Introduce Henry Rollins at ACRL 2013!

Henry Rollins. ACRL 2013 Keynote SpeakerWe are looking for videos about why YOU should introduce keynote speaker Henry Rollins at the ACRL 2013 conference. Are you an academic librarian who loves Henry’s performances?  Passionate follower of Henry’s writing? Die-hard Black Flag fan?  Tell us why you would be the best choice to introduce Henry’s spoken word performance in a video no more than 3 minutes in length. Videos can be any format you like.  Have fun with it and be creative!  Tell us what inspires you about Henry Rollins, and why you’d do his introduction justice.

What’s in it for you? If selected, you’ll be invited to introduce Henry Rollins on Thursday, April 11, 2013, on stage at the conference in Indianapolis.  You’ll prepare and present an introduction that is around 5 minutes in length to an audience of approximately 2,000 of your academic peers and colleagues. You’ll also get:

  • The chance to meet your idol, Henry Rollins!
  • An invitation to the ACRL 2013 Chairs’ reception at the Eiteljorg Museum Thursday evening.
  • Serious fun and laughs, glory, and fame.

To enter, simply post a video in the format of your choosing online (using YouTube or any other video hosting service), tag it with acrl2013 and complete the online entry form. Entrants will receive an e-mail confirmation. The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. central on Oct. 19, 2012.

A selection committee consisting of members of the ACRL 2013 Keynotes Committee as well as the ACRL manager of professional development and conference supervisor will choose the winning video. The committee will select the video they feel  best demonstrates ability to engage an audience, exhibits passion and knowledge of Rollins’ work, and is fun to watch.

Complete details, including full contest rules and regulations, are available on the ACRL 2013 website. For more information, contact ACRL Conference Supervisor Tory Ondrla at tondrla@