We are a team of librarians working in various types of libraries across the United States. In addition to essays by its editorial board, In the Library with the Lead Pipe features articles by guests representing other perspectives including educators, administrators, library support staff, and community members. If you’d like to submit an article to us, or propose an article, please see our submission guidelines. We’ve also posted a guide to the review and publication process we’ll follow with you if your article is accepted.
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