NO, I am not getting paid to play with Barbies!

January 18th, 2010

Hey, Matt here again, reference and media coordinator for the library.

So, some of our regular patrons have been seeing my office strewn with Barbie dolls. And no doubt you’ve thought that me dressing and posing toys is a phenomenal use of your tuition money. But it’s all been for a purpose! I promise!

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We would like to proudly present the Library video tour, now posted on IU East’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IENKivi3pEg. All those Barbie action figures were being prepared for this. Now you can tour the library from the comfort of your own home, meeting the library staff and seeing the facility, through our action figure avatars.

Action figures are a good medium for this. We firmly believe that the library is a place of action, and it’s here where you take action as well – after you’ve gotten out of class, you get the chance to apply what you’ve learned, researching and thinking critically to prepare for your papers, projects, and other personalized work. It is here where you truly put your own mark on your education experience. You’re not just reading what has come before – you’re contributing to the scholarly dialogue. You’re in control. In short, you’re ready for action!

Whether you’re visiting the library in person or on the web, we’re ready for action, too. We’re looking forward to working with you!

Now, to make a Rufus action figure…