ALA Attendees: Tweet to win tickets to laugh with Paula Poundstone

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”  ― Charles Dickens

Laugh to winIn their daily interactions with students, researchers, and library patrons of all stripes, librarians are bound to hear (and overhear) humorous remarks that provide comic relief all the time. So what’s the funniest one you’ve ever heard? Share the words that that have caused you to smile, stifle a giggle, or ROFL between the stacks – and earn a chance for further hilarity by entering to win two tickets to the “The Laugh’s on Us, Sponsored by SAGE,” a United for Libraries event.

Taking place on Sunday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the Versailles Ballroom at the Paris in Las Vegas, Laugh’s on Us 2014 is once again headlined by Paula Poundstone, acclaimed standup comic known for her spontaneous observational comedy. This year’s event also features comedians Anthony Breznican, Stephanie Evanovich, Eric Kaplan, and Issa Rae. Wine and cheese will be served and a book signing with the comedians will follow!

To enter, we invite 2014 ALA Annual attendees to tweet an answer to the following question using the hashtag #librarylaughs:

What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever heard a library patron say?

The contest opens today, June 3 and ends on Friday, June 13th at 11:59PM EST. The winner will be chosen based on originality, clarity in conveying the remark in 140 characters or less, and of course, comedic appeal.

All entrants must use the hashtag #librarylaughs to enter and must be attending the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 29. While we invite entrants to share as many comical comments as they wish, only the first entry per Twitter account will be considered. See the official rules below for more details. 


For information on purchasing tickets to “The Laugh’s On Us, sponsored by SAGE,” and registering to attend United for Libraries programs, visit



By participating in this promotion entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final in all matters relating to this promotion.

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to win.  A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.

The promotion is open to all  individuals who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry or age of majority in the jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry and who are attending the American Library Association Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, in June 27-30, 2014. These Official Rules are void where prohibited or restricted by law and are subject to all applicable federal, provincial, and local laws and regulations. All employees of the Sponsor and their immediate families (spouse, parent, sibling or child or their respective spouses) or those residing in the same households of employees, whether related or not, are not eligible to enter or to win.


You may enter the promotion as provided herein from 7:00 AM PST on Tuesday June 3, 2014 through 11:59 PM PST on June 13, 2014 PST (the “Entry Period”).


During the Entry Period, an eligible entrant may visit http://www., log on to his or her Twitter account (or create one if he or she does not already have an account), and tweet an answer to the following question: What’s the funniest thing that you have ever heard a library patron say? Entrant may submit an entry during the Entry Period by answering the question in one tweet (140 characters or less) including the hashtag #librarylaughs. Each tweet will count as one entry and entrant may submit only one entry. If multiple tweets are made using the hashtag from the same account, only the first tweet will be considered. Additional tweets will not result in additional entries.

Entrant must have a non-private Twitter account to enter the promotion. Entrant may only use one (1) Twitter account to enter. Entrants attempting to use multiple Twitter accounts or multiple identities may be disqualified, at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Entrant’s use of Twitter will be subject to Twitter’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service at

A total of one (1) prize will be awarded. The prize consists of two tickets to “The Laugh’s on Us, Sponsored by SAGE” event at the American Library Association Conference on Sunday, June 29 2014 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM PST valued at no more than One Hundred and Twenty Dollars ($120.00 USD). The Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, substitute prize of equal or greater value (including cash) in the event the stated prize is unavailable. Prize cannot be substituted, redeemed for cash or transferred except as otherwise provided in these Official Rules. The refusal by an entrant to accept a prize releases and forever discharges the Sponsor of all obligations related to the prize, including delivery, and this promotion. Any costs associated with a prize that are not described in these Official Rules are the responsibility of the winner.

One first place winner will be selected from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. Sponsor will consider the following three (3) factors in selecting the winner: (1) the entrant’s originality; (2) clarity in conveying the response; and (3) comedic appeal. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, selection of the winner shall be at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Potential winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where legal, a publicity release within fourteen (14) days of prize notification. In the event of noncompliance with this time period, with these Official Rules or if prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period.

Each entrant hereby acknowledges and agrees that entry in the promotion constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to: (i) contact selected entrants directly using contact information provided in their entry in connection with this promotion; and (ii) use each winner’s name, city/state  or province/territory of residence and/or likeness for advertising, promotional, and other purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification and permission, except where prohibited by law, and the prize winner agrees to confirm such permission in writing promptly upon request. IN NO EVENT WILL THE SPONSOR, ITS RESPECTIVE PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, DEALERS, DISTRIBUTORS, SUPPLIERS, PRIZE PROVIDER, TWITTER, INC. AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROMOTION OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE. Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this promotion or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration conducted in Ventura County, California, USA, pursuant to the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this promotion, but in no event attorney’s fees. If for any reason the promotion is not capable of running as planned, including for reasons of tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the promotion, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify and/or suspend the promotion and to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive manner. In the event the promotion is terminated, the Sponsor reserves the right to award the prizes in a random promotion from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received for the applicable promotion up to time of such action.


The Sponsor, Twitter, Inc., and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents are not responsible for lost, late, incorrect, incomplete, stolen, garbled, misdirected, undelivered or delayed retweets or entries or for retweets or entries not received by the end of the Entry Period; or for printing, distribution, production, technical, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the promotion, including, without limitation, errors in any advertising materials, the administration of the promotion, the processing of entries or the announcement of the prize.

The public may obtain the names of the winners by emailing by June 30, 2014.


Entries and the information contained therein will be used by the Sponsor in accordance with its privacy policy, available at By participating in this promotion and providing your e-mail address, entrants hereby agree to the Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted the Sponsor’s privacy policy.


The promotion and these Official Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, USA.

SAGE Publications, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 including affiliates SAGE Publications, Ltd., SAGE Publications Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd., SAGE Publications India Pvt. Ltd., Corwin Press, Inc., Adam Matthew, and The Goodwin Group International, LLC. (collectively, the “Sponsor”).

The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Twitter, Inc.

Copyright © 2014 SAGE Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective trademark owners.


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