National Poetry Month + National Library Week x New ILS = Koha Poetry Contest
As we get ready to pass the last milestone and finally go live with our Koha implementation, you'd think that stress levels here at South Central HQ might be getting kind of high. Actually, we're doing great--so great that we're finding relief in all sorts of ways including poetry writing!
Maybe you're feeling anxious as we get close to going live. If so, I challenge you to take some time and enter our First Annual Koha Poetry contest!
Your entry could take the form of a haiku:
When Koha goes live
it's sweet, new technology
for all South Central.
Or maybe your talents run more along the lines of a limerick:
South Central's run-down ILS,
Caused library patrons much stress;
So the staff contacted LibLime,
and they had in no time
an ILS made to impress!
or really wow the judges with some fancy iambic pentameter:
The Spring: brings forth a brand new catalog;
Here in these hallowed halls, a patron goes.
She'll find a book for tending of the rose,
Whilst Koha churns out circulation logs.
and that's just the beginning! Odes, elegies, sonnets, free-verse, quatrains, the Harrisham Rhyme, cinquains, the Trois-par-Huit---All are welcome!
Though we're not offering gift certificates or dinners with Tech Team members, the winner of the contest will be known for the rest of the year as SCLS Koha Poet Laureate!
So go dust off that Roget's Thesaurus and have at it!