Wednesday, 23 June 2010

The Dalek: Our New Music and Multimedia Librarian

Yesterday, Simon, Emmaleigh and I welcomed a new Music and Multimedia staff member to the Matheson Library (Monash University, Clayton). He wasn't quite what we were expecting...


Nevertheless, we set him up at his workstation, and showed him around the Music and Multimedia collection.



"THE DOCTOR! HE WILL BE EXTERMINATED!"

I then took the time to give him some one-on-one training in customer service at the Music and Multimedia loans desk.


After a busy morning we went for a walk to the pond near the library.



When it was time for lunch we went to the Den, a popular eatery located underneath the library.


After lunch we went down to the basement of the library and showed him around the processing desks, 16mm film collection and microfiche compactus.

"CHUCK NORRIS IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE DOCTOR!
HE MUST BE EXTERMINATED!"

"METROPOLIS IS MY FAVOURITE FILM!"


We did, however, expect some difficulties when we encountered stairs...


... but apparently we were worried about nothing.

"ELEVATE! ELEVATE!"

All-in-all, we are very glad to have such a unique addition to our team. We're sure he'll fit right in.




We received our new co-worker from a friend of ours, Marcus, who recently moved to the UK. A note was included in the parcel stating:
It was a condition of opening this package that you would perform the following tasks:
(1) Inflate the Dalek.
(2) Photograph the Dalek around key locations within the Library.
(3) Upload said photos onto the interweb
So many thanks to Marcus, who clearly has an amazing sense of humour. I wish I could think of things like this! Thanks also to my partners in crime, Simon and Emmaleigh. I'm sure I wouldn't have had the confidence to stand in line for coffee with an inflated Dalek without them nearby laughing at me.


The Dalek used is an "Inflatable Movie Dalek" (based on Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.) made for www.scificollector.co.uk.

2 comments:

  1. Wow. Just wow. And brilliant. S & I are in awe.

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  2. I love it. SO clever. Thanks for sharing.

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