Congratulations Tulane University Libraries — The New Bookcart Drill Team World Champions!
I decided to take a short break and watch the Bookcart Drill Team World Championship today at the conference. The audience was large and the bookcart teams in attendance had lots of spirit. Last year there were 15 teams competing and this year the competition was considerably smaller with only 4 teams, but each team gave it their all and entertained the crowd with unique routines.
The team from Tulane (“Booked on New Orleans”) was the clear crowd favorite and earned a standing ovation after their performance that inspired everyone to clap along as they performed. They edged out the fabulous pink-wigged “Book Divas” from Houston to take the title. The Tulane team was formed a mere 6 weeks ago and had never performed before in public. They had a team motto of “We Just Don’t Care” and it was great to see a group of academic librarians get out there and truly strut their stuff to a medly of New Orleans jazz tunes. They had pizzazz, showmanship and pretty good precision too. The fact that they practiced in the moldy basement of their previously flooded library in order to partipcate truly demonstrates the spirit of New Orleans –way to go Tulane!