Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bookcart Drill Teams

A great way to round out the conference on a happy note is to attend the Book Cart Drill Team Championships, sponsored by Demco. Teams compete for gold, silver, and bronze book carts from ... Demco! This year's competition was scheduled for Sunday afternoon, June 29th.

An ALA news release on June 17, 2008 named the participating teams:

  • “Bibliotechies,” St. Margaret's Episcopal School,
    San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • “California Girls,” California School Library Association
    Southern Section
  • “Call Number 007,”
    Riverside County Library (Calif.) System - West
  • “Dancing Raisinettes,” Fresno County (Calif.) Library
  • “Palm Desert Library Cart Attacks”
    Riverside County (Calif.) Library System
  • “The Bibliofiles,” Austin (Texas) Public Library
  • “The Delaware Diamonds,” Delaware
  • “Well Stacked Scibrarians,” Santa Monica Public Library
Once again hosted by our favorite MC's authors Jon Scieszka and Mo Willems, the event is always a crowd pleaser. This is the third drill team championship I have attended and was by far the most well-attended in terms of both participants and audience members (SRO crowd). Demco posted the winners on their ALA conference page:
  • 1st place - The Well-Stacked Sci-Brarians
    Santa Monica Public Library, CA
  • 2nd place - The Bibliofiles
    Austin Public Library, TX
  • 3rd place - The Bibliotechies
    St. Margaret's Episcopal School, Palm Desert, CA

Not able to attend? Well, shame on you ... but never fear. There are several YouTube videos of the program. I've been a bit video happy here lately, so instead of embedding I am adding links.

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