In Spring 2011, the Libraries Orientation Committee worked with a group of student leaders from Student Access, Transition, and Success (SATS) to turn a set of learning objectives into viable concepts and then actual scripts for four videos that were unveiled at Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) and to the Purdue community.
The student leaders took the Orientation Committee’s goals and returned with ideas for commercial spoofs. They provided actual scripts that became the basis for the videos. The Libraries contracted with ITaP’s Video and Multimedia Production Services (VMPS) to create the videos.
“Our student staff of 500 loved them! They were laughing and cheering! I can’t tell you how many comments I heard like ‘those videos are awesome!’ I feel like they are great for both BGR and the Libraries!” said Corey Thoss, assistant director of SATS, after the videos were previewed to students involved with BGR.
Several freshmen also noted how much they enjoyed the videos when attending the BGR Resource Fair. One young man even quoted the videos with “Is that where I can find a credible resource that’s not Wikipedia?”
To view the videos, click on them individually below: