2011
Mar
09

On the Internet, with the Exploded Text

Looking at print books from a writer’s first-person perspective By Jessamyn West I wrote a book in 2009 and 2010. It’s getting published this year (2011) sometime. Let me tell you about what it’s like writing a print book for a large trade publisher during the long leisurely sunset of print. It was different from...
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2011
Feb
23
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Editorial: Lead Pipe Debates the Stealth Librarianship Manifesto

By Editorial Board, Ellie Collier and Brett Bonfield A few weeks ago John Dupuis, of Confessions of a Science Librarian fame, posted his Stealth Librarianship Manifesto. He begins: This particular edition of the manifesto applies to academic libraries. The principles of stealth librarianship apply to all branches of the profession, each in particular ways. Other...
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2011
Jan
26

Reconsidering Facebook

By Hilary Davis Last year there was a revolt against Facebook. Lots of people were weighing the pros and cons of becoming a Facebook dropout, including librarians. For many of these detractors and potential detractors of Facebook, the disjunct structure of personal and professional identity was no longer holding up under the pressure of Facebook’s...
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2011
Jan
12

Disappearances

In the Library with the Lead Pipe welcomes David B. Morris. In between twenty years as a self-employed writer, Morris held professorships at the University of Iowa, at the University of Virginia, and at Stanford University. His wider understanding of books and lives owes much to his wife, Ruth, a technical services librarian and library...
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2010
Dec
15
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Take the Template and Run: Austin Community College’s Student Library and Technology Use Study

In the Library with the Lead Pipe welcomes guest author Adrian Whatley. Adrian Whatley is the e-Resources Librarian at Austin Community College. She views her job as connecting students to the information they need in the easiest, most time-efficient manner possible. by Adrian Whatley and Ellie Collier Part One: Setting the Stage Austin Community College...
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2010
Dec
01

Welcoming the Homeless into Libraries

Photo by Flickr user Alex Barth (CC BY 2.0) by Kim Leeder I hope those reading this post had a warm, happy Thanksgiving, surrounded by family and friends. I spent most of last week in Florida at my parents’ “snowbird” house with my immediate family, all of us having traveled at least 1,200 miles to...
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2010
Nov
10

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Thanks to Heather B. of [!!!]Sweet Peas Photography[!!!] on Flickr for this image by Emily Ford A Little Background Here at In the Library with the Lead Pipe we’ve had several potential guest authors ask us if we would publish their work under pseudonyms or anonymously. Usually the requests we receive to post anonymously are...
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2010
Oct
27

The Desk Setup

Derik Badman Developer, Springshare Who are you, and what do you do? by Brett Bonfield I’m Derik Badman. For a paying job I work as a web developer for Springshare, Inc (creator of LibGuides and LibAnswers). Most of my time is spent working on LibAnswers: adding features and occasionally fixing bugs. I also spend time...
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