11
Feb
2016

And we’re back!

by Editorial Board The In the Library with the Lead Pipe board has been investigating the hacked/malware warnings related to the site and are pleased to report we’re in the clear! Many thanks to @librarieshacked, who was able to pinpoint obfuscated code on the site. We’ve removed that and have passed the subsequent Google review....
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13
Jan
2016

The Quest for Diversity in Library Staffing: From Awareness to Action

by Jennifer Vinopal The work of diversity in libraries begins at the crossroad where superiority, inaction, and denial become intolerable. – Sandra Ríos Balderrama, “This Trend Called Diversity” In Brief: Despite our ongoing quest for diversity and a growing number of initiatives to increase it, the demographics of the professional librarian population haven’t changed in...
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30
Dec
2015
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Editorial: Introductions All Around

In Brief: Over the past year, the Editorial Board has experienced some changes (yay, growing pains!). In this group post, current board members introduce themselves and talk about the types of articles they’d love to see submitted in 2016. We also thank all of our emeritus board members for their hard work shaping In The...
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16
Dec
2015
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Say what? Exploring “The most interesting place in the city” – the comments section of online news articles

In Brief Online commenting culture can be intriguing. Do people comment on news articles about libraries? What do they say? These are the questions that led us to study public comments in response to news articles about libraries in major U.S. newspapers. Newspaper articles were selected for analysis based on their relevance to libraries and...
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18
Nov
2015
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Renovation as a Catalyst for Change

Throwback Thursday for November 18, 2015: Take a look at Renovation as a Catalyst for Change by Erin Dorney and Eric Frierson. We may be coming to the end of 2015, but it’s never too late to think about switching things up at your library! By Erin Dorney and Eric Frierson Introduction This Lead Pipe post is about...
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4
Nov
2015
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Gendered Expectations for Leadership in Libraries

In Brief Despite significant gains in representation at the administration level, there is still a disparity between the percentage of women in our profession and women as library leaders. Additionally, even when women attain leadership roles, even top positions in libraries, there are still hurdles in the shape of gendered expectations. This article examines the...
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7
Oct
2015

White Librarianship in Blackface: Diversity Initiatives in LIS

In Brief: Whiteness—an ideological practice that can extend beyond notions of racial supremacy to other areas of dominance—has permeated every aspect of librarianship, extending even to the initiatives we claim are committed to increasing diversity. This state of affairs, however, need not remain. This article examines the ways in which whiteness controls diversity initiatives in...
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23
Sep
2015
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Editorial: Summer Reading 2015

Photo by Flickr user Moyan_Brenn of Moyan Brenn Photography (CC BY 2.0) Editors from In The Library With The Lead Pipe are taking a break from our regular schedule to share our summer reading favs. Tell us what you’ve been reading these last few months in the comments! By Editorial Board, Hugh Rundle, Ellie Collier, Annie Pho, Erin Dorney, Bethany Messersmith, Lindsey...
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