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

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

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

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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 www.askalibrarian.org/thedirectorschair to see the winners’ videos. Visit www.askalibrarian.org 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).

Don’t Forget to Vote for your Favorite PSA in the Director’s Chair!!

Have you voted? The early results show it will be a close one! The videos are running neck and neck for first place so make sure you vote for your favorite PSA today!

Time is running out!!! Please spread the word –
It’s time for the public to choose the winner of The Director’s Chair, a contest in which Florida high school students submitted commercials to promote Ask a Librarian. A panel of judges selected the top five videos from all of the entries, and now the public will choose the winner by voting for their favorite video by Feb. 20, 2010.

Visit www.askalibrarian.org/thedirectorschair to cast your vote for the following videos:
• “The Ask a Librarian Alien” by Jack, Inlet grove High School (Riviera Beach)
• “I Want…Ask a Librarian” by Lauren, Park Vista High School (Lake Worth)
• “Ask a Librarian, Say What?” by Markella, Park Vista High School (Lake Worth)
• “Even Isaac Ask a Librarian!” by Michael, Seminole Ridge Community High School (Loxahatchee)
• “This Book Can Talk” by Shantel, Inlet grove High School (Riviera Beach)

Public voting begins in Ask a Librarian video contest – High school finalists need your votes!

It’s time for the public to choose the winner of The Director’s Chair, a contest in which Florida high school students submitted commercials to promote Ask a Librarian. A panel of judges selected the top five videos from all of the entries, and now the public will choose the winner by voting for their favorite video by Feb. 20, 2010.

Visit www.askalibrarian.org/thedirectorschair to cast your vote for the following videos:

• “The Ask a Librarian Alien” by Jack, Inlet grove High School (Riviera Beach)
• “I Want…Ask a Librarian” by Lauren, Park Vista High School (Lake Worth)
• “Ask a Librarian, Say What?” by Markella, Park Vista High School (Lake Worth)
• “Even Isaac Ask a Librarian!” by Michael, Seminole Ridge Community High School (Loxahatchee)
• “This Book Can Talk” by Shantel, Inlet grove High School (Riviera Beach)

Deadline for the Director’s Chair is quickly approaching.

Please remind your teens! The deadline for the Director’s Chair is quickly approaching. Videos and paperwork need to be submitted by Sunday, January 24th at 11:59pm.

What is The Director’s Chair?
The Director’s Chair is a video contest for Florida high school students. Create a 30-second video promoting Ask a Librarian for a chance to win some great prizes.

So…what exactly IS Ask a Librarian?
It’s a free online service that allows you to chat with a Florida librarian for instant help with homework, papers and general questions. (Want to learn more? Click here.)

Now that you know what Ask a Librarian is, go out and make a creative and entertaining 30-second video that tells the world just how wonderful Ask a Librarian is. Just submit it here before Jan. 24, 2010 (11:59 p.m.), and the grand prize could be yours.
Be funny! Be serious! Do a spoof! Do a dramedy! Do whatever you want! Just be creative and have fun.

Deadline for the Director’s Chair is coming soon!

Calling all Florida HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS! The deadline for The Director’s Chair is just two weeks away!

What is The Director’s Chair?

The Director’s Chair is a video contest for Florida high school students. Create a 30-second video promoting Ask a Librarian for a chance to win some great prizes.

So…what exactly IS Ask a Librarian?

It’s a free online service that allows you to chat with a Florida librarian for instant help with homework, papers and general questions. (Want to learn more? Click here.)

Now that you know what Ask a Librarian is, go out and make a creative and entertaining 30-second video that tells the world just how wonderful Ask a Librarian is. Just submit it here before Jan. 24, 2010 (11:59 p.m.), and the grand prize could be yours.

Be funny! Be serious! Do a spoof! Do a dramedy! Do whatever you want! Just be creative and have fun.

Ask a Librarian seeks judges for this year’s The Director’s Chair Contest

The Director’s Chair is a video contest where Florida high school students create 30-second videos promoting Ask a Librarian. Entrants submit their videos via Vimeo. An independent panel of judges will choose the top five finalists, and the public will vote for the Grand Prize winner.

Judging will take place on February 3rd via an online meeting at 1:30ET. You must be able to attend to be a judge.

Fill out this form to apply to be a member of the independent panel of judges.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

The Director’s Chair Kicks Off!!

I am excited to announce Ask a Librarian is kicking off our 3rd annual Director’s Chair contest. We are looking for our next PSA.
What is The Director’s Chair?
The Director’s Chair is a video contest for Florida high school students. Create a 30-second video promoting Ask a Librarian for a chance to win some great prizes.

So…what exactly IS Ask a Librarian?
It’s a free online service that allows you to chat with a Florida librarian for instant help with homework, papers and general questions. (Click here to learn more. )

Now that you know what Ask a Librarian is, go out and make a creative and entertaining 30-second video that tells the world just how wonderful Ask a Librarian is. Just submit it here between Oct. 1, 2009, and Jan. 24, 2010 (11:59 p.m.), and the grand prize could be yours.

Be funny! Be serious! Do a spoof! Do a dramedy! Do whatever you want! Just be creative and have fun.

The contest details are online at askalibrarian.org/thedirectorschair.