Librarianship: A Prescient Profession

Over the past few days I’ve noticed a disturbing trend within our profession over the past year: the need to incorporate Michael Jackson tributes at professional functions. Here’s the National Library of Australia’s“Thriller” tribute, incorporating book carts:

Here’s Santa Monica Public’s entry at last year’s ALA Book Cart Drill Team competition:

How did they know? Or was it coincidence, driven by the fact that in our day-to-day lives, we who work in libraries always succumb to the opportunity to waive our hands claw-like over book carts for massive props?