British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) News

TV Star Julie Backer from West Vancouver Memorial Library

Proving once again that librarians (in general) are veritable founts of knowledge, British Columbia Library Association member Julie Backer traveled to Hollywood to appear with fellow Canuck (of the non-librarian type) Alex Trebek on Jeopardy! on May 25, 2006. Julie sailed through the Vancouver audition and after much study was tied for the lead going into Final Jeopardy. Needless to say, Julie will not soon forget "What is Iwo Jima?" the question to the Final Jeopardy answer, or the experience of appearing on national television. 

BCLA would like to thank Julie for her generous donation of 10% of her winnings to BCLA's Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize Fund.

Way to go, Julie!