Guybrarian Breaks It Down For Everyone

Nearly everyone with access to music has heard Bruno Mars’ hit “Uptown Funk.”  It’s catchy, right?  It makes you want to get up (or down) and dance, right?

Chapman University and Orange Public Library along with Pogona Creative pulled together an amazing video for National Library Week that parodies “Uptown Funk” in ways you could never have imagined before.

All of a sudden it’s not so nerdy to be a librarian.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the collaborators, here’s the 4-1-1 on them.

Chapman University is located in Woodland, California and has been around since the Civil War.  The university’s mission statement is quite simply this:  To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.

Orange Public Library is, of course, a library, and it’s located, of course, in Orange, California.  The  main library was built in 1961.  While it hasn’t been around as long as Chapman University, the positive impact it’s had on the community is impressive.

And Pogona Creative is located in Orange, California … the brainchild of David and Adrianna May, who were students at Chapman University just a few years back.

David May’s senior thesis in the undergraduate program (writing and directing) was “ItsyBitsy” and once you watch this nine minute video, it’s easy to see how creative he is.

While Adrianna is passionate about dance, she majored in psychology with a minor in leadership and organizational studies.

Is it any wonder that when these three organizations partnered that they came up with such a brilliant National Library Week parody?  I think not.

Elyse Bruce

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