam and Lucy's apartment; when no one answers the door, he waits in the stairwell until Pam arrives. Pam knows that he is a German agent as soon as he asks about Martin and Lucy. As he prepares to leave the apartment, Lucy arrives, totally distraught about Joe's death. When the agent asks her about Martin, she begins a sobbing discourse aobut losing a loved one. Impressed by the sincerity of her grief, the agent believes mistakenly that she is distraught about Martin. When he returns to his apartment, he immediately transmits a message suggesting that Martin may be genuine if he transmits a second message in an hour, which he does, causing the German army to deploy forces away from the invasion site.

Lucy's one scene in the library utilizes several of the visual characteristics and occupational tasks of reel librarians. She sits behind a desk, stamps books, and wears large oversized eyeglasses, which she uses only in this scene, removing them before responding to her telephone call. She dresses very similarly in all of her scenes, basically white tops and black pants or skirts. Lucy closely approximates the image of reel librarians.

Lucy's occupation is not important to the storyline, but Pam, as an assistant to Montagu, requires a roommate of similar or comparable occupational status. Pam is rational, very sedate, and extremely sensible about waiting out the war to find a boyfriend. Lucy, on the other hand, is emotional and enjoys male companionship, remarking "I don't know how to keep away from these boys, Pam." Lucy is a librarian looking for love, and in wartime London, she appears to have successfully attracted several young men.

A second library employee (uncredited) who answers the telephone before handing it to Lucy is evidently her supervisor, as she remarks to Lucy in a tone nearing anger, "It's for you, and you really must get them to ring up out of work, you know." A graying brunette (finger wave; loose curls at side and back), the librarian is "only 38" and dresses modestly - a charcoal grey suit and red blouse.

Case Study No. 0896: Miss Sophia

Fallen Book Trailer
A trailer for Lauren Kate's awesome book Fallen.
We can't wait for the second book in the series. Can you?
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Added: 2 years ago
From: 210teenlibrary
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Luce has always seen shadows

They were there ...
the night of the fire.

They linger ...
in dark places.

Now, they've followed
her to Sword & Cross.

But they're not
finished haunting her yet.

Torn ...
between two boys.

Luce may find
a way to escape the shadows.

But what if the person
you were meant to be with ...

Could never be yours?

Can love alone
save Luce this time?

Or is her life
destined to end ...

Again and again ...
for centuries?

Some angels ...
are meant to fall.

Fallen book trailer
by Brooke Ballard

All photos courtesy of:
www dot photobucket dot com



Fallen is a 2009 young adult fantasy novel written by Lauren Kate. The novel revolves around a young girl named Lucinda Price "Luce" who is sent to Sword & Cross Reform School in Savannah, Georgia, after she is accused of murdering a boy by starting a fire. At the reform school, she meets Daniel, a handsome boy whom she feels inexplicably drawn to, and believes she has met before. The book revolves mostly around the love triangle between Luce, Daniel, and Cam, another boy enrolled at Sword and Cross.

Plot Summary

Lucinda Price is a seventeen-year-old girl from Georgia. She previously attended a private school in New Hampshire before the court ordered her be moved to a boarding school for troubled youth, after an incident left her alive, but her boyfriend Trevor dead. When she first enters Sword & Cross, she realizes how much her life will change. There are cameras watching her every move and there is a strict rule regarding cell phones. On her first day, she meets Arriane Alter, an excitable and enigmatic girl who immediately takes a liking to Luce. She shows her fondness by asking Luce to cut her hair just like Luce's, much to Luce's dismay for she does not want to mess her hair up. Also on her first day at Sword & Cross, Luce finds herself meeting the handsome Cam Briel and being drawn to the fascinating Daniel Grigori, who seems to have mixed feelings for her when he smiles and then flips her off. During the first day, she also meets Penn, the daughter of the now deceased caretaker. Luce also makes enemies with Molly, an angry girl with multiple facial piercings. and feels as if Daniel is familiar. Luce falls in love with Daniel,and with the help of Penn and the librarian she uncovers her secret - she reincarnates every lifetime after meeting Daniel, whom she also discovers is an angel, as well as many of the other school kids. There is an angel fight at the end, where the librarian is found to be evil and murders Penn and tries to kill Luce but Daniel saves her. Cam is actually a demon and fights against Daniel in the battle.


* Lucinda 'Luce' Price

Luce is the main protagonist of the novel. She has black hair and hazel eyes. She began seeing 'Shadows', amorphous, sinister apparitions, at a young age. As a child, she tells her parents about this phenomenon, troubling them, and causing them to take her to many psychiatrists and psychologists who put her on anti-psychotic drugs, which do not make the shadows abate. Years later, when she is off the pills and is attempting to fit in and act like a "normal" teenager, she is invited to a beach party where her "friend with benefits", Trevor, is caught in a fire in a cabin while she kisses him. Trevor dies, causing Luce to be transferred to a reform school called Sword & Cross. She is befriended almost immediately by Arriane, another student studying there, and soon makes friends with Pennyweather "Penn," Cam, and the librarian, Miss Sophia. She is also inexplicably drawn to Daniel Grigori, whom she believes that she recognizes from somewhere.

* Daniel Grigori

Daniel is a fallen angel - a heavenly being who chose to side with neither God nor Satan at the beginning of time - and Luce's main romantic interest. He is described as a handsome blond, with gray-violet eyes. He saves Luce from a falling statue of an angel in the cemetery adjoining the school. He feigns disinterest in Luce, trying to ignore her for her own "safety", but is drawn to her nonetheless.

* Miss Sophia

Miss Sophia is the school's librarian. She appears to like Luce and Penn, considering them good students and approves of their interest in the library. She teaches the Religion and has very strong beliefs on the subject. It is later discovered that she is in fact one of the 24 Elders of Zhsmaelin, a radical heavenly sect. She is an elderly lady with black eyes and silver hair.

Case Study No. 0895: Emily MacDougall

One Step Beyond- To Know the End
In this episode, an English librarian and her American friend are vacationing in France when Emily has a vision.
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Added: 2 years ago
From: TinaDesireeBerg
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[scene opens inside Emily's vacation home in France, when (awakened by the sound of gunfire) she opens the door to her bedroom and yells out into the hallway]
EMILY: Ann? Oh, what do you suppose it is? Has the war started?
[she runs out into the hallway]
EMILY: Ann! Ann!
[she opens the door to the other bedroom, but no one is inside]
EMILY: Ann? Ann, where are you? Ann!
[she hears knocking at the front door below]
SERGEANT: [off camera] Open up! Break it, break it in!
[as Emily watches from the top of the staircase, three soldiers break down the door and carry another into the house]
SERGEANT: Easy with him! Waddaya think he is, a sack of potatoes? Now get back and find a medical officer! Get him over here, straight away!
[the soldiers leave, as the officer tends to his fallen comrade, while Emily yells down the stairs at them]
EMILY: Who are you? What're you doing here?
[the sergeant ignores her, instead speaking to the fallen captain]
SERGEANT: How you feeling, Captain?
HARRY: Not ... not so good.
EMILY: Who are you?
SERGEANT: The crew will be here anytime now. Shot for the pain, then back to the ship and a proper hospital. You'll be in top shape in no time at all, sir.
[he gives him a cigarette]
SERGEANT: Come on, take your mind off your troubles ...
[he leans in and whispers]
SERGEANT: Did you ever see such a bloody mess? Where were the ships, the planes? How could so many things go wrong? Hitler will dance a jig when he hears how we botched this one up! He'll make August Twelfth a national holiday, free beer and pretzels for everyone!
[the captain suddenly shudders and gasps for air]
SERGEANT: Hang on, the doctor will be here any second.
EMILY: Answer me! Why don't you answer me?
HARRY: Sergeant!
HARRY: [whispers] If the doctor shouldn't come in time ...
SERGEANT: Now, now don't talk like that, sir!
HARRY: If I shouldn't get back alright, look up my wife. Understand? Make, make it as easy as you can. And tell her I ... I love her. Emily!
[Emily starts walking down the stairs with a shocked look on her face, as the captain begins mumbling to himself]
HARRY: [whispers] Emily ... Emily, I love you.
[Emily walks up to the two men and bends down to caress the captain's head ... only her hand goes right through him]
[cut to Ann running into Emily's bedroom (because she's screaming as if waking up from a nightmare)]
ANN: Oh Emily! Emily! Stop it, stop it! What's the matter, darling? Everything's alright! Come on now, calm down. Did you have a bad dream?
[Emily runs to the window at the sound of thunder]
ANN: It's only thunder, dear! There goes our picnic ...
EMILY: It was an awful dream! There was a battle, and they brought this man in. And he was so badly hurt. And as he was dying, he called my name ... "Emily, I love you."
ANN: Darling, I thought a librarian was just supposed to dust the books, not read them ... The hero dying in battle, with the name of his beloved on his lips! Just like a romantic novel.
[Emily turns away in embarrassment]
EMILY: It's not funny.
ANN: But it was only a dream.
EMILY: It didn't seem like a dream ...
ANN: Dreams never do. Now look, we only have a few days left in France, and we're going to have fun! You'll be back in that musty library soon enough.
EMILY: It didn't seem like a dream ...
[she helps Emily back into bed]
ANN: Now you go back to sleep, darling.
[she leaves]
EMILY: [to herself] It didn't seem like a dream at all ...
[cut to Emily working at the library, where's she's checking the card catalog ... the camera pans over to a man carrying a stack of books, when he turns and reveals himself to be Harry (in civilian clothes)]
[he carries the books over to the front desk, and Emily (without even looking up) walks over and checks them]
EMILY: I'm sorry, eight books are the maximum.
HARRY: But I need every one of them ... and ten more beside, to tell the truth.
EMILY: I'm sorry.
[she turns back towards the card catalog]
HARRY: Well, don't keep saying you're sorry! I-I need the books!
EMILY: I'm sorry--
[she finally turns around and sees that this is the same man from her dreams, giving a look of horror that confuses the innocent patron]
HARRY: What is it?
[she faints, then cut to Emily inside her home, when she hears a knock at the door and answers it (only to find that it's Harry)]
HARRY: Hello!
[she gasps]
HARRY: Feeling better?
[she starts losing consciousness]
HARRY: Oh no ... No, no!
[he lifts her up in his arms]
HARRY: No no, please don't faint again!
[he carries her to the bed]
HARRY: Oh, this is terrible, just terrible! I-I shouldn't have run from the library when you fainted, but nothing like this has ever happened to me before. I, uh, well, I made a girl blush once, but ... well, everybody in town could make her blush. That was no accomplishment.
[she gets up]
EMILY: Doctor said I fainted because I'm coming down with influenza.
HARRY: I'm glad ... I mean, uh, I'm glad because it wasn't because of me. Well, uh, your name was on the nameplate on your desk, so I looked up the address in the directory. Well, better stay in bed and drink plenty of tea. A drop of whiskey wouldn't hurt either!
[he gives her an awkward smile]
HARRY: Goodbye ...
[he turns and exits, but she goes to the window and opens the shade]
EMILY: I'm terribly confused ...
HARRY: Oh? Uh, about what?
EMILY: Have I seen you before?
HARRY: Well, I came down from Dorkitt. It's a little town six miles from Glasgow. And, um, I went to Liverpool when I was six years old for my elder sister's wedding, but I'm sure we didn't meet there.
EMILY: But it really was you, and you said my name.
HARRY: I did?
EMILY: [pause] I don't have influenza, and ... I don't faint when a man looks at me.
HARRY: Good.
EMILY: And I'm not a neurotic, or a hysteric, or anything like that ...
HARRY: Jolly good!
EMILY: I did dream about you ... It was a terrible dream!
HARRY: Oh, I apologize ...
EMILY: You're making fun of me.
HARRY: No no no, I'm not! Really, I'm very sympathetic ...
EMILY: You're laughing at me!
[she pulls down the shade in his face]
HARRY: No, really!
[he runs over and knocks on the door again]
EMILY: Go away!
HARRY: I'm not laughing at you Miss ... uh, really I'm not.
[she opens the door]
HARRY: You see, I-I'm a bit confused too. Well, no one's ever dreamed of me before. I mean, no one not related to me. Uh, and fainting besides ... Well, it shakes you up a bit!
[she smiles]
EMILY: I know.
HARRY: Well, perhaps you dreamed of someone else. Someone who looks like me, now that's very possible ... I mean, I've got a very ordinary face.
EMILY: You have not. You've a marvelous face ...
[she suddenly gets an embarrassed look on her face, and closes the door on him ... she then peeks out the window for him, but hears him knocking at the door again, so she opens it]
HARRY: Well, uh, well thank you. But I, I really haven't, you know ... My ears are monstrous, and my eyes don't match. Left one's just a wee bit cock-eyed. And uh, oh yes, I have an extremely weak chin. It's a family characteristic.
[they both smile]
EMILY: Won't you have some tea?
HARRY: Why yes! I-I'd love to!
[he steps back inside]
HARRY: You know, we talk like characters in one of those silly comedies, where the audience laughs and eats chocolates and everyone knows it's gonna turn out alright!
[she gets a sad look on her face]
EMILY: But it doesn't turn out alright ...
[cut to Harry and Emily sitting in a restaurant, as he shakes his head angrily]
HARRY: No, oh no! A creatch had a dream, ate a bit of cheese before dozing off and had a dream! So it can't be! Huh, what nonsense!
EMILY: How do we know it's nonsense?
HARRY: How do we know it isn't?
EMILY: Some of it is true. In the dream, I married you, and now you've asked me. Don't you see?
HARRY: And if, in real life, we don't marry ... is that how we somehow defeat fate?
EMILY: You're making fun of me!
HARRY: Alright, alright ... I was badly wounded?
EMILY: You were dying.
HARRY: How do you know? Did you see me die?
EMILY: No. Not exactly.
HARRY: Do you know I haven't had one single childhood disease? Not even the measles? What makes you so sure I'm gonna die that easily? How do you know I won't die in my own bed at the age of ninety seven, surrounded by six generations of loved ones--
EMILY: Oh Harry!
HARRY: No! We're not gonna meet tomorrow night or the night after or ever ... I'm all through batting my head against the stone wall of your superstitious mumbo jumbo! For the future, I wish you nothing but pleasant dreams!
[he gets up and storms out of the restaurant ... she looks down dejectedly, but he suddenly returns with an old man wearing a sandwich board]
HARRY: In, uh, in that dream or whatever it was, I was wounded in the war?
EMILY: Yes, of course.
HARRY: About the same age as I am now?
[he turns the man around, revealing that the sandwich board reads "Peace in our time! Chamberlain returns from Munich"]
HARRY: What war?
[he smiles and gives the man some money]
HARRY: Thank you, my good man.
[the man leaves, and Harry gets down on one knee]
HARRY: Marry me!
[she smiles]
EMILY: Alright, alright, alright, alright ...
[they kiss, and he hugs her (although the camera zooms in on her face to show there is still a look of concern]
[cut to Harry and Emily living together, sitting across from each other at the dinner table]
HARRY: And I don't see why, if following our plan, in the next two months we could--
[the air raid sirens suddenly start up, as Emily gets up and looks out the window (while Harry tries to brush it off nonchalantly]
HARRY: It's nothing to worry about ... Just an alert. The first day of war's always the worst.
[she walks over with a depressed look on her face]
HARRY: Emily, darling!
[he smiles and sits her down on his lap to console her]
HARRY: In about a month from now, Adolph will be on his boney knees begging our pardon ... Can't you just hear the dear chap explain the whole thing was a, a slight misunderstanding?
[she gets up (still looking depressed) and sits in a nearby chair]
HARRY: Look, if you're at all worried, we'll go down to the basement ... I-I suppose it is safer down there.
EMILY: [quietly] We're safe here ...
HARRY: Well, of course we are!
EMILY: It doesn't happen here. It happens near Point Louasse, in France.
HARRY: Emily ...
[the sirens start again, as she gets up and places her hands over her ears]
HARRY: Emily ...
EMILY: It's already past August twelfth, so it won't happen this year.
HARRY: Please, darling--
[he tries to smile, but she continues speaking calmly about his impending death]
EMILY: Is it next August twelfth? Perhaps even the August twelfth after that ... Do you think we might have two years? Could we possibly be that lucky? Could we, Harry? Could we?
[now near tears, she embraces him]
HARRY: Emily ... I love you!
[cut to Emily (without Harry) sitting in a bunker while writing to her penpal]
EMILY: [in voice over] "Dear Ann, I am approaching another August twelfth. But unlike the agony of last year, when Harry's unit was stationed here in England, this year my darling is in Alexandria, Egypt. Five thousand long long miles from that house, near Point Louasse."
[Harry suddenly walks down the stairs and kneels down next to her]
HARRY: Hello ...
[she looks up from her writings in shock]
HARRY: Yes, it's me. It's really me! They flew a company of us back for special training at a camp nearby, very hush hush! But I'll tell you one thing, there's gonna be plenty of long weekend leaves!
[she simply stares at him]
HARRY: Well, aren't you even a tiny bit glad to see me?
[suddenly overcome with emotion, she hugs him]
EMILY: Oh, Harry!
[cut to a closeup of Emily's face]
EMILY: [whispers] So, it's to be this August twelfth ...
[cut to Harry sitting in a chair in his home, nervously smoking a cigarette]
EMILY: [from off camera] Harry ... Harry?
HARRY: Yes, I'm right here.
[she enters (her hair no longer in a bun, but worn down) and they embrace]
EMILY: I woke up, you weren't there ... I thought you'd gone without saying goodbye!
HARRY: Now, would I do a thing like that?
EMILY: I really wouldn't blame you. I've made our weekends here so miserable ...
[they kiss]
EMILY: Why are you up so early?
HARRY: Hmm? Oh, couldn't sleep.
HARRY: No reason.
EMILY: How long have you been awake?
HARRY: I don't know.
EMILY: It's almost five. I'd best start breakfast.
[she gets up and walks over to the kitchen]
HARRY: Emily ...
HARRY: Y'know, in that dream of yours ... uh, I was a captain, wasn't I?
EMILY: That's right ... Thank heaven you're just a leftenant. If some things are wrong, maybe everything's wrong.
[he walks over and tries to nonchalantly continue the conversation (while lighting another cigarette)]
HARRY: Also, uh, where was that landing to take place again?
[she turns to him with a pensive stare]
HARRY: Oh, now don't look so serious!
EMILY: What is it, Harry?
HARRY: Nothing! Well, after all, it's such a spectacular dream, I like to check up on it from time to time ... Just to keep the facts straight.
[she turns away]
EMILY: You know the dream as well as I. You know it's Point Louasse.
HARRY: [pause] We're gonna land in Norway.
[she turns back with a relieved smile on her face]
EMILY: What?
HARRY: Somewhere near Bergen.
EMILY: Darling!
HARRY: Sometime in November.
[they embrace, but then she pulls back]
EMILY: Is that true?
HARRY: Well, of course.
EMILY: Why didn't you tell me before?
HARRY: I can get court-marshalled for even telling you now!
EMILY: Harry ... if you ever lied to me about this--
HARRY: I wouldn't!
EMILY: Yes, you would.
HARRY: Alright ... On some distant August twelfth, when GHQ says "Off to Point Louasse, boys!", I shall instantly phone you and say "Guess what?" And what good would that do?
EMILY: If you didn't tell me the truth ... I'd never forgive you. Even if my dream were insane and you came back, or if you die of your wounds. Until I died, I wouldn't forgive you.
HARRY: Forgive me for what? Sparing you senseless worry?
EMILY: Denying us one honest moment ... before we said goodbye.
HARRY: Why you sentimental little ...
EMILY: I mean it, Harry.
[she walks back to the kitchen, and he starts to leave, but turns and looks at her with a sad look on his face]
HARRY: [whispers] Point Louasse ...
EMILY: What?
[he looks at her (as if suddenly realizing she can hear him) and smiles]
HARRY: Oh, nothing. Nothing.
[cut to Harry and Emily driving through the countryside]
EMILY: We're almost there ... Harry, instead of staying at home, next Friday why don't we drive down to Henley on the Thames and have a picnic!
[she turns to him and smiles, but he continues driving with a tense look on his face]
EMILY: Harry?
HARRY: Yes, darling?
EMILY: Did you hear what I said?
HARRY: Why yes, darling.
EMILY: [pause] What is it, Harry?
HARRY: You meant what you said before, didn't you?
EMILY: About what?
HARRY: That if I lied to you, you'd never forgive me ...
[she gets a distant look in her eyes]
HARRY: Well, it's gonna be in newspapers anyhow afterwards, so ... And you're such an unpredictable little character, you might actually hate me for the rest of your life.
[she continues staring off with a stunned look on her face]
HARRY: [pause] It is France, and we are landing August twelfth ... but I'll come back to you, Emily! I will!
[she suddenly grabs the wheel and turns hard]
EMILY: No no no no!
[cut to the car driving off the road, as it flips several times before landing in a ditch]
[cut to Emily (her head covered in bandages) waking up in a hospital bed, as a male doctor sits by her bedside]
DOCTOR: Welcome back.
[he smiles]
DOCTOR: You had a motor accident. You're in Saint Martin's Hospital.
EMILY: Was my ... husband hurt?
DOCTOR: Just a few scratches, that's all. Now, you must try and get some rest. It's been quite an ordeal! Y'know, you've been unconscious for almost a week!
EMILY: What day is this?
DOCTOR: Tuesday.
EMILY: I mean the date.
DOCTOR: August the seventeenth.
[she gets a concerned look on her face, as an older female nurse enters the room]
NURSE: Doctor, will you please tell this soldier that it's pointless to sit in the hall day after day?
[Emily suddenly gets up out of bed]
EMILY: Harry, darling! You told me they couldn't kill you so easily! You were right! You were right!
[she makes her way towards the door, but the doctor tries to restrain her]
DOCTOR: Now you must get back to bed at once!
[the camera pans over to show that the soldier outside is actually the sergeant from Emily's vision]
EMILY: [quietly] Harry's dead, isn't he?
[the sergeant looks down]
DOCTOR: Now please, you must go back to bed at once! A shock like this might kill you!
EMILY: It's alright, doctor ... I've been expecting this man, for years.
[the screen shimmers (revealing that the entire episode up until this point had been a flashback), then cut to Emily (her hair back in a bun) sitting in a room speaking to a male military officer]
OFFICER: And you expect me to believe that ... the knowledge of this raid was a dream? An accident in time?
EMILY: [quietly] Believe what you wish.
OFFICER: Misses MacDougall, I deal in facts. And the only fact I have is that you were in hospital unconscious, in a delirium, and in that delirious state you mentioned again and again the exact time and place of a raid that was yet to take place.
[she closes her eyes]
OFFICER: He's dead now, poor chap, and you can't hurt him anymore with the truth ... Did he mention the raid beforehand to you?
[she begins to cry, but continues to speak calmly]
EMILY: [quietly] Why ... won't you believe me?
[the camera pans over to show a man in the room (whom Emily and the officer can't see) speaking directly to the camera]
JOHN NEWLAND: And so, what did Emily's pyschic experience really prove? That fate can't be changed, no matter what? Yes, I suppose so. But, if Emily had had a second chance, aren't you absolutely certain she would've chosen the dream and those few sweet years with Harry? And what about Harry MacDougall? What would he have chosen? Exactly what he did choose, of course. Because isn't that the whole point about fate? That given any number of second chances, they would always have done exactly what they did do? It would still and always end exactly the same way ...
[the scene fades to black]



"Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond"
Season 1, Episode 7 ("To Know the End")
November 01, 1959

Emily MacDougall, a young woman living in England during World War II, begins to have strange hallucinations of death and destruction. What she doesn't realize is that her visions may threaten not only the man who is closest to her, but the entire country as well.



Synopsis: On vacation in France with her American friend Ann (Sally Fraser), English librarian Emily (Elen Willard) has a disturbing vision in which an English military officer dies in combat on French soil. Addition "sign" in the vision somehow suggest that the ill-fated officer is Emily's husband. Thing of it is, Emily is not only not married, but she isn't even engaged. . .and for that matter, there isn't any war of any kind going on.

Director: John Newland
Year: 1960
Run Time: 30 minutes
Country: USA
Language: English
Category: Television
Filmed in: B&W, Show, TV Episode

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Case Study No. 0894: "Librarians are PURE EVIL"

Librarians are PURE EVIL :O
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["One Min Wednesday" appears onscreen, as Emay speaks directly to the camera]
EMAY: You know who's pure Axis of Evil? Librarians!
[cut to another shot of Emay]
EMAY: I have never met a nice librarian ... Elementary school? Bitch. Middle school? Super bitch. High school? Quadruple bitch.
[cut to another shot of Emay]
EMAY: That's not actually true, I met ... one. Once. Who was a librarian, and she was pretty cool. But I have a feeling that it was an act, and inside she's the devil.
[cut to another shot of Emay]
EMAY: But maybe a librarian possessed her with her librarian magical powers to make her a librarian ... They do that. They brainwash you into making you a librarian, because who the frick wants to be a frickin' librarian?! I mean, the people that are, the librarians brainwash them with their magical powers.
[cut to another shot of Emay]
EMAY: They're nice at first, they realize how much their jobs suck ...
[cut to another shot of Emay]
EMAY: The poisons and toxins ...
[cut to another shot of Emay]
EMAY: The classical ... bitch.
[cut to another shot of Emay]
EMAY: I don't care if you say you've met a nice librarian ... You're a frickin' liar. They don't exist.
[cut to another shot of Emay]
EMAY: I'm gonna go now. See you tomorrow, bye.

Case Study No. 0893: Unnamed Female Librarian (BBC Four)

BBC Four ident - 2005 to present - Library
A Librarian is putting books back on a shelf, but manages to knock one off.
Tags: bbc four bbc4 ident logo book library
Added: 1 year ago
From: tvboxuk
Views: 2,661

["www dot thisisfive dot co dot uk slash presbits" appears on screen, then cut to a giant wall of books on shelves covering the entire screen (with the "BBC Four" logo appearing in the middle of the screen) as a young female librarian (brown hair in a ponytail, white blouse, black skirt, nylon stockings and high heels) is climbing a ladder to reshelve a book ... except that another book "falls" up into the air and disappears off screen]
[she pushes herself towards the right, and the half of the ladder that she's on slides off screen while the upper half moves towards the left ... then the (same?) librarian instantly appears from the left-hand side of the screen, as the two halves of the ladder lock back into place, and she reshelves a new book (except that yet another book "falls" off of a nearby shelf and up into the air where it disappears off screen)]
[the librarian begins climbing down the ladder, but as she disappears off screen, she instantly re-appears climbing down the ladder from the top of the screen]
FEMALE ANNOUNCER: Now on BBC Four, five hours of comment and analysis, some fab suits, and a fantastic title sequence.
[the librarian stops climbing (as only the lower half of her body can be seen on screen) and sticks her leg out as if to steady herself, when another book falls off the shelf (actually falling down this time) in the lower right-hand portion of the screen]
FEMALE ANNOUNCER: We join David Dimbleby for Decision Seventy Nine.
[the ladder again splits in two (with the lower portion moving towards the left and off screen, while the upper portion with the librarian moves to the right) ... the lower half of the librarian then suddenly disappears, just as the lower portion of the ladder appears from the right-hand side of the screen (with the librarian holding a book), as the two pieces of the ladder lock back into place and she reshelves a new book in place of the one that fell down earlier]
[the scene fades to black, as "Captured by Pres Bits from This is Five" appears on screen]



BBC Four introduced a new look on 10th September 2005 along the theme of a screen dived into four. For the idents these consisted of what initially appears to be a sign le image, but following interaction be various things within the scene it reveals that it is in fact 4 separate images.

A Librarian is putting books back on a shelf, but manages to knock one off.

Case Study No. 0892: Unnamed Female Librarian (Library Chicken)

Library Chicken Song
Age old story of a love triangle between a chicken, a librarian and their books.
Tags: storytelling kids libraries funny songs book week american education week summer reading programs storytelling festivals
Added: 2 years ago
From: rcutrer2
Views: 1,923

[scene opens with a woman holding a banjo and speaking directly to the camera]
ROSIE: Hello, my name is Rosie Cutrer, and this is "Library Chicken!"
[she begins playing the banjo and singing]

Librarian sittin' at her desk
Computer clickin', phones ringin' away
When she looked up and much to her surprise
A rooster walked up to her desk
Took a bow and made a request
To check out a book on chicken exercise
Well he's a library chicken
A book-book-book-book-book-book pickin'
Pickin' books to make his little light shine
He's a library chicken
A book-book-book-book-book-book pickin'
Pickin' books to keep an open mind
Well when she gets up off the floor
She decides to show that bird to the door
But he says "Boook! I left my library card at home!"
"But if you get online, you'll see
"I've got a card, no overdue fee!
"I'd like to take some library materials home!"
Well he's a library chicken
A book-book-book-book-book-book pickin'
Pickin' books to make his little light shine
He's a library chicken
A book-book-book-book-book-book pickin'
Pickin' books to keep an open mind
Well, what's that lady gonna do?
He's got a card, nothing's overdue!
And so she helps him find some things to read
Down the aisle goes that chicken
Little bird feet on the hard floor clickin'
Pickin' books to soothe his every need
Well he's a library chicken
A book-book-book-book-book-book pickin'
Pickin' books to make his little light shine
He's a library chicken
A book-book-book-book-book-book pickin'
Pickin' books to keep an open mind
Books so funny and books so scary
Books on eggs and aviaries
Books on worms and how to vocalize
How to live in close quarters
Political books on peckin' orders
Books on love and chicken lullabies
How to gain more altitude
How not to get ruffled, not to brood
How to keep your feathers fluffed and lookin' fine
Books on farms and foul weather
How to roost and stay together
Books so good they'd win a Pulitzer Prize
Well he's a library chicken
A book-book-book-book-book-book pickin'
Pickin' books to make his little light shine
He's a library chicken
A book-book-book-book-book-book pickin'
Pickin' books to keep an open mind
Pickin' books to keep an open mind



I love telling stories to people young & old. There's nothing more satisfying than to see folks in an audience who have entered into a story & become part of it.

About 17 years ago I took a storytelling class in Kansas City. I learned a folktale & tried it out on my 1st grade class. To my delight I found that by putting the book down & telling a story an immediate positive bond was formed between my students & myself. I was hooked. On weekends & during the summer I started getting offers to do paid performances at some area libraries & then began to tell to adult audiences.

Since then I have developed an extensive repetoire of original stories, my own versions of folktales & stories based on literature. In the spring of 2000 I left teaching to become a full time performer & have been on the road visiting many states in the U.S. Recently I did a storytelling tour in Ireland!

When telling to the very young I use lots of music & audience participation. For older kids & adults I have some great funny pieces, ghost stories & inspirational stories. I also write music & bring my banjo along for a song or two.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Case Study No. 0891: "Stupid Librarian"

stupid librarian
funny animated clip of a guy who looks like mario gets kicked out the libary
Tags: goanimate cartoon
Added: 2 years ago
From: sameei21
Views: 181

[scene opens with a man standing in the middle of a public library]
MALE PATRON: I am in the library ... Hey, librarian! You stink!
[the female librarian walks into the scene]
MALE PATRON: I didn't say anything!
FEMALE LIBRARIAN: You did now, so be quiet!
MALE PATRON: That is not fair!
FEMALE LIBRARIAN: You spoke again! That's it, get out!
[the patron starts walking away]
MALE PATRON: I hate you ...
FEMALE LIBRARIAN: I love my job ...
[cut to outside, as the man exits the library]
MALE PATRON: Stupid librarian!
[he runs off, as the scene fades to black]



GoAnimate is the world's #1 do-it-yourself animated video website.

Consumers, educators and businesses all need to create videos. It might be for fun, to make a presentation, to illustrate historical scenes, make a demo video, or produce a piece of professional training. The list of use cases is endless. However, producing video can be difficult, time-consuming and expensive. And sometimes it still comes out dark and blurry, with muffled sound.

GoAnimate was created to minimize this difficulty, hassle and expense. We enable anyone and everyone to create videos quickly and easily, then share them with the world. This is more than sewing images together into a slideshow, or narrating over existing material. You can literally sit down at your computer and produce a professional-looking video from scratch - within minutes - without having to draw or operate a camera.

Our Quick Video Makers offer speed and simplicity. Even a first-timer will be finished in 2 minutes. Our Full Video Makers offer total creative control and the tools to create a richly-textured video, all with drag and drop tools. Our libraries contain tens of thousands of characters, backgrounds and props - with more being added all the time. Our Character Creators allow users to create custom characters, and our import tools allow for the integration of external audio, image, video and flash files.

GoAnimate was founded by Alvin Hung in 2007. He was trying to create a animated video but all the tools were difficult and required him to draw. As a serial entrepreneur, he quickly recognized this as a large and growing problem needing a solution. Since then the GoAnimate community has grown to include several million users. The company has approximately 20 employees distributed in the Bay Area and Hong Kong.

Case Study No. 0890: April Hilland

A Vision for the Future
A final project for EDES 545 for the University of Alberta TLDL program
Tags: library 21st century librarian
Added: 3 years ago
From: adhilland
Views: 514

[video opens with a still image of a school library, as "Without a doubt, the school library remains one of the most symbolic spaces on any campus. But will future designers be recreating sacred book spaces of the past? Or will technology and the 'consumer' inspire new design strategies for the future? - Rolf Erikson" appears on screen]
[cut to another image, as "Today's library is a learning space, not a warehouse space. It must reinvent itself to remain relevant. It must adapt to new knowledge of learning and new pedagogy - Rolf Erikson" appears on screen]
[cut to another image, as "Libraries must be spaces where multiple activities can take place. The library should offer as many different types of environments as possible. Quiet study areas, group activity areas, spaces for individual and group work - Rolf Erikson" appears on screen]
[cut to another image, as " ... spaces for instruction ... - Rolf Erikson" appears on screen]
[cut to another image, as "Your space is way more than about books. It's a LIBRATORY! - Joyce Valenza" appears on screen]
[cut to another image, as "You welcome media production, podcasting and video editing. - Joyce Valenza" appears on screen]
[cut to another image, as "The library should be filled with student work, student contributions: art, music, video productions ... A physical library space is important, but programs need to expand beyond the walls of the library. To be capable of reaching all learners wherever they reside. It's all about meeting their needs. Just in time! Libraries will own real estate on students' home computers. Imagine 24/7 access to all learners! Virtual libraries will house part of the library collection. Handouts, policies, access to subscriptions, databases, digital storytelling, podcasts, streaming video. - Joyce Valenza" appears on screen]
["School librarians will teach virtually. Virtual libraries will provide a 'back door' into the school library. Libraries already exist in Second Life. Providing displays, streaming audio, information kiosks, etc. ... " appears on screen]
["Library Collections & Materials" appears on screen]
[cut to another image, as "Over the next five years, the size of print collections will undoubtedly either remain static or get smaller, as we rely on more heavily on digital information - Rolf Erikson" appears on screen]
[cut to another image, as "The book collections that do exist must be relevant - what is really needed in terms of the curriculum - Rolf Erikson" appears on screen]
[cut to another image, as "Students need to be taught the importance of using books with online information - Rolf Erikson" appears on screen]
["Quality of the collection. Not quantity." appears on screen]
[cut to another image, as "The collection may include audiobooks, streaming media, flash sticks, digital video cameras to lend - Joyce Valenza" appears on screen]
["Content found on the virtual space is considered part of the collection." appears on screen]
["Future Role of the Teacher-Librarian" appears on screen]
["Future school librarians will need ... No! Demand competent professionals that can meet the needs OF TODAY'S LEARNERS!" appears on screen]
["The days of your 'grandmother's librarian' are OVER!" appears on screen]
[cut to another image, as "TLs will ensure equal access to developmentally appropriate databases, portals, and multimedia resources. And will make learning an engaging and hybrid experience - Joyce Valenza" appears on screen]
["Future TLs 'will think in WEB 2.0' (Joyce Valenza) and recognize the value for classroom use." appears on screen]
[cut to another image, as "TLs will be information technology scouts, and figure out how to use these tools - Joyce Valenza" appears on screen]
["Thoughtfully, appropriately, following a new pedagogy ... share new collaboration tools ... for information synthesis and creation." appears on screen]
["'Model respect for intellectual property' (Joyce Valenza) in this ever-changing landscape ... " appears on screen]
[cut to another image, as "Be concerned about the new digital divide. Those who can find quality information in all media formats effectively. And those who cannot - Joyce Valenza" appears on screen]
["TLs will 'provide open source alternatives to students and teachers who need them' - Joyce Valenza" appears on screen]
[cut to another image, as "TLs will use telecommunication tools to bring scholars, experts, authors and events into the classroom - Joyce Valenza" appears on screen]
["TLs will be the human element. TLs will be what Web 2.0 cannot." appears on screen]
[cut to another image, as "Teach effective searching, evaluation, analysis, synthesis, communication, and digital citizenship! - Joyce Valenza" appears on screen]

Thank you for watching this video.
I hope that in creating this I have
either inspired you or at least
given you some "food for
thought." If you would like to
read more of what I have done,
please visit my blog at:
thepassionate librarian dot blogspot dot com

Compiled and edited by April Hilland
Music: "Imagine" by John Lennon



This iMovie was created for my final project for EDES 545. The topic of this final project was my vision of the future of school libraries. Please be kind. It was my first attempt with iMovie!

This video was inspired by so much of my professional readings this term but none can compare to the fire that Joyce Valenza lit under me with her Manifesto For The 21st Century Librarian.

In her manifesto, she marries best practices of the 20th century with the new pedagogy of teaching in our ever-changing landscape of Web 2.0. In my time as a TL I have met other TLs that have been weighed down with ever-increasing workloads and shrinking library time and budgets. There was even a time when I (the ever-effervescent optimist) wondered if I was getting into a dying profession. Joyce's Manifesto gave me a focus, a goal to concentrate on and I will ever be in her debt. I knew that I had to pay homage to Joyce's Manifesto in my final project for this course.

Another great visionary that inspired this movie was Rolf Erikson. Rolf has 30 years experience being a media-specialist for students in k-12 and has been working as a library design consultant for the past 15 years. Like Joyce, his view of the school library is not shrinking but expanding to encompass what libraries need to be for 21st century learners. He sees libraries as "much more than a book repository; it should be the school's information hub, an environment that supports multiple learning activities for 100 per cent of the school's population". His focus in on using book collections and digital collections to supplement one another and having teacher-librarians as the teachers of information fluency, no matter what the medium may be.

Both Joyce and Rolf focus on the needs of the learners, one of which is the need to socialize, collaborate, and access cutting edge and quality resources while being guided by professionals equipped to teach information synthesis, analysis, and critical thinking. Both also view TLs as the "bringers" of quality information, information fluency, and 21st century pedagogy to their teachers and students.

I understand that many of you may be thinking that I am avoiding or downright ignoring the challenges that face todays education system. Believe me when I say that I am all too aware of the gap between my vision and reality in many of todays schools; but, also believe me when I say that I believe that great vision, optimism, and a squeaky wheel (that's me!) get things moving in the right direction. It's truly amazing what one LOUD (and passionate) voice can do...

Posted by Mrs. Hilland, Librarian at 2:19 PM

Case Study No. 0889: Alice Bacon

Library Book-Alice
Alice Bacon introduces the launch of The Library Book with a stirring account of the value of libraries and librarians. The book is by Dave Obee, and is a project of the British Columbia Library Association and the British Columbia Library Trustees Association, with help from the Public Library Services Branch. The launch was on April 7, 2011 in Victoria.
Tags: British Columbia Library History
Added: 1 year ago
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[Alice Bacon is standing at a podium and speaking to the audience]
ALICE BACON: Good evening, everybody. My name is Alice Bacon, and I'm a retired ... or should I say, long-retired member of the staff of the British Columbia Library Services branch, and it is my great pleasure to welcome all of you to this very special evening as we celebrate the launch of "The Library Book: A History of Service to British Columbia Libraries." And it has been written, as you all know, by Dave Obee and published by the British Columbia Library Association. For many of us here this evening, this is a long-awaited and highly anticipated special event. Over the past two years, we feel like we have been a small part of this very exciting library project, because many of us - either individually or in groups - attended sessions with the author Dave Obee, where Dave asked us lots of questions as part of his meticulous research in the writing of this book. And Dave also kindly shared with us at the time his idea and his hope for what the book, the final product would turn out to be. And now, this evening, we are going to have the real pleasure of seeing the book finally in person. Now, some of us who attended the retired librarians' luncehon had a sneak preview of the book, but all the rest of you who didn't I'm sure are really looking forward to seeing the book tonight. And as well, those of you who have not already met Dave, will have an opportunity to meet and speak with him later on this evening. But before all that, we have an evening of celebration planned. An evening in which we will pay tribute to a century of the British Columbia Library Association, we will meet some of the important characters that have been part of the history of British Columbia libraries, and we will also through a very beautiful new video show you the public library as it is today, what it is and what it does. And perhaps even indicate a little bit about what the future might hold for libraries. Libraries today, as I'm sure all of us know here this evening, are no longer just about books. The provide collections utilizing every imaginable kind of format. A full range of services, as well as a wide variety of programs, are also offered to people of all ages and all walks of life. Libraries are all about sharing - sharing of information, resources, and programs that will educate and inform us, and entertain and enlighten us. It was my very great privilege to be part of the planning and organization of the British Columbia Centennial Citizens Conference on Libraries, that was held here in Victoria, and I can't believe it, forty years ago almost to the day.
[audience laughs]
ALICE BACON: And the theme of that conference was "Libraries: Vital to Tomorrow's World." And I feel that even forty years later, that that theme, that concept, is as relevant today as it was then. And so this evening, as we reflect on the history of British Columbia Libraries, and we take a close look at the modern public library, perhaps most importantly we should think of this evening as a springboard to the future, and ask ourselves what we can do to see that libraries continue to be an important and vital part in tomorrow's ever-chaning world.



Philanthropist gave birth to city's libraries
Andrew Carnegie played vital role in building network across North America
By Dave Obee, Times ColonistApril 2, 2011 9:00

This is an excerpt from The Library Book: A History of Service to British Columbia, being published this month by the B.C. Library Association.

The book, written by Dave Obee, editorial page editor of the Times Colonist, will be launched during the association's annual conference, which takes place in Victoria this week.

The public is invited to the launch at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church at Douglas and Broughton streets. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door.

A ndrew Carnegie never visited British Columbia, but he had a great influence on its public libraries. By providing money for library buildings in Vancouver, New Westminster and Victoria, he established the importance of libraries in a province that was still quite young.

In all three cities, Carnegie helped move libraries from crowded, second-floor spaces to buildings erected specifically to serve their patrons. The libraries built with Carnegie's money served for more than half a century. Two of the buildings are still standing, and one is again providing library service as home to the Carnegie Centre, a beacon of hope in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, on Nov. 25, 1835, the first son of William Carnegie, a linen weaver, and his wife Margaret. In 1848, William and Margaret Carnegie moved to Allegheny, Pa. The next year, when Andrew was 13, he began working as a bobbin boy in a cotton factory and later as a Western Union messenger boy and a telegraph operator. When he moved to Pittsburgh, he began borrowing a book from a free library every Saturday, and said later that the experience inspired his love of libraries.

Carnegie rose to become superintendent of the Western Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad and invested in a company that manufactured railway sleeping cars and built bridges, locomotives and rails. In 1865, he established the Keystone Bridge Company, and in 1873, a steel factory. The steel business prospered, and when Carnegie sold it to John Pierpoint Morgan in 1901, the Carnegie Corporation was valued at more than $400 million.

After the sale he devoted his life to giving away his fortune, in keeping with a theory he expressed in his 1889 book The Gospel of Wealth. Carnegie said the rich were merely "trustees" of wealth and had a moral obligation to distribute that wealth to promote the welfare and happiness of the common man. Carnegie created several endowed trusts and institutions bearing his name.

His first public library gift, in 1881, was to his native Dunfermline. In the years that followed, he gave library gifts to 2,508 other communities in the English-speaking world, including 125 in Canada. In British Columbia, three offers from Carnegie were accepted in 1901 and 1902. His money was to be spent on buildings, not library collections, and Carnegie would not provide funds unless the recipient municipality agreed to provide an annual amount equal to 10 per cent of his donation to cover salaries, maintenance and book purchases.

Some municipalities balked at that requirement and rejected his offers. In other cases, his money was turned down because of his reputation as a tough businessman. Many labour leaders condemned Carnegie because of his role in the Homestead strike in Pennsylvania in 1892, which escalated into a battle between strikers and private security agents.

By the time he died in 1919, about $350 million of Carnegie's fortune had been given away. Through trusts and institutions, his legacy continues to provide benefits -almost a century after his death.

Victoria was the second B.C. city to ask Carnegie for money. His offer of $50,000 was received in March 1902, but it took three months for council to say yes. The problem was that the book budget had to be approved by voters. As Mayor Charles Hayward noted, the Carnegie deal would require $5,000 a year for books and maintenance, but the city could spend no more than $1,600 a year. In June, the $5,000 annual expenditure was approved in a plebiscite, but a bylaw to provide $15,000 for the purchase of a site was turned down. That meant the library would have to be built on land already owned by the city.

The choices were narrowed down to lots on the northwestern end of the Inner Harbour causeway, where Government and Wharf streets meet; at Yates and Blanshard streets; and at Pandora and Chambers, which had been purchased for use as a water reservoir.

The cost of developing the Yates site was estimated at $700 more than the Government Street site. Stephen Jones, the proprietor of the Dominion Hotel on the south side of Yates at Blanshard, offered to cover the difference so the library would be built across from his hotel.

His strategy worked. In April 1903, voters chose the Yates site, which had previously been home to a brewery, a grocery store and a second-hand store. "There is a very strong desire on the part of the people to see the last of the grimy hole which at present is the only temple of polite literature available to the general public in Victoria," the Daily Colonist said, referring to the library on the second floor of city hall.

Architects Thomas Hooper and Charles Elwood Watkins designed the new building. The plans called for sandstone from Saturna Island. In April 1904, after a delay because the foundations had to be dug deeper than planned, the cornerstone was laid by William W. Northcott, the city building inspector.

While the building was going up, council chose a new librarian, Dr. J. Griffith Hands. He had no experience running a library, but he beat 45 other applicants. The Colonist noted that Hands was "considered in every sense an excellent man for the place, being splendidly recommended."

Council named Ald. Thornton Fell, Canon Arthur Beanlands and provincial librarian Ethelbert Olaf Stuart Scholefield to the library board, and they tackled the next problem. "For years the city of Victoria maintained what purported to be a free public library, but today, when we examine the stock of books in that institution, we find that fully 50 per cent of the volumes are completely worn out and only fit for the rubbish heap," Scholefield wrote.

The new library could hold 15,000 books, but the old one had only 5,000, including the ones Scholefield wanted to discard. He called for donations to stock the shelves, and delayed the opening of the library until new books could be obtained.

The reading rooms -one for men, another for women -were finally opened on Dec. 4, 1905, four months after the old library closed.

Years later, Robert Connell, a local minister who was chairman of the library board -and later became the first leader of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation in B.C. -reminisced in the Victoria Daily Times about what it had been like to get a book when Hands was in charge.

Patrons would walk to the counter, choose from a printed catalogue of 5,000 books, fill in a slip and pass it to Hands. If the book was on the shelves, the patron could take it.

"I filled in my slip one day with the name 'Charles Keene Layard' and gave it to the Doctor," said Connell. "In a few minutes he handed me my book, and without scrutinizing it I walked off. As soon as I went along the street I noticed that I had got the life of Charles Kean, the actor, instead of Charles Keene, the artist of Punch, so back I went. I explained the error to Dr. Hands, but he resolutely shook his head.

"'A book taken out can under no circumstances be exchanged the same day,' was his reply . and the mistake was his! But rule three said: 'Only one volume may be taken out on one card and only once a day.' "

It was a challenge to establish order in Victoria's spacious new library. Then Helen Gordon Stewart arrived, as an assistant to Hands, and soon brought order to the mayhem. In 1912, when Hands retired, Stewart succeeded him.

Under Stewart, the library added a children's room, opening it on July 8, 1913. Cases filled with books loved by boys and girls were supplemented by pictures around the walls with scenes from popular stories.

"There are many homes where knowledge of books and especially books for the young is small, and the children's librarian has to be mother and father to the young minds as they turn towards the wonderland of books," Connell wrote later. "To implant in children a love of books with a sense of values is to give them the very crown of education, citizenship in the democracy of books."

In the same year, Stewart started British Columbia's first systematic training course in librarianship. Applicants had to be high school graduates. The courses lasted 11 months, with eight months in the Victoria library and three more in at least two other libraries, such as the ones in Seattle and Portland. Students were paid $10 a month for the first three months, $20 a month for the second three months, and $30 a month for the remainder of their instruction.

A few years later, the Spanish flu epidemic reached British Columbia near the First World War's end in November 1918. In an attempt to stop the spread of the disease, most public places -including libraries -were closed. The provincial cabinet had ordered on Oct. 8 that all "places of assembly" had to be shut.

"The health officer does not fear the dissemination of the disease by the circulation of books, but only as a result of the collection of crowds," the Daily Times reported. The Victoria library provided reference service by telephone five days a week.

Patrons urgently in need of a book could request it by telephone and pick it up at the library.

The restrictions were lifted on Nov. 19, although health authorities still warned against unreasonable crowding in theatres, churches, stores, cars and anywhere else where people gathered. Still, British Columbians were allowed to go back to their normal lives -including visits to libraries -for the first time in five weeks.

Stewart resigned from the Victoria library in 1924, heading to the United States to further her education. She returned in 1930 to run a radical experiment -a library service to serve an entire region, namely the Fraser Valley.

The successful model she created helped inspire regional libraries around the world, including the Vancouver Island Regional Library. From 1940 to 1948, Stewart ran the library system in Trinidad and Tobago, and even started a training course like the one she had offered in Victoria.

She retired to Saanich in 1948. In 1963 she was made an honorary life member of the Canadian Library Association. The ceremony was held in Victoria's Carnegie library, still in use after 60 years.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Case Study No. 0888: Onan the Librarian

Serious Sam II: Intro - Jungle
This is a video of the intro and the first episode (M'Digbo) and the first level (Jungle) of the FPS shooter, Serious Sam II on the Xbox.

Serious Sam II (or Serious Sam 2) is a science fiction first-person shooter video game released for the PC and Xbox and the sequel to the 2001 computer game Serious Sam. It was designed and developed by Croteam and was released on October 11, 2005. The game was published by 2K Games, a Take-Two Interactive subsidiary. In the single-player campaign, the player assumes the role of hero Sam "Serious" Stone in his adventures against the forces of the extraterrestrial overlord, "Mental", who seeks to destroy humanity. Taking place after the events of Serious Sam: The Second Encounter, Sam travels through various different worlds collecting parts of a medallion in an effort to defeat Mental. He is guided by the Sirian Great Council and receives sporadic aid from the natives of the worlds he visits. The multiplayer mode includes online co-op and deathmatch, the latter having been introduced in a patch. A 4.5/5.0 was awarded to Serious Sam by Computer Gaming World, though overall the game received moderate praise from the media, earning an average of 75% on Game Rankings.

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[Sam is exploring the Jungle level on the planet M'Digbo, when he encounters a giant stone statue shaped like a gorilla's open mouth ... the mouth suddenly crumbles open to reveal a large shirtless man wearing a red helmet and swinging a large battleaxe]
ONAN THE LIBRARIAN: Look at me! I'm a big dumb barbarian! I have a god called Chrom! Beware of my axe!
[Onan begins throwing axes, but Sam (who is riding a velociraptor that shoots fireballs) is able to quickly defeat him]
SAM: Magic axe? What kinda pansy weapon is that?



Serious Sam II (or Serious Sam 2) is a science fiction first-person shooter video game released for the PC and Xbox and the sequel to the 2002 computer game Serious Sam: The Second Encounter, making it the third game in the Serious Sam series. It was designed and developed by Croteam and was released on October 11, 2005. The game was initially published by 2K Games, a Take-Two Interactive subsidiary.

In the single-player campaign, the player assumes the role of hero Sam "Serious" Stone in his adventures against the forces of the extraterrestrial overlord, "Mental", who seeks to destroy humanity. Taking place after the events of Serious Sam: The Second Encounter, Sam travels through various worlds collecting parts of a medallion in an effort to defeat Mental. He is guided by the Sirian Great Council and receives sporadic aid from the natives of the worlds he visits.



The extraterrestrial overlord Mental, being one of the smartest entities in the universe, got FURIOUS when he learned about a "Dead Librarians Society" - it seems that some of his minions decided to learn how to read and write. Instead of capital punishment, Mental decided to transform those "infidels" into the lowest form of intellect - barbarians.

Librarians, actually. Buffed up, "human" monstrosities, equipped with axes and chromed shields which will run at you full speed. The only evidence of their "crazy" youth is their eyes, which each seem to look in a different direction. While reading Sirian, they tried to make sense of the text in question, reading it from left to right and backwards. Too bad no one told them to read it bottoms up.



Return to the arch and continue past it. Your first big fight is up ahead when you near your objective, a large monkey statue with an entrance in the mouth. Two dropships will drop off a large amount of Grunts, nothing you can't take care of. This large Dino that you hopefully have can not only shoot fireballs, but can also mow down the enemies by running into them! No kidding, but that does mean you run a greater risk of getting him injured. And when he runs out of life you lose your ride. After that initial battle a new enemy emerges from up ahead, Onan the Librarian. He will throw axes at you and be accompanied by a few more Grunts. The charging technique will work well here. After they're dead look to the left of the water fall, and look up to find a Rocket Launcher on a wooden ledge. You need to shoot the support beam to bring it down and claim Secret #4.

Case Study No. 0887: Western Illinois University Librarian

Ask a Librarian
If you would like more information about Ask a Librarian, see the following link:
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[scene opens with a male college student breathing heavily as he's running away from something out on the sidewalk, while ominous music plays]
[cut to the same student sitting in front of his laptop computer, as the sound of his heart beating matches the sound of an alarm clock going off]
STUDENT: [in voice over] I'm running outta time. I'm running outta time ...
[a split screen shows the alarm clock ("4:20"), as the student begins typing]
STUDENT: I'm running outta time ... I don't understand any of this!
[cut to another angle of the student, as he puts his head in his hands and sighs]
STUDENT: Runnin' outta time ... runnin' outta time ...
[cut back to the student running on the sidewalk, as he looks behind before continuing]
STUDENT: [in voice over] What is a scholarly journal? What is APA style? What is a book?
[he laughs]
STUDENT: [in voice over] Wait a minute, I know this one ...
[cut to another shot of the student running, as "Who Do I Ask?" appears on screen]
STUDENT: [in voice over] Who can I turn to? Who can I trust?
[he stops at a stop sign, which reads "Ask a Librarian"]
NARRATOR: Why don't you just ... ask a librarian?
[the image freezes, as the sign appears covered with "electricity" special effects while "Instant Message, Phone/Email, In Person" appear on screen]
NARRATOR: There are many ways to connect librarians who are willing to help you with your research project. You can contact them by instant message service, phone or email, or just come in and talk to a librarian in person.
[cut back to the student sitting at his laptop]
STUDENT: I can do this!
[he begins typing, as the scene is superimposed with still images of various students wearing graduation cap and gowns]
STUDENT: If I need help with my homework, I can just ask a librarian ... Y'know what? I'll ask them right now.
[cut to a closeup of the Western Illinois University Library's homepage]
NARRATOR: The quickest way to contact a librarian is through the Meebo chat widget. You can access this from the WIU Library's web page. Hover over the "Ask a Librarian" link, and select "Instant Messenger."
[cut to a closeup of the Meebo widget for "wiulibrary"]
NARRATOR: The widget will appear on the next page. A green icon will indicate whether the librarian is online.
["(14:35) meeboguest372679: Can you help me with my research paper?" appears in the widget]
NARRATOR: Start typing your question in the form field, and wait for a response.
["(14:35) wiulibrary: Sure. What sort of help do you need?" appears in the widget]
["(14:35) meeboguest372679: I don't know what a scholarly article is" appears in the widget]
[cut to a split screen, showing the student on one side, and a male librarian typing at his computer (apparently answering his question) on the other side]
NARRATOR: InfoSmack! Fighting information hunger, one byte at a time!
["InfoSmack: Ask a Librarian" appears on screen]

Produced by:
Instruction Team at Western Illinois University Libraries

The team members are:
Sean Cordes - Instruction Services Coordinator
Justin Georges - Instructional Materials Specialist
Anthony Young - IDT Student (Animation/Visual Effects)

Special Thanks:
Photos Courtesy of Western Illinois University Visual Production Center

Music Segment "Furious Angels" written, produced, and performed by:
Rob Dougan

Bill Thompson - Reference Librarian

For more information about instruction services see:
www dot wiu dot edu slash library slash units slash reference slash instruction



Reference Desk Contact Information

Email Form: Ask a Question

Phone: 298-2700

Toll Free Phone: 1-800-413-6544 (U.S. only)

You can even text us a question. Here's how:

Start your message with wiulibhelp followed by a space.
Send the text to 265010.
The librarian's reply will come from a different number (265060)
"WIU Library (IM)" will appear when you open the message.

Please contact or visit the library Reference Desk for further assistance. They can answer questions, provide instruction in how to access and utilize the library's varied information resources (both electronic and print), and refer you to other helpful contacts both in the University Libraries and beyond.

Here's a video that will introduce you to "Ask a Librarian".

This video was created by the Instruction Unit at the Malpass Library.

Case Study No. 0886: Staff of Worthington University Library

509 Four Scary Stories Part 2
While at Grams house for the evening, Joey, Pacey and Jack sit in front of the fireplace and tell each other their creepiest experiences involving urban legends this past Halloween. Joey's story is how she forgo going to a Halloween costume party with Audrey to study at the library. Then, Joey was almost attacked by the strange librarian and was saved by the creepy man she was running from. Jack's story is when he was helping clean the frat house basement that same night and found a guy pledging, who was later revealed to be a ghost. Pacey's story from also that same night is that he was chased by a black car while driving Karen home after work, in which no one was driving. Later, Grams arrives and has the scariest story: the time when Jen accidentally got locked out of the radio station one night while covering for Charlie's DJ job and then got menaced by unseen forces lurking in the dark.
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"Dawson's Creek" - Season 5, Episode 9 ("Four Scary Stories")

After going to see a scary movie and feeling completely unsatisfied, Joey, Jack, and Pacey arrive at Grams' house and decide to tell some scary stories of their own. First off, Joey tells how she had a creepy encounter while studying alone at the library on Halloween night. She could have gone to a party with Audrey, who reminded her that a young female student was attacked there not too long ago.

Bryce Johnson ... Library Guy
Steve Coulter ... Scary Guy



[Gram's House – Jack, Joey and Pacey are still in the house.]

Joey: You guys do realize that this calls for serious revenge?

Pacey: Oh, come on, Jo, we were just trying to prove, and quite successfully I might add, that you are now and will forever be afraid of your own shadow.

Joey: You know, you two wouldn't be quite so sure of yourselves if you knew what a weathered scream queen I was.

Pacey: Heh heh, that's right, I forgot. She's seen it all.

Joey: I don't spend all of my time with you layabouts. I have seen things, disturbing things.

Jack: Tell us a story, Joey Potter.

Joey: I don't think you can handle it.

Pacey: Right. This from a girl who 5 minutes ago was screaming bloody murder on the floor.

Joey: Ok, Pace. It was Halloween night. Audrey was walking with me to the library, which was, in itself, a sign of the apocalypse.

[Worthington University – Audrey and Joey are walking through campus. Audrey is dressed like a prom queen.]

Audrey: Ok, I know like... half a dozen kick-ass parties we could be hitting right now, and you're going to hibernate in the library. How wrong is that?

Joey: No one asked you to come with me.

Audrey: I know. I'm just seeking clarification here. Are you the most bookwormy, pathetic person alive?

Joey: Well, according to your party-till-you- drop-out standards, apparently.

Audrey: Tsk! I'm serious. Nobody should be alone in the library on Halloween.

Joey: Audrey, it's like I'm gonna be the only one. Besides, the reading material cannot be checked out, and every other time that I go there, there's always some other overzealous geek from my class using it. This is the one night I know it'll be there.

Audrey: This is such Joey Potter logic.

Joey: You know what, I'm really not in the mood to go out partying, what with everything that's happened.

Audrey: Ok, ok, I get it. You're excused.

Joey: Can I ask you something? Who are you supposed to be, anyway?

Audrey: I'm Carrie. Carrie White, tragically misunderstood telekinetic heroine of the Stephen King book?

Joey: Right, I know who Carrie is, but shouldn't you be doused in pig's blood or something?

Audrey: Well...I guess, but... bleh! What cute boy is gonna want to talk to me if I'm all red and sticky all night?

Joey: Heh. Right, but how are they going to know that you're not just some generic homecoming queen or beauty contest winner?

Audrey: Because I'll tell them.

Joey: You got the hair right.

Audrey: Thanks. Oh, god, you have no idea how bad these shoes suck right now.

[Library – Joey is studying while Audrey reads a magazine.]

Joey: Audrey, you don't have to be here. There are plenty of people. I feel perfectly safe.

Audrey: Well...the first party did start 15 minutes ago. Right, like I want to be the first idiot at the punch bowl.

Joey: Audrey, I'm not coming with you.

Audrey: Well, who asked you to?

Joey: I'm serious. I have to study. I'm going to be here late, and as much as I appreciate you coming with me, I'm fine.

Audrey: You know, sometimes when I get scared, I like to count out loud. 1, 2... 3...4. It's very calming, ok?

Joey: I'm surrounded by people. Why would I be scared?

Audrey: Ok, don't look now, but...check out the creepy man at one o'clock. He's eating the peanuts, and he keeps staring at--don't look now. Wait, wait. Ok, look. (Joey turns around and looks. The guy is definitely creepy.)

Joey: Maybe it's the tiara and prom dress that caught his eye.

Audrey: Well, he's giving me the willies.

Joey: Why?

Audrey: Some girl was attacked in this library. She's lucky that she survived, and from what I understand, she's not the only one.

Random person: Shh!

Joey: You're just trying to scare me so I leave and I go to the party with you, and it's not going to work.

Audrey: Why do you always assume that my concern is masking self-interest?

Joey: Because I know you.

Audrey: You know what? I'm going. Put your life at risk, see if I care. Don't stay out too late, ok?

Joey: I'll meet you at the dorm.

Audrey: Are you sure you don't want me to walk back with you?

Guy: Hey, miss America, are you coming or going?

Joey: She's going.

Guy: Good-bye, beauty queen.

Audrey: Excuse me. I'm Carrie, all right? Carrie White from the book and the movie. Is that not obvious to you?! God! (she stalks off. Joey goes back to studying.)

[Library – the library slowly begins to thin out until the only one left is Joey, the guy at the front desk and the creepy man eating peanuts. Suddenly the creepy man is standing next to Joey's table staring at her.]

Man: Can I borrow a pen?

Joey: Oh, yeah, um... I have one in here. (he takes the pen, but continues to stand there staring at her.) You can keep it. I don't need it.

Man: You shouldn't be here after dark. It's not safe.

Joey: Oh, well, you know what? That's ok, actually, because my boyfriend's on his way over, as soon as football practice lets out, so I'll be fine, but, um... thank you for your concern. (Joey goes over to the front desk. A cute guy sits at a computer there.) Excuse me, do you have the reading for the intellectual history of Europe? It's section 204, professor Downs' class?

Library guy: Uh, let me check. Your name?

Joey: Uh, Joey Potter. (he goes to get the readings and returns with them)

Library guy: All right. Ok, you need to read these 2 articles, and there's a reference book in the stacks. (writing on a slip) This is gonna be your call number, Joey, and I still need to locate one more book for you.

Joey: (looking at the stack) Wow. This is a lot of reading.

Library guy: Yeah.

Joey: Thanks. (she doesn't leave)

Library guy: Can I help you with something else?

Joey: Are you gonna be here for a while?

Library guy: Sure, for another hour or so, why?

Joey: Um... I was just wondering.

Library guy: You worried about that guy?

Joey: Kind of. He's just... he's a little creepy. He keeps staring at me.

Library guy: Don't worry. He's here almost every night. He's pretty harmless.

Joey: Oh, ok. Thanks.

Library guy: You got it.

(Joey goes searching through the stacks for her book. It's very quiet and there's no one around. She rounds a corner and the creepy man is standing there.)

Man: Psst! Come here. (Joey turns and runs through the stacks. She runs straight into the library guy. She gasps in fright.)

Library guy: Whoa, sorry.

Joey: Oh, I'm sorry. I think I'm just having a little bit of a moment. Um... [Whispering] I think that guy is following me.

Library guy: The creepy old guy? Well, actually, he just left.

Joey: Are you sure?

Library guy: Yeah. Look, do you want me to call campus security?

Joey: Uh, no.

Library guy: You sure?

Joey: Yeah, I'm fine. Don't worry about it.

Library guy: Ok, well, I was looking for you anyway. The other book that you need is in special editions.

Joey: Where's that?

Library guy: That's downstairs.

Joey: Are they still open?

Library guy: Um... well, they should be for another, like, 10 minutes. You want me to walk you down there?

Joey: Heh! Um... no, I'm ok. Thank you.

Library guy: Ok.

(Joey walks downstairs into a very secluded area. She goes to the special editions room and tries the knob but it's locked. She knocks on it.)

Joey: Hello? (Suddenly she hears a door slam and sees a shadow of someone coming. She ducks into a maintenance closet. A figure passes the door, but continues on and after she hears a door close in the distance, she proceeds out of the closet. She rushes back up to the ground level and runs into the library guy. She screams.)

Library guy: Whoa! You ok?

Joey: Yeah. I'm so happy to see you. That creepy man is down here.

Library guy: Yeah, I know. He followed you, and I followed him.

Joey: Thank you.

Library guy: Yeah, look, you're gonna be fine. Why— (the creepy man comes out of no where and attacks the library guy.)

Joey: ohh!

Man: (to Joey) You should've listened to me, sweetie. (The library guy attacks the creepy man, knocking him out with something.)

Library guy: (to Joey) Come on. (she follows him to the front door, where he pulls out his keys and locks it.)

Joey: What are you doing?

Library guy: So you think you could put up a fight? Because I like that in a girl.

Joey: Who was he?

Library guy: A cop. He was right, you know. Should've listened to him, sweetie.

Joey: So you're the guy-- you're the guy who attacked that girl last semester.

Library guy: Shh. Don't tell anyone, ok? (as he moves to attack her, Joey fan kicks him in the head. He continues after her and she continues to fight back, throwing books at him and using all these crazy kick boxing moves until she finally knocks him out. The "cop" comes to and sees what Joey did.)

Creepy guy/Cop: Unh. Wow. You pretty much crouching-tigered his ass.

Joey: Yeah, I guess that kickboxing class actually paid off.

[Grams' House – Jack, Joey and Pacey sit around telling their ghost stories.]

Jack: Yeah, it's a decent thrill, Jo. But as scary as the stacks may be after hours, I think the fraternity house has you beat in terms of the creep factor.