2022
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Jun
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The old and the prudish: an examination of sex, sexuality, and queerness in Library of Congress Classification

By Tiffany Henry, Rhonda Kauffman, and Anastasia Chiu In Brief Despite the fact that scholarship and knowledge about sex and sexuality have grown enormously in the last century, these topics in the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) schedules have remained stagnant, particularly in the HQ schedule (a classification subclass), entitled “The Family. Marriage. Women.” In...
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2022
18
May
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A Practitioner’s Guide to Serious Play in the Library

By Reid Boehm and Taylor Davis-Van Atta In brief For academic libraries, making investments that strengthen and integrate research and development (R&D) capacity may also disrupt long-established norms and structures both within the library and across an institution. This article analyzes the authors’ experiences as well as the existing literature in order to highlight cultural...
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2022
20
Apr
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Working Towards Tenure Together: Creating an Intersectional Peer Supported Cohort Model

By Halle Burns, Mayra Corn, Jennifer Culley, Stephanie Fell, Sarah Jones, Christina Miskey, Ruby Nugent, Rebecca Orozco, Brittani Sterling, & Aidy Weeks1 In Brief After observing the realities of the tenure-track process at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), a number of newly hired faculty librarians created an informal ongoing, peer-to-peer support network. This...
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2022
6
Apr

Navigating the Academic Hiring Process with Disabilities

By Gail Betz In Brief This article will describe strategies employed by academic librarians with disabilities throughout the hiring process. In in-depth interviews with 40 full-time employed academic librarians with various disabilities, numerous strategies emerged that these librarians utilized to adapt the hiring process to better accommodate their specific needs. Qualitative methods were chosen to...
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2022
29
Mar

Letter From the Editorial Board

Dear Valued Readers, We would like to address some of the responses to our recently published article, “Conspiratorial Thinking in Academic Libraries: Implications for Change Management and Leadership.” While we do not believe that a convincing case has been made for retracting the article, as some have demanded, we acknowledge that our current editorial and...
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2022
8
Mar
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Conspiratorial Thinking in Academic Libraries: Implications for Change Management and Leadership

In Brief Some level of belief in conspiracy theories among United States citizens is quite common. Academic libraries have seen significant change over the past 30 years, creating environments ripe for employees to believe in organizational conspiracy theories, or the “notions that powerful groups (e.g., managers) within the workplace are acting in secret to achieve...
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2022
19
Jan
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Are we walking the talk? A snapshot of how academic LIS journals are (or aren’t) enacting disciplinary values

By Rachel Borchardt, Symphony Bruce, Amanda Click, and Charlotte Roh In Brief  The academic library field claims to value social responsibility, open access, equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). But academic library journal practices do not always reflect these values. This article describes a mixed-method study designed to operationalize and measure these values in practice. We...
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2021
31
Dec

New Year, New Cycles, New Platform

Update from the In the Library with the Lead Pipe Editorial Board In 2022, we will be refreshing, upgrading, and relaunching on a new platform and with new cycles for article submission and publication. To get ready for these big changes, we will pause submissions on January 15, 2022 at 11:59pm Hawaii Standard Time. (That...
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2021
13
Oct
, and

Source Evaluation: Supporting Undergraduate Student Research Development

By Iris Jastram, Claudia Peterson and Emily Scharf In Brief  Each year since 2008, librarians at Carleton College read samples of sophomore writing as part of the Information Literacy in Student Writing project. The data captured through this project combined with our experiences in consultations and instruction sessions give us a richer understanding of undergraduate information literacy habits....
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