4th Annual Battle Decks @ ERL17
BattleDecks@ER&L 2017 – Be there!
The fourth annual BattleDecks@ER&L is at hand. Hone your public speaking, nonsense making, and shenanigan managing skills.
Congratulations to our 2016 Champion, Lisa “Komainu” Martincik for her stellar performance and mic drop.
— ER&L (@ERandL) April 5, 2016
And thank you to our other contestants from 2016:
- Courtney Fuson
- Margie Maxfield
- Joelle Thomas
- Whitni Watkins
- Kate Zdepski
Who tackled topics such as:
- Everything’s Bigger in Texas: How do I Make my Big Data Bigger?
- Where did my Database go? Troubleshooting User Incompetence
- Moving Beyond the Bento Box – Discovery with Ramen and Bubble Tea
- Worried about any long term effects of participating in BattleDecks?
So presenting at Battledecks is just like all my other presentations – no idea what I actually said when I got done! 🙂 #erl16
— Courtney F. (@library_chic) April 5, 2016
What is it? Battledecks or Powerpoint-Karaoke.
Participants will present a topic (provided just before they begin), for 3 to 3 and a half minutes, accompanied by 10-15 PowerPoint slides selected and arranged by our team of experienced library scientists. No preparation required, No preparation allowed, actually. Participants will be judged (by other library scientists), based on a criteria ranging from the quantitative use of time and slides to the qualitative general composure and ability to address the topic. A certain amount of artistic license is expected from both participants and judges in their work.
Battle Decks participants/contributors have my awe and admiration for their public speaking skillz! May be best part of #erl16 !
— Nettie Lagace (@abugseye) April 5, 2016
When is it?
Battle Decks ER&L is Monday, April 4, beginning at 7:30 pm following the Vendor Reception & Tabletop Exhibit.
How do I get involved?
We’re looking for a few hearty folks to join in as:
Participants – Sign up early to secure your spot. We’re looking for up to 8 contestants.
Volunteers – We’ll need a few folks on hand to help run the show as timekeepers, random drawing wranglers, and stern security
BattleDecks @ ER&L Hall of Fame:
- 2016 – Lisa Martincik
- 2015 – Anna Creech and April Hathcock
- 2014 – Carmen Mitchell