Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Lori Hancock wins Annick Press iPod Giveaway

Congratulations to Lori Hancock, librarian at The Lexington School (TLS) in Lexington, Kentucky. Lori entered Annick Press' LIVEbrary iPod Giveaway Contest at the American Library Association's annual conference in Washington, DC, at the end of June.

Dozens of people entered the contest at the Annick Press booth at ALA. The winner, chosen at random, received a video iPod preloaded with 10 Annick Press author videos. The videos include the first online video clip of beloved children's author Robert Munsch, author of The Paper Bag Princess.

Other videos on the iPod include author/illustrators Michael Martchenko, Dennis Foon, Shari Graydon, Loris Lesynski, Ruth Ohi, Emily Pohl-Weary, Allan Stratton, Diane Swanson, Mike Tanner and Annick Press publisher, Rick Wilks. You can view these videos yourself at the Annick Press Web Site.

The iPod Giveaway was meant to highlight Annick Press' use of the latest technologies for bringing books to readers. The Annick LIVEbrary program is designed to use the latest technology to teach middle school and junior high school students how to collaborate over a distance. Tomorrow, we'll have another big announcement about a leader in collaborative technology who'll be working with the Annick LIVEbrary program for the season beginning October 15.

Contacted about her award via email, librarian Lori Hancock said, "I'm so excited about this wonderful news. I am the librarian at The Lexington School, which is a private school that teaches preschool through 8th grade in Lexington, Kentucky. There are two librarians that serve 500 students and 80 faculty members. We have nearly 20,000 print resources in our collection, in addition to many non-print resources."

Congratulations, Lori, and thanks to all who entered -- you've all won the opportunity to bring the latest technology into your classrooms this Fall with the Annick LIVEbrary, starting October 15.

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