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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2010
Jul
07

Tryin’ to Get My Mojo Workin’

Muddy Waters, can you help me get my mojo working? by Emily Ford I have a problem. Several months ago I realized I’d lost my librarian mojo and since that time I’ve been struggling to reclaim it. Being the person that I am, I have been hyper-analyzing my mojo loss. I have been disenchanted at...
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2010
Jun
23

The Fiske Report

by Ellie Collier Introduction I have a soft spot in my heart for library history. I credit my library history classes for making me the academic librarian I am today. They taught me more about critical thinking, how to do research, and how to navigate an academic library than the rest of my program combined....
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