A raucous, standing-room-only crowd of about 250 stayed after the closing of the exhibit hall to watch Jason Griffey win the Battledecks competition.
Battledecks is a not-completely-serious contest in which participants give a presentation based on slides they’ve never seen before on a topic they get minutes beforehand. The results are frequently hilarious and often surprisingly insightful.
Lisa Carlucci Thomas was runner-up in the competition, while JP Porcaro took third. Watch for all the extemporaneous competitions on AL Focus in the coming days.
Battledecks was sponsored by the Learning Round Table and American Libraries.