2010
Feb
03

Critical Literacy? Information!

Throwback Thursday for February 12, 2015: Take another look at Heather Davis’s article on the ACRL Standards from 2010. Stop back on February 25th for a critical information literacy perspective on the new Framework from Ian Beilin. by Heather Davis Picture it, a higher education institution, 2009. The sun is shining. It’s a warm summer day. Your iced coffee...
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2010
Jan
21

What water?

by Sara Seely Recently I was lucky enough to come across the publication of a commencement speech given by David Foster Wallace in 2005 to a group of wide-eyed graduates from Kenyon College. While it’s difficult to sum up what one takes away from a four-year-degree, this particular rumination helps to qualify the value of...
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2009
Dec
16

How Do You Say No?

By Emily Ford Have you ever found yourself thinking: “I know I said yes to this, but now I wish I’d said no. That’s what I wanted to say in the first place”? Chances are you said yes because you were afraid to say no or you didn’t know how, or you don’t like saying no....
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2009
Dec
02

So you want to write about libraries?

By Brett Bonfield In the Library with the Lead Pipe is a little over a year old now. We published our first article on October 8, 2008, and we’ve now published thirty-five in all, along with five group posts. By most measures, we’re still a new publication, but we’ve also been pretty successful. About 2,250 people...
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2009
Nov
11

Not Just Another Pretty Picture

Not just another pretty picture By Hilary Davis Introduction I’m a slave to spreadsheets. Trying to decide between a stacked column bar chart and a 3-D area chart is par for the course in my work. Microsoft Excel© is great for many practical needs, but it doesn’t always support the need to create simple, compelling and...
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2009
Oct
28

[RE]Boot Camp: Share Some. Learn More. Teach Better.

By Ellie Collier Setting the Stage Last fall, as a part of the Texas Library Association’s “Transforming” initiative, my library held its own transforming retreat. Austin Community College (ACC) Library Services has gone through a hiring spurt recently, adding 10 new full time librarians in just the last three years. This retreat brought together all 23...
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2009
Oct
14

Learning to teach through video

By Kim Leeder It’s a truth so many of us keep in the dark corners of our lives as instruction librarians: we were never taught to teach. We’re not unusual, really, and the same is true of many of our higher education colleagues. We study a field, we gain some expertise in that field, and then...
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2009
Sep
30

An Inflection Point for American Public Libraries

In the Library with the Lead Pipe is pleased to welcome another guest author, Jean Costello! Jean is a technical project manager for a prominent STM publisher. She is a passionate supporter of public libraries and blogs regularly as The Radical Patron. By Jean Costello 2009 may be an inflection point for public libraries. This year,...
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