Wednesday, April 18, 2012

BPL Wins Alabama’s Brightest Trivia Competition

Trivia contest winnersRepresentatives from Impact Alabama and members of BPL's Trivia Team (green shirts) from left to right: Danny Dorroh, Tobin Cataldo, Jaclyn Hogan, Jared Millet, Marybeth Newbill, and Jim Pate

Congratulations to BPL’s Trivia Team for winning not one, but TWO $10,000 awards in the annual Birmingham’s Brightest trivia competition! Presented by Impact Alabama and sponsored by Protective Life Corporation, the first competition, held at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, drew over 70 Birmingham-area businesses and organizations, with over 650 individuals in attendance. The state-wide contest on April 18 netted an additional $10,000. Team members beat out Mobile’s Hargrove Engineers + Constructors, Montgomery’s Alabama Arise, and Huntsville’s Dynetics Inc. All four teams were the winners of their respective city competitions. The total of $20,000 will go to BPL’s sponsor in this endeavor, the Friends of the Birmingham Public Library. Thank you, Friends!

And now to the team members: Tobin Cataldo (Collection Management), Danny Dorroh (Business Office), Jaclyn Hogan (Southside), Jared Millet (Acquisitions), Mary Beth Newbill (Southern History), and Jim Pate (retired Southern History). Team alternates included Lynn Carpenter (Five Points West), Barry Crane (Springville Road), Katie Elkins (Avondale), and Jennifer Neely (Administration). What a fabulous team.

Never underestimate the collective brain power of six BPL librarians!

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