11
Mar
2009

New schedule and a call for guest authors

By Editorial Board Since our launch last October, In the Library with the Lead Pipe has been publishing a new post nearly every Wednesday. As writers, drafting long-form, in-depth posts on a weekly basis has proved challenging, even with the contributions of our talented guests. We’ve heard from many of you that, as readers, you’ve found...
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5
Mar
2009

Will the Real Emily Please Stand Up

While personal information is often thought of as only the documents, emails, and other pieces of information that people receive or retain for some potential, immediate, or future need, William Jones, in his Keeping Found Things Found: The Study and Practice of Personal Information Management (Morgan Kaufmann, 2008), expands the field to include information about "me" or owned by "me." As our online identities, information about us online, expand, how can we manage that information to put our best face (identity) forward?
11
Feb
2009

It’s the Collections that are Special

In the Library with the Lead Pipe is pleased to welcome another guest author, Lisa Carter! Lisa has just recently been appointed as Visiting Program Officer to work with the Association of Research Libraries Special Collections Working Group. Read more to learn about her vision and thought-provoking ideas about the future of special collections… By Lisa...
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21
Jan
2009

A Librarian’s Guide to 332.024

By Brett Bonfield I want you to think rationally about money. That’s my goal for this article. After you read it, I want you to feel more in control. That sounds easy, but it’s hard to think clearly when it comes to money. Daniel Kahneman was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2002 for his work...
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14
Jan
2009

A Look at Recessions and their Impact on Librarianship

Image courtesy of Flickr user RayBanBro66 By Hilary Davis Given the constant flood of reports comparing our current economic recession with past major recession events including the Great Depression, I want to explore the historical patterns of employment rates and salaries for librarians at times of recession and the role of libraries during recession events. In...
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