Girl Gone Wild @ ALA
Meredith Myers, the Stand-Up Librarian, on the PopTop Stage.
Danica Sheridan, MLIS of Fortune, on the PopTop Stage.
Dave Tyckoson, RUSA's own Mr. Reference, on the PopTop Stage.
One highlight at the ALA PopTop Stage on Monday was the debut performance of the 817’s (for you Dewey-challenged folk, that’s “American humor and satire”), a comedy troupe consisting of Stand-Up Librarian Meredith Myers, MLIS of Fortune (and singer) Danica Sheridan, and RUSA’s own Mr. Reference, Dave Tyckoson.
In addition to the finale song, a karaoke version of Madonna’s “Girl Gone Wild” (be sure to watch the amazing video, 4:54), the 817’s performed stand-up, improv, an “Occupy ALA” skit, “Guess the Celebrity Authors,” and a “Librarians in the Movies” skit. They also showed videos: “Library Avengers,” which featured some scenes from the exhibit floor, and a hilarious Dos Equis spoof, “The Most Interesting Librarian in the World,” featuring none other than former ALA President Michael Gorman, produced by Tyckoson.