One day, while studying in the reading room of the Marshall College Library, he was disrupted as a motorcycle driven by a greaser skidded to a stop against his chair. Noticing that the motorcycle's passenger was his archaeology professor, the student asked Jones about Hargrove's normative model of culture. Jones replied to skip Hargrove and read Vere Gordon Childe instead. Hopping back onto the motorcycle, Jones gave the student a final piece of advice: if he wanted to be a good archaeologist, he needed to get out of the library.
Behind the scenes
The Student in Library was played by Chet Hanks in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Chet is one of the sons of Tom Hanks, one of the most frequent collaborators of Indy director Steven Spielberg, who had cast him in many of his films.
As an interest fact, during the early development of the then untitled fourth Indiana Jones film, it was rumored that Chet's brother, Colin Hanks, was Spielberg's choice to portray Indy's son in the film, but the rumor was dismissed by Harrison Ford himself and Shia LaBeouf was the one who ended up portraying Indiana's son in the final film.
In LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues, the Student in Library is absent from the story as neither Indiana Jones or Mutt Williams enter into the library with the motorcycle at the end of the chase (although they both can enter into the library during the chase, but any person will be there). Instead, Williams carefully parks on the track after leaving behind the KGB agents, while Indy crashes his motorcycle (since in the game are two bikes and not only one) against a tree only to fall in Mutt's, while other students of Marshall College see them.
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull novel