28 June 07 | Chad W. Post

Anyone who knows me (or who read any of my Words Without Borders blog postings), knows that I’m pretty honest about the dorky side of book people. We can’t dance, we generally don’t dress very well, our hip parties are probably the lamest of the media/entertainment industry, and we’re generally pasty folk. Some of us get geeked about BookExpo America, but when trying to explain to the outside world why we think this is cool, we generally fall short.

The equivalent BEA for librarians is the American Library Association annual conference. Which I’ve never been to, but have often been curious about. What do librarians do when they get together away from home? Are they as social awkward as publishing people? Do they stay out all night causing trouble?

Well, actually they participate in the Book Cart Drill Team World Championships.

And thanks to the wonders of YouTube, I have a few clips to share of this one-of-a-kind event:

Tulane University Book Cart Drill team

The Book Divas from Fairbanks Independent School District

And the University of Pittsburgh

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