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Putting our money where the ice bucket is…

'The Wizard of Oz (1939) The Wicked Witch is hit by water and starts to melt' by  Insomnia Cured Here  (CC BY-SA 2.0)
‘The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The Wicked Witch is hit by water and starts to melt’ by Insomnia Cured Here (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Last week the QUT Library team were challenged to the Ice Bucket Challenge by one of our wonderful students, Timothy Kariotis, who’s studying Dietetics and Exercise Science. Now, unlike the the Wicked Witch of the West (who’s arguably misunderstood rather than wicked, just sayin’)  we won’t melt if covered in water. But generally libraries and water don’t mix well. So what we’ve decided to do instead is take the opportunity to show our support for our QUT students, like Timothy, who nominated us. The QUT Library team have chosen to support the QUT Student Foodbank  and the QUT Learning Potential Fund , as well as ALS (called Motor Neurone Disease, MND, in Australia and other parts of the world), even though we may not have had water poured all over us. The QUT Library staff want to support our students to become the researchers of the future; to create innovative medical support for ALS sufferers;  to design the renewable ice bucket of the future; or to be the creative marketing manager who has the idea for the next worldwide viral marketing campaign for charities. And instead of challenging another team at a library or at QUT, we encourage/challenge each of you to donate to a worthwhile charity, project or cause. #QUTLibrary  #IceBucketChallenge

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