Monday, March 29, 2010

Booktruck dance teams, Avoiding

Never agree to be on a library committee without first reading its charge.  Sometimes an innocuous sounding group, like the "Collection Assessment Revisioning Team," turns out to be the code name for your library's secret book cart dance troupe. And, yes, costumes are mandatory.

7 comments:

finally_a_librarian said...

I was about to join, when I conveniently remembered that I forgot to renew my ALA membership. Golly, what was I thinking?

Laura said...

Admiration of your peers? That's very hard to believe. Cruel impersonations and choruses of snorts and snickers, maybe, but admiration?

Anonymous said...

I have nightmares about our book truck drill team. I still don't know how I got involved, particularly when I went to great lengths to avoid it.

I got a master's degree for this? said...

Very sound advice. I'm on some committees (like, collection development and technology "stuff") and if any of them ever turns into "dancing with a book cart," I will just go break my ankle or something. Because, while a broken bone sucks, nothing can suck as much as national humilation with a book cart.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Lord. I was hoping our library was the only library with a booktruck dance team. Dammit.

klc said...

Is that really a real poster? Like, for cereal? I don't know whether to be envious, or run and hide.

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