Book cart drill team

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A book cart drill team refers to a group of library employees (typically librarians and library technicians) who perform in public choreographed routines with wheeled carts. Participants generally aim to demonstrate esprit de corps and/or precision of movement. Teams exist throughout the United States, including Colorado,[1] Connecticut,[2] Delaware,[3] Florida,[4] Illinois,[5] Massachusetts,[6] Ohio,[7] Pennsylvania,[8] and Texas.[9] Since 2004 the "Library Book Cart Drill Team Championship" has taken place during the annual conference of the American Library Association.

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  1. ^ Montrose Daily Press, Jul 3, 2004
  2. ^ "Bridgeport Public Library Book Cart Drill Team," cf. Connecticut Post, May 18, 2003
  3. ^ "Delaware Diamonds Book Cart Drill Team," cf. Brandywine East Community News, Jul 13, 2009
  4. ^ Palm Beach Daily News, Jan 8, 2005
  5. ^ Des Plaines Times, May 3, 2007
  6. ^ "Plymouth Rockettes," cf. Boston Globe, May 22, 2008
  7. ^ "Clermont County Public Library book cart drill team," cf. Cincinnati Enquirer, Aug 18, 2005
  8. ^ Intelligencer (Doylestown, PA), Jul 4, 2003; "Abington Book Cart Drill Team" cf. Philadelphia Inquirer, Jun 18, 2006
  9. ^ Austin American-Statesman, Dec 31, 2008

Further reading[edit]

  • Linda D. McCracken, Lynne Zeiher. The library book cart precision drill team manual. McFarland & Co., 2002
  • Elaine F. Weiss. Dewey Decimal divas: Librarians ditch their cardigans and don feather boas to compete in the Book Cart Drill Team World Championships. Christian Science Monitor, June 27, 2007

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