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BattleDecks @ ER&L 2020 – Be there!

The first 7th annual BattleDecks@ER&L is at hand.  Hone your public speaking, nonsense making, and shenanigan managin’ skills.

Congratulations to our 2019 champion, Chad Haefele, seen here doing some agile chart-talkin’:

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 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.

When is it?

Battle Decks ER&L is Monday, March 9th, beginning at 6:30 pm following the Vendor Reception & Tabletop Exhibit.

Add it to your Sched: https://2020erl.sched.com/event/a9A3/battledecks-2020 

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

If you are up for any of these roles, please contact Jesse Koennecke (jtk1@cornell.edu or @JayTeeKayOne) or sign up at the ER&L Registration Desk.

Will you have what it takes to join the BattleDecks @ ER&L Hall of Fame:

2019 – Chad Haefele

2018 – Tim Siegel and Josh Petrusa

2017 – Daniel Huang and Rebecca Blakiston

2016 – Lisa Martincik

2015 – Anna Creech and April Hathcock

2014 – Carmen Mitchell