Join us for Battle decks @ ER&L 2018

BattleDecks@ER&L 2018 – Be there!

The fifth annual BattleDecks@ER&L is at hand. Hone your public speaking, nonsense making, and shenanigan managing skills.

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.

When is it?

Battle Decks ER&L is Monday, March 5, beginning at 7:30 pm following the Vendor Reception & Tabletop Exhibit in the Exhibit Hall adjacent Room 301.

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 ( or @JayTeeKayOne) or sign up at the ER&L Registration Desk.

BattleDecks @ ER&L Hall of Fame:
  • 2017 – Daniel Huang and Rebecca Blakiston
  • 2016 – Lisa Martincik
  • 2015 – Anna Creech and April Hathcock
  • 2014 – Carmen Mitchell