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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2010
Oct
13

#HackLibSchool

In the Library with the Lead Pipe welcomes guest poster Micah Vandegrift. Micah is a graduate student in Library and Information Studies at Florida State University. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, and is interning at the Brooklyn Public Library. Micah’s education has focused on 20th century American culture, digital media and the humanities and...
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2010
Sep
29
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Articulating Value in Special Collections: Are We Collecting Data that Matter?

As librarians, we invest a great deal of time and effort instructing researchers on how to use our materials. This is especially true for special collections librarians, as we attempt to familiarize researchers with our unique resources and intricate collection arrangements. At the end of that instruction investment, we often wonder if we have been...
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2010
Sep
01

A View From the Neutral Zone

In the Library with the Lead Pipe is pleased to welcome another guest author, Markus Wust! Markus is the Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian at North Carolina State University Libraries and works on exciting projects such as WolfWalk (mobile app for exploring NC State using special collections images and geolocation data) and NC Architects (database...
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2010
Aug
18

Our Blog is Your Blog

by Editorial Board This issue of In the Library with the Lead Pipe is devoted to you, dear reader: your requests, suggestions, and questions for the six of us blogging under the Lead Pipe banner. Since we began this blog nearly two years ago, we have collaborated every few months on a group post to...
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