Ask a Librarian announces winners of high school video contest

Palm Beach County continues to dominate in statewide library video contest

On March 1, 2010, Ask a Librarian announced the winner’s of its 3rd annual Director’s Chair Contest, a contest in which Florida high school students created commercials to promote Ask a Librarian. Although the contest was statewide, all three winners came from the School District of Palm Beach County for the second year in a row.

Grand Prize Winner:
“I want…Ask a Librarian” Director Lauren Rautenkranz, from Park Vista High School in Lake Worth


Second Place Winner:
“Even Isaac Asks a Librarian” by Director Michael Roy, from Seminole Ridge Community High School in Loxahatchee


Third Place Winner:
“Ask a Librarian, Say What?” by Markella Haynes, Park Vista High School in Lake Worth


A panel of judges narrowed all the entries down to five finalists, and the public determined the three winners by voting online. Ask a Librarian is a free online service that allows patrons to chat with a librarian for help with homework or general questions.

Visit to see the winners’ videos. Visit for more information about the Ask a Librarian service.
For details on how to embed or get a copy of these videos, please contact me (Diana).