Friday, February 27, 2015

Case Study No. 1872: Captain Librarian and the League of Librarians

Captain Librarian and the Founding of Library Science
IST 511 Fall 2011 assignment - You Need a Graduate Degree For That?

Jessica Gavin, Darren Glenn, Jake Hare, Chubing Hong, Rachel Lee, Kathleen McClure.

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Music Credits at the end.
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[scene opens with three "super villains" beating up a young male patron, when the female librarian super hero (long black hair, black sweater vest, sparkly gold blouse, red elbow-length gloves and nylons) bursts in through the door and confronts them]
NARRATOR: Captain Librarian, one of the world's most beloved heroes. Everyone knows the tale of her daring exploits ... but it is few who know the tale that changed everything.
[they surround her and start beating her up]
NARRATOR: This is the story of the founding of Library Science.
[she "hulks up" and throws them all off in one move, as the camera focuses on one of the villains (white wig, white face paint, white gloves, white pants suit) landing on a nearby couch]
NARRATOR: White Out ...
[cut to another villain (sunglasses, black mask covering his mouth, black gloves, black sweater and pants) landing on the ground]
NARRATOR: The Censor ...
[cut to the last villain (striped bandana around her forehead, striped shirt, blue jeans) landing in a "ninja" pose]
NARRATOR: And Captain Jack-That-File ...
[she looks over at White Out, who points her finger at Captain Librarian]
NARRATOR: Three of Captain Librarian's most deadly arch-enemies, joining forces to take down Captain Librarian once and for all.
[Captain Jack-That-File takes out a plastic knife and charages Captain Librarian, who gets into a slap fight before pushing her away]
[cut to Captain Jack-That-File pulling out another knife and charging again, but the librarian grabs her arms and throws her off camera]
[cut to The Censor, as he grabs a punch thrown by Captain Librarian ... but then misses a bunch of his own, as the librarian elbows him in the stomach and then kicks him while he's down]
[cut to The Censor on the ground, as he slowly gets up and comes at the librarian from behind, but she grabs him (without even looking) and throws him back to the ground]
[cut to White Out as she slowly approaches the librarian (with her look of confidence on her face) ... but then the scene gets scrambled, and cut to the three villains all lying in a heap on the floor]
NARRATOR: The day was hers. The battle was the toughest she had fought yet, and left her anxious and leery ...
[cut to the librarian striking a dramatic pose outside of the library]
NARRATOR: Captain Librarian realized that she could no longer fight the evils of the world on her own. She contemplated for many days ... Finally, inspiration struck. She could change the world, with help.
[cut to Captain Librarian (in her "regular" librarian outfit) speaking to a group of people in a conference room]
NARRATOR: Captain Librarian called together the world's greatest minds, the top librarians, to share her vision.
[the camera pans around the room, as dramatic music plays and Captain Librarian continues giving her speech]
NARRATOR: She told them that it was not enough for them to be passive, but they were going to have to let loose. Get more radical.
[she walks over to a whiteboard and points to the message written there ("The mission of librarians is to improve society through faciliating knowledge creation")]
NARRATOR: They were not desk clerks, but heroes. And they had a mission.
[the camera pans around the room again]
NARRATOR: They saw the wisdom in Captain Librarian's words. This was a job that no one could nor should do alone. Their first action was to create a Library Special Forces, the foot soldiers and future of new librarianship. This was the beginning of Library Science.
[the camera focuses on a male and female librarian ("Schmedienne" and "Super Librarian"), as they turn to each other and nod before removing their glasses]
NARRATOR: From that day, the Council forever shed their mild-mannered alter egos and became ... The League of Librarians.
[cut to black and white footage of Captain Librarian speaking directly to the camera]
CAPTAIN LIBRARIAN: Greetings, future heroes. You are here because you are the best and the brightest. The ambitious hunters, the skilled seekers, and you feel compelled to use your copious talents for the good of humanity. As a librarian, you will face many trials and tribulations, villains in many forms. The training you will receive here at ...
[she moves her lips, but someone else saying "Syracuse University" is dubbed in]
CAPTAIN LIBRARIAN: Will prepare you for the challenges you will face. A Master's in Library Science is more than just a degree. It is the calling to fight against injustice and ignorance. Remember, you are not your building, you are not your books. You are a seeker, a finder, a librarian. The library is where you are, and this world needs you!

Directed by
Darren Glenn

Written by
Kathleen McClure & Rachel Lee

Based on characters created by
Kathleen McClure

Produced by
Team Awesome

Executive Producer
Rachel Lee

Edited by
Rachel Lee
Kathleen McClure

Visual Effects Supervisor
Rachel Lee

Jessica Gavin
Kathleen McClure
Chubing Hong
Jake Hare

Team Awesome

In association with
IST511 Fall 2011

A Darren Glenn film

Captain Librarian
and the
Founding of Library Science


Captain Librarian/Paige Turner ... Jessica Gavin
The Narrator ... Darren Glenn
White Out ... Kathleen McClure
Censor ... Jake Hare
Captain Jack that File ... Chubing Hong
Kid getting the tar beat outta him ... Topher Lawton
School Librarian/Schmedienne ... Rachel Lee
Librarian/Super-Librarian ... Darren Glenn
Boy/Literacy Boy ... Topher Lawton
Girl/Literacy Girl ... Meredith Levine
The Archivist/Archaia ... Jillian Healy
Children's Librarian/Cat o' Nine Tales ... Jessica Stewart
League of Librarians Member 1 ... Jill Hurst-Wahl
League of Librarians Member 2 ... Sean Molinaro
League of Librarians Member 3 ... Mikal Salaam
League of Librarians Member 4 ... Nick Berry
League of Librarians Member 5 ... Matthew Gunby
The Page ... as itself

Director ... Darren Glenn
Assistant Director ... Rachel Lee
Executive Producer ... Rachel Lee
Writers ... Kathleen McClure, Rachel Lee
Characters created by ... Kathleen McClure
Video Editing ... Rachel Lee, Kathleen McClure
Visual Effects Supervisor ... Rachel Lee
Costume Design ... Kathleen McClure
Make-up ... Rachel Lee
Stunt Double for Captain Librarian ... Darren Glenn
Assistant to Ms. Gavin ... Kathleen McClure
Assistant to Ms. McClure ... Rachel Lee
Assistant to Mrs. Lee ... Darren Glenn
Assistant to Mr. Glenn ... Tim
Assistant to Tim ... Jake Hare


"Into the Fire"
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"To Glory"
Written by Thomas J. Bergersen
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"Sons of War"
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Case Study No. 1871: Unnamed Male Librarian (Crime Club)

1 Crime Club Radio Show Death Blew Out the Match (Opening/Closing)
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["Episode 1, Death Blew Out The Match, 2nd December 1946" appears on screen, then the sound of a door opening can be heard]
LIBRARIAN: Ah, you're here ... Good! Uh, take the easy chair by the window?
[he chuckles]
LIBRARIAN: Comfortable? Good ... The book is, uh, on this shelf.
[dramatic organ music plays]
LIBRARIAN: Yes, here it is. "Death Blew Out the Match," a very absorbing story of death and mystery on a small island. Let's look at it under the reading lamp ... "It was an evening early in May, and the waters around the cape just off the coast of Massachusetts where buried under a fog as thick and as massive as any you'd want to see. Moving cautiously, a small boat makes its way slowly toward one of the islands off the cape. In the boat there are Elijah McCumber and Anne Walgreen."
["Conclusion" appears on screen]
LIBRARIAN: And so closes tonight's Crime Club book, "Death Blew Out the Match," based on the story by Kathleen Moore Knight.
[the phone rings]
LIBRARIAN: Stedman Coles did the radio adaptation, Roger Bower produced and directed ... Oh. Oh, I beg your pardon.
[the sound of the receiver being picked up can be heard]
LIBRARIAN: Hello, I hope I haven't kept you waiting ... Yes, this is the Crime Club. Why, I'm the librarian. Yes, yes. Ah, come over a week from tonight. Good, we have a very unusual story about a murderer who was revealed by postage stamps. It's called "For the Hangman."
[dramatic organ music plays]
LIBRARIAN: In the meantime?
[he chuckles]
LIBRARIAN: Well, in the meantime, there's a new Crime Club book available this week and every week at bookstores everywhere ... Mm hmm, it's available now. Quite alright, and we'll look for you next week.



BROADCAST: December 1946 - October 1947.

HOST: Barry Thomson as the host/librarian and Raymond Edward Johnson.


30-minute murder mystery stories adapted for radio by Stedman Coles or Wyllis Cooper from based on and featuring some of the stories from the Doubleday Crime Club books.

Crime Club was broadcast by Mutual and produced and directed by Roger Bower. The post war stories were by various different authors and adapted for radio by among others Stedman Coles and Wyllis Cooper (writer of Lights Out and Quiet Please). The narrator played by Barry Thomson is the supposed curator of the Crime Club library. He speaks to the listener as if they have just arrived or phoned and requested one of the Club's books.

The telephone rings, "Hello I hope I haven't kept you waiting. This is the librarian, Silent Witnesses; yes we have that Crime Club book for you, come right over." The organ plays suspenseful music, the door opens and the librarian says, "Ah you're here, good take the easy chair by the window. Comfortable? The book is on this shelf..."

He would take the book from the shelf and begin to tell the tale. The story would end with the Librarian informing you that there was a new Crime Club book available this week and every week in bookstores everywhere.



CRIME CLUB, murder-mystery anthology, based on and featuring some of the stories in the Doubleday Crime Club novel imprint.

Broadcast history: Dec. 2, 1946 - Oct. 16, 1947, Mutual. 30m, Mondays at 8 through Dec., then Thursdays at 10; also heard Wednesdays and Sundays.

Cast: Barry Thomson as the "librarian" of the Crime Club, host of the series.

Producer-Director: Roger Bower.

Sample opening: "Yes, this is the Crime Club ... I'm the librarian. Silent Witness? Yes, we have that Crime Club story for you. Come right over." Then the "reader" (listener) would arrive, and the "librarian" would put him in "the easy chair by the window." The book was opened, and the story began.

An earlier series, the Eno Crime Club, was also composed in part from Crime Club novels.



Crime Club was broadcast by Mutual and produced and directed by Roger Bower. The post war stories were by various different authors and adapted for radio by among others Stedman Coles and Wyllis Cooper (writer of Lights Out and Quiet Please). The narrator played by Barry Thomson is the supposed curator of the Crime Club library. He speaks to the listener as if they have just arrived or phoned and requested one of the Club's books.

The telephone rings, "Hello I hope I haven't kept you waiting. This is the librarian, Silent Witnesses; yes we have that Crime Club book for you, come right over." The organ plays suspenseful music, the door opens and the librarian says, "Ah you're here, good take the easy chair by the window. Comfortable? The book is on this shelf..."

He would take the book from the shelf and begin to tell the tale. The story would end with the Librarian informing you that there was a new Crime Club book available this week and every week in bookstores everywhere.



This Mutual series featured murder and mystery books that were actual Doubleday Crime Club imprints. There was a new Crime Club book "every week, at bookstores everywhere." Or so they said. It was certainly a natural to do an old time radio show to tantalize potential purchasers with half hour radio adaptations of the books.

The telephone rings"Hello, I hope I haven't kept you waiting. Yes, this is the Crime Club. I'm the Librarian. Murder Rents A Room? Yes, we have that Crime Club story for you.Come right over. (The organist in the shadowed corner of the Crime Club library shivers the ivories) The doorbell tones sullenly"And you are here. Good. Take the easy chair by the window. Comfortable? The book is on this shelf." (The organist hits the scary chord) "Let's look at it under the reading lamp." The Librarian begins reading our tale, and we begin another Crime Club offering let's hope it's not a burnt offering.

Raymond E. Johnson played the mild-mannered, albeit ominous, Librarian. Roger Bower produced and directed. Veteran Willis Cooper (Lights Out, Quiet Please) did some of the scripts from the Crime Club books.



In 1931, The Crime Club came to radio for the first time, when some of the titles from Doubleday's The Crime Club library were dramatized on The Eno Crime Club, sponsored by Eno Effervescent Salts. The CBS Radio detective series ran from February 9, 1931 until December 21, 1932. It should be noted that Eno later sponsored Blue Network's Eno Crime Clues, but that did not have anything to do with The Crime Club -- that series ran from January 3, 1933 to June 30, 1936.

Then, in 1946, The Crime Club returned to radio as half-hour adaptations from the series in the Mutual Broadcasting System's program, Crime Club. The premiere of the show was Death Blew Out the Match, which aired on Monday, December 2, 1946, filling the time-slot previously occupied by Bulldog Drummond. This new show was a completely new start for The Crime Club on radio, and not associated in any way with the prevoius Eno Crime Club or Eno Crime Clues. The 1940s series were all broadcast on the Mutual Broadcasting System (MBS), and introduced by a mysterious host known as The Librarian.

The role of The Librarian was actually portrayed by either Barry Thomson or Raymond Edward Johnson (who is famous for his role in the Inner Sanctum Mysteries). This new radio series ran from December 2, 1946 to October 16, 1947, and is available via many old-time radio channels. About half of the episodes were authored by Stedman Coles, as only half were adaptations of Doubleday's Crime Club selections.

Case Study No. 1870: Akash the Librarian

The Librarian
Join us as we follow Akash in his daily, but never routine, life at the Malone Library.

The songs in this video are "Cool Blast" and "Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod at and are licensed for my use under Creative Commons.

The other song is "Goodness" from sound
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[scene opens with a young male librarian (black hair, glasses, grey sweatshirt, blue jeans) sitting in one of the seminar rooms at the Everett L. Cattell Library, as he is reading a book (nodding to himself and moving his lips), when he suddenly looks up at the camera and slams the book shut]
AKASH: Well hello!
[he laughs and gives the camera a goofy grin]
AKASH: Didn't see you there, and for a moment!
[he laughs again]
AKASH: Well, welcome to the Malone University Library, where books are ...
[he bends down next to a stack of books and sniffs them, then turns back to the camera]
AKASH: Plentiful!
[he laughs again, then gets up]
AKASH: Well, follow me to a world of knowledge ... and discovery! There will also be some of that!
[he gives the camera another big goofy grin, then opens the door]
AKASH: Well, welcome ... into my home!
[cut to a montage of the librarian walking through the stacks and pulling books off the shelves (set to dubstep music), which finishes with him turning to the camera and giving a thumbs up]
[cut to another shot of the librarian pulling a book off the shelf, when he suddenly turns to the camera and puts a finger to his lips]
AKASH: [whispers] Shh! We're in a library!
[a loud crashing noise can be heard off camera, then cut to a male student on the floor covered in books]
[cut to the librarian standing over the student, as he puts a finger to his lips and shushes him]
AKASH: Shh! We're in a library!
[cut to the librarian speaking directly to the camera]
AKASH: Sometimes you can't reach a book you need ... that's when the tri-pedestaliac elevation device comes in handy!
[cut to a stepstool on the floor next to the librarian, as he uses it to reach a book on the top shelf]
AKASH: Works every time!
[cut to the librarian standing next to a fire extinguisher on the wall]
AKASH: What we have here is our local fire-putter-outter ... Sometimes, even in the library, it's important to be safe!
[cut to the librarian pulling a large book from the shelf]
AKASH: One time, I read the unabridged version of this book!
[he laughs, then suddenly gets a serious look on his face]
AKASH: Well actually, three times!
[he laughs again, then cut to the librarian running his fingers along some books on the shelf, when he pulls one out and moves it two places to the right]
AKASH: Frustrating!
[cut to the librarian standing next to a cabinet of map drawers]
AKASH: This section is where we organize some of our files. Here, let me show you!
[he tries to open one of the drawers, but it's locked, so he looks around confused before wandering off]
[cut to the librarian pointing at an empty shelf]
AKASH: These books are invisible.
[he pantomimes picking up one of the books and dropping it, as a loud crash can be heard]
[he then points at another empty shelf]
AKASH: These are the books that have become extinct.
[he makes an exaggerated gesture of holding his nose]
AKASH: Ew, gross!
[he laughs, then points at another empty shelf]
AKASH: These are the books that have not yet been written.
[he points at the camera]
AKASH: Maybe you will be one who will write a book ...
[he points with his other hand]
AKASH: Or you!
[he laughs]
AKASH: Or you!
[he laughs again, then adjusts his glasses]
AKASH: Well, that's all for today. I'm Akash the librarian, reminding you to read and-or write a book!
[he smiles, then uses the stepstool to reach another high book, as the scene fades to black]

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Case Study No. 1869: Lee Welch

The Other 51 Weeks: A Marketing Handbook For Librarians - Lee Welch -
Book Summary: The Other 51 Weeks: A Marketing Handbook For Librarians - Lee Welch
ISBN: 9781876938901

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The Other 51 Weeks
A Marketing Handbook for Librarians
by Lee Welch

Paperback, 120 Pages
Published: June 2006
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-876938-90-1

The title The Other 51 Weeks reflects the authors conviction that the concept of marketing for libraries goes far beyond the single week of promotional displays for Library and Information Week. There are many definitions of marketing but most come down to the same thing - it is the process of identifying and meeting client needs. Marketing is a vital building block in the process of managing and fostering our libraries. The book has an easy to follow step-by-step format to allow the reader to formulate his or her own marketing strategy. The book is intended to distil the theory and strip the hype from what is a simple but vital process that can assist todays libraries to thrive in a changing world. It puts marketing in its proper place in the librarians management tool kit.

The author has worked in public, special and academic libraries at various stages of her career, as well as the library trade sector and consultancy. As a professional project manager and consultant for over ten years, she has wide experience in identifying the needs of her clients to market and communicate effectively with their audiences. The book draws on her experience as a consultant and draws on material developed for clients by AIMA Training and Consultancy Services over many years in the field.

Case Study No. 1868: Staff of the Alachua County Library District

I AM the Library: Alachua County Library District
Find out about job opportunities at the Alachua County Library District.
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[scene opens with an older male librarian ("Nate, Cone Park") speaking directly to the camera]
NATE: Working at a branch library, I not only get to know the patrons personally, I have become a part of the community, helping to impact its development.
[cut to a young female librarian ("Miki, eBranch") speaking directly to the camera]
MIKI: Being a librarian allows me to be a perpetual learner. I sharpen my research skills and sharpen my mind with every patron interaction.
[cut to a young male librarian ("Mike, Automated Services") speaking directly to the camera]
MIKE: The library is more than just books. We can help a patron use a computer for the first time, or even reconnect with old friends through social media.
[cut to another young female librarian ("Brittany, Outreach Services") speaking directly to the camera]
BRITTANY: I enjoy helping people, so sending library materials to people that can't come into one of our branches really makes me happy.

I Am The Library
You can be the library too.

Find out about job opportunities at the library / www dot aclib dot us



For information regarding employment opportunities with the Library District please call the Alachua County Human Resources Department at (352) 374-5219 or review their listing of Library District job postings online.

For all jobs with Alachua County Library District other than internships, all applications are submitted online.

Case Study No. 1867: Unnamed Male Librarian (Mister Rogers' Neighborhood)

Mr. Rogers Calls Public Library
Mr. Rogers Calls Public Library
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MALE LIBRARIAN: Hello, [beep] Library.
MR. ROGERS: Hello?
MALE LIBRARIAN: Yes, [beep] Library.
MR. ROGERS: You know who I am?
MR. ROGERS: You know who I am?
MALE LIBRARIAN: Uh, no I don't ... [beep] Library.
MR. ROGERS: Charles R. Aber.
MALE LIBRARIAN: [pause] Yes?
MR. ROGERS: Yes, hi. Can you find the cat?
MALE LIBRARIAN: I'm sorry, I can't understand you, sir.
MR. ROGERS: Can you find the cat?
MALE LIBRARIAN: Find the what?
MR. ROGERS: Can you find the cat?
MALE LIBRARIAN: Find the cat?
MALE LIBRARIAN: Hello ... No, sir. I'm sorry, you're not making sense to me. Are you inquiring about a book?
MR. ROGERS: My grandmother Rogers taught me how to answer the phone.
MALE LIBRARIAN: [pause] Hello, sir?
MALE LIBRARIAN: Yeah, okay. You're not making sense to me. How can I help you?
MR. ROGERS: Do you have ways of showing you're angry?
MALE LIBRARIAN: [pause] Uh, can I help you, sir? Or do you have a book on hold here?
MR. ROGERS: Yes ... Hello?
MALE LIBRARIAN: I can't hear you, the connection is bad.
MR. ROGERS: Did you talk with the people you love last night about the things that you wonder about?
MALE LIBRARIAN: I'm sorry sir, I-I can't understand you.
MR. ROGERS: You're the coach, aren't you, for the team?
MALE LIBRARIAN: I'm sorry, what did you say? I didn't hear you.
MR. ROGERS: Have you ever seen anybody play the game called soccer?
MALE LIBRARIAN: Okay sir, this really is not relevant to our business here. I'm afraid I'm gonna have to stop our phone call.
MALE LIBRARIAN: Okay, sir? Alright, I'm sorry. Goodbye ...
MR. ROGERS: Bye. Bye. Bye.
[the sound of a phone hanging up can be heard]



A soundboard is a computer program, Web application, or device, traditionally created in Adobe Flash that catalogues and plays many short soundbites and audio clips. These audioclips can be taken from television shows, movies, and other pop-culture sources (notable celebrities used in the more popular soundboards include Mr. T, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mr. Rogers, etc.). Soundboards are self-contained, requiring no outside media player.

Traditionally, builders generally take sound clips said by celebrities and combine them into one Flash creation. They are most often used in prank calls, when the caller uses the soundboard to imitate a celebrity or other well-known person. The individual on the other end of the call is usually deceived into thinking that they are actually talking to a real person. In some cases, the victim associated with the prank call has no idea who the person from the soundboard is. Some users even record the calls and post them on the Internet.



The best Mr. Rogers Soundboard available. Has a variety of quotes about the bible, cats, raccoons, monsters and more.



Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 - February 27, 2003) was an American TV personality best known for starring as the host of of the PBS kids' show, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood from February 19, 1968 until his retirement on August 31, 2001. He was also an ordained Presbyterian minister. He died on February 27, 2003 of stomach cancer at the age of 74. Reruns of his series could be seen on most PBS stations until August 29, 2008 and some have chosen to continue airing it independently of the PBS feed.

His soundboards are some of the few that contain absolutely no profanity, insults, vulgarity or even angry content whatsoever, instead being filled with quotes delievered in the warm, friendly and gentle manner that Rogers was known for, both on TV and in-person. Nonetheless, they are very effective for prank calls, because taken out of context, he sounds to victims like a complete weirdo calling them, often resulting in the victims becoming very irate.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Case Study No. 1866: "Legends of the Library Ninjas"

"Legends of the Library Ninjas" graphic novel
Legends of the Library Ninjas: A Quest for Knowledge
Greg "Inky" Charland - writer/artist
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[the first panel shows two students enter the library]
ALLY: It's the first day of classes and we already have homework. I can't believe I have to write a research paper already!
DREW: I know, and I've never been in this library. How are we supposed to find anything?
[the second panel shows a closeup of the two students]
DREW: It's so big! I don't know where to begin.
[the third panel shows a large wooden sign materialize in front of them with a "Poof!"]
[the fourth panel shows the female student point at the sign with a look of shock on her face]
ALLY: Look! This sign says "Computers." Let's start at the computers.
DREW: [to himself] Where did that sign come from?
[the fifth panel shows the students walking up to the computer terminals]
ALLY: Here we go. Now we just need to search the online catalog to find books that can help us write our research papers.
[the sixth panel shows the male student sitting at a computer and talking to his classmate (as a gloved hand reaches in from off camera and sticks a post-it note to his monitor)]
DREW: I think I found something, but all I'm getting is some numbers.
[the seventh panel shows the female student pointing at the post-it note]
ALLY: Oh! This sticky note has your book written down and says "Dewey Decimal."
DREW: [to himself] Sticky note? Where'd that come from?
[the eighth panel shows the male student poking at the post-it note with his finger, while the female student grabs him by the shirt and tries to drag him towards the stacks]
ALLY: According to your sticky note, this Dewey Decimal thing can help us find the book we need.
DREW: I think you're right. What about the note?
ALLY: Leave it! Come on!
[the ninth panel shows the female student reaching for a book on the top shelf]
ALLY: Here's the book! The Dewey Decimal System is a way of organizing the books. It is broken up into numbered subject groups.
[the tenth panel shows the female student turning towards her classmate (as a gloved hand reaches out from the other side of the bookcase and hands her the book)]
ALLY: It's pretty easy ... If you know your decimals, you're good.
DREW: [to himself] I'm getting hungry. I wonder if I can get a cookie around here?
[the eleventh panel shows the two students looking at the book]
DREW: We found our books, but we need more references. Can we find stuff online?
[the twelfth panel shows the female student looking back at the computer terminals]
ALLY: Yeah! Let's go see what else we can find on the computers!
[the thirteenth panel shows the two students walking back towards the computers, as three shadows can be seen on the floor behind them]
DREW: [to himself] I could really go for a cookie right now.
[the fourteenth panel shows the male student sitting at a computer, when what appears to be a large knife (with a note attached to the end) is thrown from off camera and embeds itself in the keyboard with a "Thunk"]
DREW: Gaahhhh!
[the fifteenth panel shows the female student sitting at the computer next to him, as she calmly puts a finger to her lips and shushes him]
ALLY: Shhhh! This is a library.
[the sixteenth panel shows the two students examining the object]
DREW: What on earth is this?
NARRATOR: It's a kunai. A kunai is a Japanese tool possibly derived from the masonry trowel. It was used as a multi-functional weapon. It is commonly associated with the ninja, who used it to gouge holes in walls.
[the seventeenth panel shows the female student pointing at the kunai and smiling]
ALLY: Look! It says what we can find on these computers.
[the eighteenth panel shows the female student reading the note attached to the kunai]
ALLY: "Start with general keywords. You can narrow results from there. Try alternate keywords if you don't find the results you need."
[the nineteenth panel shows the male student staring blankly at her as she continues reading]
ALLY: "If you need your information immediately, you should limit your results to full-text."
DREW: Okaay ...
ALLY: "Also, each database will have slightly different information. Try more than one database! Evaluating sources can be confusing."
[the twentieth panel shows the male student with a bored look on his face, as she continues reading]
ALLY: "Library databases can be more reliable than Google or Yahoo, because you can find stuff from academic journals and peer-reviewed sources."
DREW: Uh huh ...
ALLY: "If you are using a search engine, stick to official websites that would know the most about a subject."
DREW: I see ...
[the twenty first panel shows the male student with a slight scowl on his face, as she continues reading]
ALLY: "A scholarly or peer-reviewed article is one that has been edited and fact-checked by a professional authority on a chosen topic. They can be found best in the library databases.
DREW: Yes, but ...
[the twenty second panel shows the male student brandishing kunai with an angry look on his face, as the background turns red]
DREW: It doesn't explain what this is and where it came from!
NARRATOR: It's a kunai, Drew. We told you on the previous page.
STUDENT: [from off camera] Hey, relax newbie. It's just the ninjas.
[the twenty third panel shows the two students staring at each other, as they both say "Ninjas?"]
[the twenty fourth panel shows another male student sitting at one of the computer terminals]
STUDENT: Yeah, library ninjas. They help out around here.
[the twenty fifth panel shows the student raise his hand without looking, as someone off camera tosses him a book]
[the twenty sixth panel shows the student holding out the book in front of him]
[the twenty seventh panel shows the female student angrily yelling]
ALLY: Ninjas? Yeah right! If we have ninjas instead of normal librarians, how do we get interlibrary loans? What if the library doesn't have any books that match your topic and no access to online journals that might help?
[the twenty eighth panel shows the female student turn to her classmate and continue arguing, while he stares wide-eye at something behind her]
ALLY: The library easily finds and requests books from other libraries across the United States, depending on where the item is being sent from. It could take anywhere from a day to a month. So there can't be library ninjas ... Drew! What are you staring at?
[the twenty ninth panel shows the male student pointing behind her, as she turns and looks]
[the thirtieth panel shows three ninjas posing dramatically in front of them]
[the thirty first panel shows one of the ninjas handing the female student a book]
NINJA 1: I apologize that it took so long to get this to you, but it was in Nebraska. That's a far run, even for us.
ALLY: Err ...
[the thirty second panel shows the ninja bowing, so she bows in return]
ALLY: Thank you.
[the thirty third panel shows the ninja putting his arms around the two students]
NINJA 1: We can help you find more than books. We can help you find ...
[the thirty fourth panel shows one of the ninjas rappelling down a rope, carrying a stack of books in one hand]
NINJA 2: Journals, magazines ...
[the thirty fifth panel shows another ninja holding a stack of newspapers]
NINJA 3: Newspapers, periodicals ...
[the thirty sixth panel shows another ninja holding a DVD case entitled "Ninja Master"]
NINJA 1: DVDs and graphic novels.
[the thirty seventh panel shows the two students talking to one of the ninjas]
ALLY: You'll be here whenever we need anything?
NINJA 1: Yes, you just have to ask.
[the thirty eighth panel shows the male student pointing to an image of a cookie]
DREW: Like if I need a cookie?
[the thirty ninth panel shows the ninja wagging a finger in the male student's face]
NINJA 1: Don't push it.
DREW: Awww.
[the fortieth panel shows a closeup of the ninja]
NINJA 1: We have other work to attend to.
[the forty first panel shows the three ninjas standing side by side]
NINJA 1: But we'll be around.
[the forty second panel shows the ninjas disappearing in a puff of smoke]
[the forty third panel shows a plate of cookies sitting on a chair ... a kunai is stuck in the side of the chair (with a note reading "Cookies"), and a katana sword is stuck in the floor nearby (with a note reading "Now Get to Work")]
[the forty fourth panel shows the two students looking at each other and smiling, as they both say "Best. Library. Ever!"]



Ally and Drew are on a quest for knowledge as they explore the university library in search of resources for their assignment, with a little help from the stealthy library ninjas!



Monday, Aug. 20, 2012

Stealth education: Ninjas, graphic novel explain library services to Salina students

SALINA -- Seldom seen, library ninjas perform heroic acts to ensure their patrons have access to information. These mythic vigilantes and their escapades are brought to life in "Legends of the Library Ninjas: A Quest for Knowledge," a graphic novel resulting from a partnership between Kansas State University Salina and Kansas Wesleyan University.

The graphic novel was co-written and illustrated by K-State Salina student Greg Charland, senior in computer systems technology, Abilene.

Charland worked with Heidi Blackburn, undergraduate services librarian at K-State Salina, and Kate Wise, associate librarian at Kansas Wesleyan, to create storyboards.

In addition to giving final approval for the graphic novel, the librarians teamed up to write the last five pages of the booklet, which include tutorials on how to conduct effect research, such as using Boolean logic, finding and evaluating sources, and using the Dewey decimal system.

Blackburn received a $3,500 Academic Excellence Award from the university for the project.

K-State Salina students will be introduced to the graphic novel during the campus' Wildcat Welcome Week activities, with a Library Ninjas party that will include the book, ninja-themed snacks, prizes and giveaways. All Kansas Wesleyan University freshmen will receive the book during library instruction day in early September, as part of Wesleyan Challenge.



Academic Librarians Get Graphic
By Meredith Schwartz on November 20, 2012

Kansas State University Salina and Kansas Wesleyan University partnered to create a graphic novel that explains how to conduct effective library research. Heidi Blackburn, undergraduate services librarian at Kansas State Salina, and Kate Wise, associate librarian at Kansas Wesleyan, worked with Kansas State Salina student Greg Charland to create storyboards. Blackburn and Wise wrote the instructional portion, and Charland co-wrote and illustrated the result: Legends of the Library Ninjas: A Quest for Knowledge.

Undead Inspiration

The comic was inspired by a similar effort at a nearby institution, Blackburn told LJ. McPherson College's Miller Library created the Library of the Living Dead comic a couple of years ago. Blackburn and Wise frequently collaborate with the creators, Matt Upson and Michael Hall, because their schools are nearby and have similar student populations. So they were excited about the concept and waited eagerly for the results.

When Upson and Hall officially presented at the Kansas Library Association Spring Conference, "We immediately asked Michael Hall if he could do" something similar for them, Blackburn said, "but he was committed to other libraries who had gotten to him first." So they turned to Charland, who was so intrigued by the project that he gave them a discount on his fee. Charland was paid out of a $3,500 K-State Academic Excellence Award grant, which also covered the K-State portion of the printing costs. Library Ninjas was printed by print-on-demand graphic novel publisher, ComixPress, and online access was set up through Issuu, so they could track analytics.

Since McPherson had just done zombies, K-State and Kansas Wesleyan chose ninjas based on a long-standing campus joke. "We joke that we have them because chairs gets pushed in and stations cleaned up but nobody ever sees anyone doing those things." Blackburn assured LJ that the ninja characters are not based on her or Wise personally.

Measuring Comic Impact

To assess the viability of the project, the librarians conducted a survey in advance, and found that 66 percent of K-State students surveyed were optimistic about using a graphic novel as a handbook, and 54 percent at Kansas Wesleyan. According to Blackburn, they found that freshmen and sophomores were extremely receptive to the idea, while juniors and seniors were not as open to it. Blackburn attributes the difference in part to the fact that juniors and seniors have more specific research needs, based on their majors, rather than library skills in general, and in part to the fact that more recently matriculated students are more familiar with graphic novels being present in their high school library collections. (K-State maintains a small graphic novel collection of its own as well.)

Kansas State Salina debuted the book at a Library Ninjas party during the campus' Wildcat Welcome Week in August, and all K-State Salina Freshman University Experience courses, as well as other introductory courses, added the graphic novel to their library instruction curriculum. It was announced on Facebook, Twitter, and the library blog. Advance copies were given to the admissions and public relations offices, the writing center, and academic advising. A display and print copies were available in the library, and a link to the electronic version on the library website. All Kansas Wesleyan University freshmen received the book during library instruction day in early September, as part of Wesleyan Challenge, a required first-year experience program. An email introducing the graphic novel was sent to the faculty and the public relations office. An announcement was made on the college's home page, and the library's, with a link to the electronic version, and it was supported by a display in the library's main case.

Afterwards, both schools surveyed students in their university experience courses to see whether the comic had been a success. Said Blackburn, "the assessment turned out much better than we even anticipated." Blackburn and Wise had expected about half of the students to successfully demonstrate the skills taught in the comic; actually, the results were higher, with over 80 percent on both campuses now able to successfully use Boolean search strings, and about 60 percent to identify the online catalog as the way to find books. Some 49 percent of K-State students could identify interlibrary loan, and 73 percent of Kansas Wesleyan students.

Not only was the comic effective, it was appealing. Some 84 percent of K-State students surveyed rated the graphic novel as "awesome" or "pretty cool", and 65 percent of Kansas Wesleyan students. About half of the students said they would refer to the comic again in future.

Neither campus showed any difference in response between the print and electronic versions of the comic. And both have seen increased traffic to the library this year, though Blackburn is careful to note that other factors mean that increase can't necessarily be correlated to the comic: Kansas Wesley added a new academic success center to the library and K-State added two new majors to the campus. And once those additional bodies get to the library, they're also behaving differently: Blackburn says "we've seen an increase in students helping themselves to our stacks, doing self-service, rather than immediately going to the desk."

There's no sequel in the works, at least for now. Next steps for the library ninjas include being "consistently implemented in our university experience courses as part of the permanent curriculum" and tracking the results over several years.

Case Study No. 1865: Sir Terry Pratchett (Wannabe Librarian)

Sir Terry Pratchett on Libraries
"I taught myself more in the library than school taught me." -Terry Pratchett

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["Sir Terry Pratchett on Libraries" appears on screen, then cut to the author sitting and speaking directly to the camera]
TERRY PRATCHETT: When I found our local library, because I wanted to read and have every book in the library!
[cut to another angle of Pratchett]
TERRY PRATCHETT: Once I found reading, reading itself just filled my veins. Really ... And I absolutely read everything! And so, I went up to the head librarian, this was a small local library, and I said--
[he mimics a young boy's squeaky voice]
TERRY PRATCHETT: "Please, sir!" Um ... "I want to be a librarian when I grow up! Uh, can I come work here on Saturdays?"
[cut to another angle of Pratchett]
TERRY PRATCHETT: And he says, "Oh. Okay. We can't pay you anything" ... And I was very grateful, because I had been prepared to pay him!
[cut to another shot of Pratchett speaking directly to the camera]
TERRY PRATCHETT: I used to leave the library everday, every day when I was there, with two very very big bags full of library books. They took, uh, the lady showed a blind eye to this, because they knew that I would bring them back, because I didn't have any room in my room for books anyway.
[cut to another angle of Pratchett]
TERRY PRATCHETT: And I, I read and read and read! So I was, I was reading every damned thing in the library that there was! Eclectically, I was ... y'know, that was it.
[cut to another angle of Pratchett]
TERRY PRATCHETT: But I'm only doing it because I just wanted to read everything! I just wanted to know everything! I read about the Silk Road.
[cut to another angle of Pratchett]
TERRY PRATCHETT: The trouble was ... I mean, I taught myself more in the library than school taught me! More history, more interesting history, more just about everything.
["Dodger by Terry Pratchett" appears on screen]



Sir Terence David John Pratchett, more commonly known as Terry Pratchett, is an English novelist, known for his frequently comical work in the fantasy genre. He is best known for his popular and long-running Discworld series of comic fantasy novels. Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and since his first Discworld novel (The Color of Magic) was published in 1983, he has written two books a year on average. Pratchett is also known for close collaboration on adaptations of his books.

Pratchett was the UK's bestselling author of the 1990s, and as of December 2007, he has sold more than 55 million books worldwide, with translations made into 36 languages. He is currently the second most-read writer in the UK, and seventh most-read non-US author in the US. In 2001, he won the Carnegie Medal for his children's novel The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents.

Pratchett was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) "for services to literature" in 1998. He was knighted in the 2009 New Year Honours. In December 2007, Pratchett publicly announced that he was suffering from early onset Alzheimer's disease, subsequently making a substantial public donation to the Alzheimer's Research Trust, and filming a program chronicling his experiences with the disease for the BBC.

Case Study No. 1864: Myrina, Librarian of Old Tarantia

Age of Conan - Ankunft nach Tarantia (Aquilonien) [GER #49]
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um genauer zu sein, die Hauptstadt Tarantia.
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Aquilonien liegt eingebettet zwischen mehreren Nationen in mitten des Hyborischen Kontinents, ostlich der piktischen Wildniss, westlich des militanten Nemediens, nordlich des halbzivilisierten Zingaras, sowie sUdlich der cimmerischen Tundren.

Inmitten der Nation erstrecken sich fruchtbare Ackerlander, durchzogen von einigen der grossten FlUsse der Welt. Uberall trifft man auf Jagdgesellschaften und sowohl die Pfade der Wildniss, als auch die ausgebauten Strassen der Aquilonischen Zivilisation werden von deren Soldaten patroulliert.

Auf den ersten Blick mag man ein Reich des Uberschusses sehen errichtet auf einem der wohl besten Landstriche Hyborias.

Leider ist dem nicht wirklich so. Auch wenn Konig Conan grosse Opfer erbracht hat um sein Konigreich von internen Quarelen und Zankereien seiner Lords zu befreien und ebenso die Bedrohungen der umliegenden Reiche abzuwenden, so sieht sich Aquilonien doch einer gewissen Unruhe gegenUber.

Grosse Teile der im heutigen Aquilonien lebenden Bevolkerung, seien es die Bossonier, die Poitanier, die Gundermanner oder andere, welche Conan unter seiner Herrschaft vereint hat, ziehen im verborgenen ungenannte Grenzen durch das Reich und beanspruchen diese Gebiete fUr sich.

In dieser Nation ist es Conan, der Barbar, welcher aus der Hauptstadt Tarantia sein Reich von seinem machtigen Thron aus regiert, indem er Gesetze und Verordnungen an seinen treuen Vasallen, an Lords und Nobelmannern weitergibt.

Tarantia ist eine riesige urbane Masse eingekesselt in seine riesigen Mauern. Bevolkerungsgruppen verschiedenster Regionen bezeichnen Tarantia als ihr Heim.
Als fast uneinnehmbare Festung stehen die Mauern Tarantias in der Landschaft bewacht von der Elite Armee Tarantias der "Black Legion".

Viele Reisende besuchen diesen Kessel der Kulturen in der Hoffnung ein StUck des schillernden Wohlstandes und der Macht Tarantias fUr sich beanspruchen zu konnen.

Die wundervolle Landschaft Aquiloniens ist gespickt mit den unzahligen Anwesen der Oberschicht und des Adels, sowie mit kleinen verstreuten Dorfern, alle von den dort ansassigen niederen Adligen regiert.

Diese Gruppen sollten eigentlich alle dem Konig ihre ewige Treue schworen, viele derer tun dies auch bereitwillig, doch ebenso viele widert es an einen Barbaren als Konig auf dem Thron zu sehen und so folgen sie der Krone mehr aus PflichtgefUhl als aus fester Uberzeugung.

Auch wenn die aquilonische Politik durchaus todlich sein, so bleibt sie doch nicht die einzige Bedrohung innerhalb des Reiches. Mogen es nemedische Soldner, piktische Stamme oder andere Diener viel dunklerer Machte sein, es scheint so, als seien diese Feinde des Reiches nur hier um jedes noch so kleine FUnkchen des Frieden im Reich zu storen.

Doch trotz all dieser Gefahren, mag man Aquilonien als eines der Juwele der Hyborischen Konigreiche bezeichnen. Es ist ein Land voller stolzer, sowohl adliger als auch bUrgerlicher, Bewohner, auch wenn unter der Oberflache der saftigen grUnen Wiesen und frisch gepflUgten Weizenfelder ein Sturm der Unruhe heranwachst. Eines Tages, und das vielleicht schon frUher als Konig Conan lieb ist, mogen die seidenen Vorhange Aquiloniens fallen und das Land seinen Intriganten ausgeliefert sein.
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Age of Conan: Unchained (formerly known as Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures) is a fantasy-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by a Norwegian computer video game developer company, Funcom, and is published by Eidos Interactive for Microsoft Windows.

The game's pre-release occurred on May 17, 2008, available to those who had pre-ordered the game and registered for early access; the full release and launch of the game was May 20, 2008 in Northern America, and May 23, 2008 for Europe. Although originally announced as being available for the Xbox 360, the console version has now been cancelled. Originally, in order to continuously play Hyborian Adventures, users were required to pay a monthly subscription fee. In May 2011 Funcom announced that a free-to-play (F2P) option would become available later in the year, although customers would still have the option to subscribe. The free version of the game became available in June 2011, offering limited access to game content, while subscribers received 'premium' access to all available game content. A microtransaction system was introduced in summer 2011 to enable players to purchase in-game items via Funcom Points.

On February 22, 2013 the game was released as a free-to-play title on Steam.

Hyborian Adventures was the first installment of a planned "Age of Conan" series. Age of Conan itself takes place within the continent of the Hyborian kingdoms, a year after the events depicted in Robert E. Howard's Conan novel, The Hour of the Dragon. Hyborian Adventures' release celebrated the 76th anniversary of the Conan franchise.



Old Tarantia - The Great Library

Type: Quest Giver
Level: 40
X: 834, Y: 466

Quests Given
The Scholar's Pages (Part I - Tales for Sale)
The Urchin (Part V - A Sailor's Son)
Words of Wisdom (Part II - Lemurian Writings)
The Woman Who Never Died (Part II - A Legend in the Flesh)



Quest:The Scholar's Pages

I. Tales for Sale
* Get "The Shadow Over Acheron"
* Get "The Pashtun Horror"
* Get "The Haunter of the Dark"

Journal Entry
I've been tasked with finding copies of three rare books for Myrina, who works at the library in Old Tarantia. She has promised to pay me well if I manage to find copies of 'The Shadow Over Acheron', 'The Pashtun Horror' and 'The Haunter of the Dark'. She has heard rumors about the books from as far north as Cimmeria and as far south as Stygia. She suspects that one of the books may be as close as the Noble District.

II. Three Stories
* Deliver "The Shadow Over Acheron" to Myrina
* Deliver "The Pashtun Horror" to Myrina
* Deliver "The Haunter of the Dark" to Myrina

Journal Entry
I have recovered the three books, albeit in far worse repair than their original states. I should return with the books to Myrina before they deteriorate further.

* 5000 XP
* 18 57
* Librarian's Quill



It has come to my attention that your inheritance now includes a page from a rare tome, The Long Night of Lost Souls. The ancient parchment is fragile and, if left unclaimed, will most certainly disintegrate to dust. This is your best course of action.

I fear the warning I am about to pen will only tickle your curiosity further, but I write it anyway: do not claim this page. It is mortally dangerous. The book is said to bring untold suffering to all who read from it, even a single word opens the reader to contact with the restless dead and eldritch truths best left forgot. Please, do not put yourself at greater risk. Moldy superstitions aside, the scribbling of dark sorcerers are not the best reading on a bright afternoon - let alone this dim-dark time of year.

However, if you ignore this warning and claim the cursed inheritance, it is in your best interest to dispose of the page immediately. Do not read it. By the gods, do not try to puzzle out the meaning of the crazed 'prophecies'. Obsessions over ancient prophecies have cost me too many friends already.

From Myrina, Librarian of Old Tarantia

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Case Study No. 1863: "A lonely librarian keeps objects in his library, hidden inside books"

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A lonely librarian keeps objects in his library, hidden inside books, each object representing the essence of the literary content.
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[scene opens inside a library, as old-timey music plays while the lone lightbulb hanging above the center of the room buzzes and flickers]
[cut to a closeup of a pair of shoes walking through the library]
[cut to a closeup of the lightbulb]
[cut to a closeup of the male librarian's face (with old-timey muttonchops) as he looks over the shelves]
[cut to a closeup of the shelf, as the librarian runs his fingers over the various books ("E.F. Eversmann", "A. Elsheimer", "Jose L. Elizondo")]
[cut to another shot of the shelf ("T.S. Eliot - Poetry", "G. Eliot - The Mill of the Floss"), as the librarian's finger stops on one particular book, obscuring the title on the spine]
[cut to the librarian picking up the book ("Th. Edison - In the Absence of Light ... ") and opening it, to reveal that it has been hollowed out and contains a lightbulb inside]
[cut to a wide angle shot of the library (as the light is no longer buzzing and flickering) and the librarian exiting through the door]

Case Study No. 1862: Staff of Harold B. Lee Library Book Repair

BR | Harold B. Lee Library Book Repair
We help good books get better! The book repair department at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University works tirelessly to mend, repair, revive, and bring books back to life.
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["BR Book Repair" appears on screen, as several shots of librarians dressed in medical scrubs are shown, while a "sound-alike" version of the theme song from the TV show "ER" plays]
[cut to more shots of librarians and student workers (wearing surgical masks) as they push book carts through the library]
[cut to a shot of a female librarian (wearing a surgical mask) standing over the camera, as a student worker hands her a scalpel ... then someone off camera sprays her with liquid (library paste to simulate blood?)]
[cut to a shot of the "operating table", as the librarian works on an old-looking book]
[cut to a shot of a male librarian (wearing a surgical mask and a name tag reading "Jeff") as he looks up at the camera and nods]
[cut to several quick shots of the various members of the library staff, then to a shot of Boyesen's "The Works of Schiller" on the operating table]
[cut to a male librarian pushing a book cart slowly towards the camera, as other staff members follow behind him]
[cut to a shot of three librarians standing over the camera, as they place a book down on top of it, then "HBLL Book Repair, Helping Good Books Get Better!" appears on screen]



Seriously, I could fill the list here with just productions from The Harold B. Lee Library Multimedia Unit . Among some of the ones I liked includes the short but effective videos using unreliable sources like fortune tellers, used car sales persons to drive in the point of using reliably sources. See Library Databases | The Card Reader , Library Databases | The Used Car Salesman and the Library Databases | YouTube Kid

I also liked the warm, moving, THE Library | What Changes Us video as well as the National Treasure like Special Collections | Theatrical Trailer, not to mention the famous Old Spice spoofs

But in the end the one I am going to showcase is BR, book repair , a spoof of ER the TV show opening credits. If you have ever watched the show you will marvel at how good this is. I would add this concept isn't new , see Arlington Heights Memorial Library's Technical Services for a less polished example.



Theft, on-going construction, heavy traffic, damage to property and crowded areas - although these problems sound like a New Yorker's headache, they happen in Provo at the Harold B. Lee Library.

The constant shuffle of people through the library's only exit keep security officers busy monitoring the alarm system for theft, checking returned books for damages and patrolling for sneaky snackers from 7 a.m. until midnight each day.

The alarms at the exit are set off three to four times a day, said Ryan Judd, the library's supervising security officer. Each time, an "F.I." or filled interview card is completed for police records. The card contains the person's name and an explanation of what set off the alarm.

Common excuses for a book not being checked out are the person forgot to check it out or someone slipped the book in a backpack as a joke. A few people are not BYU students that try to leave without checking out a book. In most cases of attempted theft, it is a BYU student who forgot their ID or has lost library privileges, Judd said.

The cards are used to monitor whether a pattern develops with a certain person, but no citations are usually given, Judd said. A few do escape with books not checked out, but most are caught, he said.

"When (a robbery) happens, it makes us take a hard look at what we are doing and what we can do better," Judd said

Theft is not the only problem faced by the library security. The main problem is actually book abuse, Judd said.

Judd feels the cause of this problem is selfishness. When a patron cuts out a page for personal use, that periodical or book cannot be used again by someone else, he said.

Mutilation includes everything from ripping out pages to highlighting a sentence. The library has had cases ranging from pen marks to a book shot with a gun, Judd said.

The damaged books are reported by the on-duty security officers at the exit book-return desk. When a book is turned in, the officer looks it over for anything from missing pages to pen marks.

If some damage is discovered, the student who returned the book is called in for a personal interview to explain, Judd said. If the student refuses to come in, the case is referred to the police department.

Fines for damaged books are often a flat $100, which goes to the general university fund. If the book is rare, or must be replaced, the student is also responsible for those additional charges.

"There is malicious mutilation and then there is just not taking care of the book," Judd said.

Many patrons may not understand the impact book damage has on a library.

Students need to be educated about how to treat a library book and what constitutes abuse, Judd said.

The library receives 150 books a month, on average, that are damaged and need mending, said James Fairbourn, supervisor of book repair. The most common abuse is writing or highlighting in the book. Other books sent to be repaired are wet, have cut or torn pictures and pages or are stained, he said.

Although many of the books can be repaired without having to be replaced, the amount of work that goes into the repair process is incredible, Fairbourn said.

About 5 books a month are so damaged they need to be replaced. The library spends $200 to $1000 a month replacing these books, Fairbourn said.

"If a book is out of print, which happens sometimes, it costs extra to get a hold of," Fairbourn said. "Even if the book does not need to be replaced, we spend $100-$500 a month in labor and repair costs."

A display about mutilation of books is now in the glass case near the circulation desk. Judd has also approached BYU professors to ask their classes not to highlight in library books.

Case Study No. 1861: Staff of the Sunshine Valley Library

3619 Killer Librarian by Kirwan, Mary Lou Kirwin, Mary Lou
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Killer Librarian
by Mary Lou Kirwin

Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Pocket Books; Original edition (November 27, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1451684649
ISBN-13: 978-1451684643

Don't miss the beginning of the Karen Nash series with the charming first book, Killer Librarian, which Booklist praised as "engaging" and Library Journal called "a fun, gentle puzzler."


Champion of the mystery section at a small-town Minnesota library, Karen Nash is about to embark on a dream trip to London - a literary tour inspired by every murderous intrigue, wily suspect, and ingenious crime found in the pages of the British mysteries that she devours. But she's clueless why the love of her mid-life, Dave, would dump her hours before takeoff - until she spies him at the airport with a young honey on his arm! She decides the best revenge (for now) is to get on that plane anyway...and entertain schemes for Dave's untimely demise while crossing the pond.

After touching ground in the hallowed homeland of Christie, Sayers, and Peters, she checks into a cozy B & B run by charming bibliophile Caldwell Perkins. Soon she's spilling tears in her pint at the corner pub, sharing her heartbreak saga with a stranger. That night, a B & B guest drops out of circulation - permanently. And when Dave and his cutie turn up in London, Karen realizes they are an assassin's target. With the meticulous attention to detail that makes her a killer librarian, Karen sleuths her way through her own real-life mystery - in which library science meets the art of murder.



Planned for months, librarian Karen Nash's vacation to London doesn't even start as it should. She is packed and waiting for the taxi when her traveling companion, boyfriend Dave, calls to cancel. She goes anyway, only to find Dave and his new girlfriend on the same plane. Once in London, she checks into the originally booked bed-and-breakfast, where the other guests are in town for the flower show. That night Karen goes to the local pub with the B&B owner and drunkenly tells a stranger, Guy, about being dumped by Dave and how she could just kill him. Later that night, unable to sleep, she goes to the sitting room only to find another guest dead. It's ruled an accidental death, but enmities and past connections among the other guests cause some doubts in Karen's mind. Meanwhile, a cryptic message from Guy makes her wonder if he took her words too literally. This engaging cozy has it all-English bookshops, flower shows, dotty sisters, plenty of surprises-along with an engaging premise for a continuing series.



Near the start of Kirwin's captivating debut, smalltown Minnesota librarian Karen Nash is looking forward to her first holiday in England. When Karen's plumber boyfriend, Dave, dumps her and cancels the trip just hours before departure, the undaunted Karen manages to secure a plane ticket on her own dime. Soon after, she spots none other than the newly dubbed “Mr. Toad” and a skinny blonde boarding the same plane. Dave and his new honey are too absorbed in each other to notice Karen on the transatlantic flight. Once in London, while on a pub night out with the owner of the B&B where she's staying, a heartbroken Karen confides in a mysterious man that she fantasizes about murdering her scoundrel of an ex-boyfriend. A whopping headache later, Karen discovers a fellow B&B guest dead. Signs suggest that Dave and his honey could be next. Literary allusions, from Winnie the Pooh to Ian McEwan, distinguish this from the common run of cozies.



You know how it feels when you open the pages of a new book, the sense that all is possible, that this might be the book that will sweep you up so completely that you will lose yourself in its story, not stopping to eat or sleep or answer the phone, and when it ends, you will be close to weeping, knowing this experience might never happen again?

Well, that's how I felt the morning of my first-ever trip, with my boyfriend Dave, to England, a place I had come to know intimately thus far only through books, starting with the Hundred Acre Wood of Winnie-the-Pooh continuing to present-day London streets of Ian McEwan's Atonement.

A place of infinite promise and romance was how I viewed England. The thought that I would be there within the day made me feel as if bubbles were popping on the surface of my skin. Back to the homeland, for I'm of English descent: Nash, Karen Nash.

My trip, indeed, was to prove unforgettable.

Standing behind the counter at the Sunshine Valley Library, my assistant librarian, Rosie, was staring off into space and putting a couple more bobby pins in her short, spiky auburn hair, just for decoration. When she saw me, she wrinkled her nose and asked in her squeaky voice, "What are you still doing here?"

I shrugged, hoping that I didn't need to explain.

When she continued to stare at me with her big blue eyes, I said, "Just checking on things one last time. In case you needed anything from me ... "

"I want you to get on that darn plane." She squinched her mouth to one side, "But as long as you're here, there is one thing I want to ask you."

Rosie was a good twenty years younger than me, but rather than the daughter I had never had, she was my best friend. She was slightly taller than me and weighed thirty pounds more than my 122 pounds - a little rounder than she wanted to be. I thought her absolutely gorgeous - lovely skin and fantastic dimples.

She had three tattoos, all birds and quite small, one pierced eyebrow, and a belly-button piercing, which I had never seen, thank the Lord. I finally got my ears pierced at her urging when I turned forty-five, but I wasn't quite ready for a tattoo.

While we both were library professionals, Rosie had made the transition to the twenty-first century as a media specialist; she was an absolute whiz on the computer. The title of plain old "librarian" still suited me.

Rosie was way into speculative fiction - often asking me her favorite question, what if? - and I was the champion of the mystery section. I loved the psychology of people pushed to the ultimate act of desperation and passion. I adored the classic hardboiled guys - Raymond Chandler, Ross MacDonald, and Dashiell Hammett - but some of my favorite writers were the latest crop of British women - Frances Fyfield, Minette Walters, and our own Elizabeth George. The mysteries that asked the question "why?" were the ones I had always cherished.

Having read literally thousands of them, I was sure I knew every which way of killing someone. I never thought a time would come when I would make use of it.

"Did I tell you that he came in again yesterday, the cute sci-fi guy?" Rosie whispered, her eyes wide with glee. Rosie had developed a severe crush on a library patron. It happens. We librarians are only human. The young man she had her eye on came in about once a week. Rosie liked the kind of books he checked out: lots of sci-fi with a little gardening thrown in. She liked his glasses, thick black frames. And she liked his name: Richard Wrangler. The fact that he was a frequent library patron answered the first question we wondered about on seeing a cute man - does he read?

"You might have mentioned it two or three times," I said.

"How did you get Dave to ask you out?"

I thought back to when I had met Dave, who is a plumber, arriving at my doorstep with his box of tools. "I didn't really have to work very hard. It seemed as if it was meant to be."

"You make it sound easy. And now look, you're going to England together. What should I do to get this guy to notice me?"

"You could stop up your toilet."

When she gave me her slivered-eye look, I suggested, more reasonably, "You could comment on something he's taking out."

"What if I haven't read it?"

"Wouldn't be good to be caught in a lie so early on in your relationship. Maybe say something like you've heard it's a good book."

"I could do that." She fingered her eyebrow piercing. "Don't you think he's cute?"

I had only seen Richard once. He looked like I had always pictured Ichabod Crane, tall and thin to the point of it being slightly painful. "He's got a certain charm."

Rosie reached out and put her hand on my shoulder. "I can't believe you're leaving. I'm going to miss you. E-mail, snail mail, postcards are even good."

I nodded, getting a little misty. I couldn't believe I was going on this trip either, but I knew adventure was waiting for me over the ocean.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Case Study No. 1860: Kaede Fuyutsuki

Kaede Fuyutsuki - Librarian
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This Beautiful Librarian Wants to Erase Her Past
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Case Study No. 1859: Madeline Grant (Wannabe Librarian)

"Great Rack" Girl's Sexy Campaign Draws Criticism
Madeline Grant's "great rack" campaign at Oxford University has started a firestorm of criticism that she is engaging in sexism, and voluntarily sexualizing herself to get cheap votes for a librarian position.

Is her campaign slogan of "I don't hack, I just have a great rack" sexist? Or is it just harmless satire? Should she be applauded for pushing the bounds of normally dry campus elections? Or chastised for exploiting her body?

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[scene opens with footage from the The Young Turks' college-themed YouTube show, as co-hosts Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola are talking]
ANA: Nineteen-year-old Madeline Grant goes to Oxford University, and she wanted to get a job as a Union librarian. And as a result, she had her own little campaign, and the slogan of her campaign, if you will, was "I don't hack, I just have a great rack."
[the audience laughs, as "'Great Rack' Causes Sexism Row" appears on screen]
ANA: Um ... So, women at Oxford University are upset at this because they're saying, "Look, this is sexist, it's pushing the idea that sexualizing women is okay." And even if she was trying to be light-hearted and fun, it's unacceptable and she shouldn't have done this. So, she then changed her slogan to "I don't hack, I'm just here for the craic."
[the audience laughs]
ANA: But don't ... Hold on, listen. I know that sounds even worse, but "craic" in this case is spelled "C-R-A-I-C," and it means like gossip, news, information, that kinda thing.
JOHN: Still, I love that when her first slogan is shot down, and they say that you really need to show better judgment, she comes back with a "crack" joke!
ANA: I know, I know! It's hilarious ...
JOHN: She really stuck it to them. Look, there's a couple different things I wanna say about this, but I actually ... I understand their problem with it. You don't want, as a woman at a university, you probably don't want another woman overtly sexualizing a serious race for a position. But she says "I hope no one is offended by my manifesto, it was only meant to be a light-hearted satire on an organization which is often seen very seriously."
[a photo of Madeline is shown on-screen]
JOHN: I think that that's ... I think she's being genuine there.
ANA: Yeah. Look, I don't think that she meant any harm by it, and I think she's naive in thinking that, like, men will read that and like take her seriously. What'll happen is, look, she's sexualizing herself, right?
JOHN: Mm hmm.
ANA: And if she wants to do that, then she has the right to do that, right?
JOHN: Yeah.
["Satire or Sexism? Do You Buy Madeline's Explanation?" appears on screen]
ANA: But that has consequences, and the consequences are no one's gonna take you seriously. They're just gonna be like, "Oh, it's that librarian with the good rack!"
JOHN: Yeah.
ANA: Right?
[he laughs]
ANA: Um, at the same time, the only person who would be a bad guy in this situation is the person who hires her based on that slogan.
JOHN: Who, remember, it's not "hired." They're basically elections.
ANA: Right.
JOHN: Like, they're campaigning for the position.
ANA: Right. So, people who vote for her just based on that, I guess, in this case would kinda be--
JOHN: It would probably be pretty successful, I would imagine.
ANA: Of course.
JOHN: She has done a little bit of other shady stuff in her past. She was involved in an article in the Daily Mail about being turned away from London Fashion Week for being too fat. She seems like an entirely skinny girl, I don't understand what that's about. And she also was quoted as saying that she had dated a shady Japanese businessman for Union Ball sponsorship.
ANA: [pause] Wow.
JOHN: She called him shady, so that's interesting ... Here's the interesting part that I want to comment on, and we can always cut this out if Ana has a problem with it. This is another reason why I think she might've been being ironic.
ANA: Uh huh.
JOHN: Her thing is, "I don't hack, I just have a great rack" ... but you can see from the photos that she is a very skinny fit girl.
ANA: Right, and she doesn't really have a great rack.
JOHN: The fact that she's emphasizing a rack that does not appear to be there makes it seem like it's even more jokey.
ANA: Uh huh. Yeah, well--
JOHN: I mean, is she ... an A-cup, I would imagine?
[the audience laughs]
ANA: Well, I think ... Oh geez. I think so.
JOHN: Look, she's beautiful, but she does not have a great rack!
ANA: Well, yeah. Um, I think that she was just trying to be funny.
JOHN: I think so, too.
ANA: I think she needed a little attention, and you know, her past would indicate that she likes that attention. So, yeah--
JOHN: So how do you rule on this?
ANA: [pause] On her rack?
JOHN: No ... Well, yeah, that too.
[she laughs]
JOHN: But no, on ... should she get in trouble? Is this okay or not, that she ran this campaign?
ANA: No, she shouldn't get in trouble!
JOHN: Okay, so you're ruling in favor of her?
ANA: I think she was ... she was trying to be funny. Some might call it, y'know, lapse of judgment. I'm not even that offended by it, to be honest.
JOHN: Repeated lapse of judgment.
ANA: Yeah ... Look, she wanted attention. I don't think that she should be punished for it in any way, shape, or form. Punishment is the judgment that people are gonna have.
JOHN: Yeah.
ANA: Y'know, because of this.
JOHN: Now, the funny thing though, is her second manifesto ... "I'm just here for the craic," the gossip. She's definitely getting that now.
ANA: Yeah.
JOHN: There's tons of gossip about her all over the internet!
ANA: Yeah, she loves the craic ...
JOHN: And on our show.



It was perhaps ironic that the interrogation should take place under the stern gaze of former president William Gladstone, a judgmental politician with a liking for 'rescuing' fallen women.

Last week, in the claustrophobic confines of a committee room at the Victorian Gothic buildings of the Oxford Union, a young undergraduate was subjected to a four-and-a-half- hour ordeal in which she was accused, cross-examined and, she claims, humiliated.

Madeline Grant, a 19-year-old who is reading English, was forced to defend herself in front of a grim-faced panel of three, with her accuser – the current president, Isabel Ernst – at her side.

Her 'crime'? When writing her election manifesto for the position of librarian of the Oxford Union, Madeline and a friend came up with the now infamous slogan: 'I don't hack, I just have a great rack.'

As a result, the tribunal she endured on Wednesday evening fined her £120 for 'bringing the Union into disrepute'.

With her brazenly politically incorrect mission statement, Madeline had hoped to puncture the self-importance of the 189-year-old debating society.

She had watched its student officers run their campaigns with all the desperate ruthlessness of the Prime Ministers many hope to become, using whatever weapons – mental and physical – they have at their disposal.

But the fallout from Madeline's campaign has left her angry and bewildered. She has been labelled sexist, a claim she dismisses as ludicrous. She has fallen behind in her work because of the stress and has been placed on academic probation.

Yet despite it all, she does not regret the manifesto. 'It's been an interesting experience – a learning experience,' she says, smiling ruefully.

'I wanted to make a point about the people who run the Union taking themselves far too seriously, and their response has proved that point.

'I've also found it very interesting that I was being accused of sexism, but they went to great lengths to punish a woman for making a joke about her body. I can't help thinking that seems strange.

'Bright, articulate, polite and, yes, pretty, Madeline, a former part-time model, is an unlikely poster girl for rebellion. But the controversy that has engulfed her since that manifesto went public in March has opened her eyes to the archaic attitudes towards women in the elite world the Oxford Union represents – particularly towards women who are independent-minded and, heaven forbid, funny.

The august debating society was founded in 1823 and counts many past and present members of the political establishment – from Gladstone through to Winston Churchill, Harold Macmillan, Edward Heath and Boris Johnson – among its former presidents.

In recent years, women have played a more prominent role, but the Union still retains the air of a gentlemen's club, in which women are permitted to participate but are tacitly expected not to draw attention to themselves, and especially not to their sexuality.

It is a world in which glamour model Katie Price was recently booked to speak, ostensibly to reflect the different viewpoints of modern women – but was the real reason, ask cynics, to give her the chance to be patronised by the politicians of the future and to generate controversy in a carefully controlled environment?

And it is one in which, when a young woman shows a sense of humour, she is punished. Indeed, Madeline's humourless treatment over the past few weeks calls to mind The Scarlet Letter, the 19th Century novel in which a woman is forced to wear a symbol of her sin.

According to Madeline, she was referred to as 'the defendant' throughout the disciplinary hearing, during which she was grilled forensically by the panel.

'It felt exactly like a trial,' she says. 'It was ridiculous. They were treating it as though it was a scene from To Kill A Mockingbird; some sort of moral crusade.

'They read out about four pages of charges, referring to all the parts of the Union rulebook I'd contravened with my manifesto and when I'd later tried to defend myself.

'It just went on and on with them clearly relishing the chance to show off their legal skills. 'They were relentless and totally unsympathetic – in fact, quite cruel.

'I tried to explain how stressful the entire thing has been, but someone said I was clearly enjoying all the attention.

'They wanted to make an example of me because I was honest about the way the Union works and expressed my views about it – which is ironic for a society that constantly cranks out a Harold Macmillan quote about being a “last bastion of free speech”.'

The day after the tribunal, Madeline resigned her membership. The daughter of John Grant, a retired civil engineer, and Sally Jones, a BBC journalist and former world champion in real tennis, she was a straight A student at King Edward VI High School for Girls in Birmingham before winning a place at St Hilda's College, Oxford.

In her first year, she juggled her studies with playing netball and real tennis for the university.

She paid the £200 for voluntary lifelong membership to the Union, which has attracted speakers from Albert Einstein to Michael Jackson, because, she says: 'I just wanted to see famous people speak there.'

It allowed her the chance to debate on issues including the London Olympics and Israel, and to meet celebrities including actor Johnny Depp.

It was when a friend of a friend ran for president that she became interested in the Union's election process. The four officer roles – president, treasurer, secretary and librarian – attract the most ambitious students who hope that securing one of the posts will make them more attractive to future employers.

Former Union 'hacks' – so called in Oxford slang for their confidence and ambition – include newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky and Tory MP Louise Mensch.

Of course, Madeline has been witness to what she calls 'casual sexism' several times since she has been at Oxford, which attracts more than its share of overly confident public-school-educated men.

All-male drinking societies go hand in hand with condescending attitudes towards women. Madeline had hoped the Union, which claims to be all-inclusive, would be different, but has been badly let down.

Having won a position on the Standing Committee, the first rung on the ladder, Madeline quickly grew to despise the archaic rules and the traits it encouraged in those at the top.

'The system has barely evolved since 1823,' she says. 'There is an enormous book of rules which everyone is aware are being broken, but never change. It's all so pompous.

'For some reason, it's strictly forbidden to canvass for votes, aside from writing a manifesto and at the official hustings – but everybody does it.

'Hacks often spend all day hanging around outside colleges or in bars, desperately flirting with people to get votes for themselves and for other people on their team, which is called “lining” and is also banned.

'It's all so they can put it on their CV and get an internship with a bank. I think it's awful and there are a lot of students who feel the same way.'

She says she didn't even particularly enjoy her time on the Standing Committee, which involved long weekly meetings about the administration of the Union. But a week before the applications had to be submitted, she decided to run for librarian as a joke at the expense of the whole pretentious system.

She says: 'I wanted to do something to show how I felt about all the hacks, and a couple of friends from my college were also running – so I thought if I campaigned I could help them, too.'

Her last-minute manifesto was written with the help of a male friend.

'He actually came up with the "rack" slogan. We wanted something that rhymed with "hack", and when he suggested it we thought it was hilarious,' she says.

'I didn't think anybody would look at it and think I was a serious candidate. I was saying, look at the lengths the hacks will go to for votes – they might as well say, “Vote for me because of my breasts.”?

'Prior to the manifesto being printed, she took it to be approved by a team of Union officers, who listened solemnly to her as she read a letter from the St Hilda's drinking society explaining how her breasts met all the criteria of a 'great rack'.

'They didn't crack a smile,' she says. 'I did wonder if I'd gone a bit too far with it, so I changed the final wording to “I'm just here for the craic.”?' It was too late.

An earlier version of her manifesto was posted on a wall and spotted by a journalist for the Cherwell student newspaper, who ran an article quoting unnamed sources as finding her tactic 'deeply offensive', adding that it was 'saddening to see women objectifying themselves'.

The story hit the national press, and Madeline was devastated. Not only was her joke being treated seriously, but she now had to suffer her body being scrutinised to see if it was worthy of her claim.

'There have been so many comments about my breasts on websites, which is creepy and horrible,' she says.

'On one, they ranked my looks with marks out of ten. I found it disturbing how casually a young woman is dissected.

'One paper ran a picture of me in a bikini, which was taken when I was 16 and had been snatched from my Facebook page.

'At the time, I was modelling and I was very skinny, so it became, "Oh, the joke is that she's saying she has a great rack but she actually doesn't have one at all."

'In the week the story broke I found it hard to leave the house. I was scared. It affected my work. I've been late with two essays so the college put me on academic probation.'

Madeline insists it was never her intention to draw attention to her figure, and that, having attended one of the country's leading girls' schools followed by the last Oxford college to open its doors to men, she is a feminist.

'Everything I've achieved has been through hard work rather than my looks,' she says.

'My mum also had a fantastic career and taught me the importance of women working. It's hurtful that anyone could really believe I'm this reactionary anti-feminist, when the opposite is true.'

In the end, Madeline came a close second out of three candidates, winning 400 votes, which she says proves how sick other students are of the hack mentality. However, her troubles were far from over.

When approached by a newspaper, she defended herself against the charge of sexism, which is when the Union president, Isabel Ernst, issued a formal complaint about her behaviour. Madeline says it is only within the Union that her manifesto has been deemed offensive.

'Everyone else said they find it funny, thankfully.'

Interestingly, some of the fiercest criticism of her campaign has come from other women in the society – not because they loathe sexism, Madeline says, but because her manifesto was 'too close to home'.

'It's well known that some of the women in the Union flirt and sleep their way to the top, basically doing exactly what I was sending up with the slogan,' she says.

She questions why nobody even commented when a candidate from a previous election, Jack Sennett from Lincoln College, used his own looks as part of his campaign, vowing that he was 'bringing sexy Jack' – a reference to the Justin Timberlake lyric, 'I'm bringing sexy back'.

'I think it's sad that men can say what they like, but a woman joking about her body is now seen as the worst thing imaginable,' she says.

She now intends to concentrate on her studies and is contemplating joining the International Relations Society.

'They get a lot of heavyweight political names, but without any of the outdated pomposity.'

Ms Ernst said Madeline had broken the Union's rules by speaking about the controversy.

She said: 'It is the president's task to make sure the rules are upheld and the president is thus obliged to bring action against her.'