Palm Beach County high school students dominate statewide library video contest
On Feb. 23, Palm Beach County Library Director John Callahan and Ask a Librarian officials awarded prizes to the winners of The Directorâ€™s Chair, 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.
First-place winner Joshua Stadlan is a sophomore from Weinbaum Yeshiva High School in Boca Raton. Casandra Brescacin, a senior from Seminole Ridge High School in Loxahatchee, won second place in the contest, and Elyse Lautenschlager, a senior from Park Vista High School in Lake Worth, won third prize.
â€œAsk a Librarian is an amazing service, and it was a great tool to use for my huge English research paper,â€ said Stadlan, whose computer-animated video of President Obama using Ask a Librarian earned the most votes. â€œIâ€™ve told quite a few friends about the service.â€
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 winnersâ€™ videos.
Visit www.askalibrarian.org for more information about the Ask a Librarian service.