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ALA Annual 2010 Battledecks Champ!

I am truly, honestly surprised and thrilled to be crowned (or tiara’d) the American Library Association 2010 Annual Conference Battledecks champion. I still haven’t seen video of my competitors, but I can say with authority that they are all smarter, better-looking, and funnier than I.

Somehow though, I pulled it off. The official ALA video below doesn’t include my entrance, complete with luchadore mask (which I think got me bonus points). I wasn’t going to watch myself, but I realized I was so completely out of it during the thing that I barely remembered anything except the cataloger joke.

NOTE: about that. I worked as a serials cataloger for the 2 years of my degree at UNC-Chapel Hill, and took every class in cataloging offered. I have great respect for catalogers. But sometimes, you just have to go for the obvious joke. Please don’t hurt me.

4 replies on “ALA Annual 2010 Battledecks Champ!”

Congrats! I look forward to seeing you defend yr title in New Orleans. (I especially liked yr take on the TFD slide.)

Congrats Jason. I think I have video of your entrance on my (lost, but then found again–thanks ALA lost and found!) flip camera. Will try to vids posted a.s.a.p.

I think American Libraries is going to put up the complete competition, including intros, at a later date and that this was just a quick way to spread the winning video to all. I am sending over slides, theme music and logo today so that Greg can make something awesome.

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