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In the Library with the Lead Pipe


We are six librarians working in academic, public, and school libraries across the United States. In addition to essays by its founders, In the Library with the Lead Pipe features articles by guests representing special libraries and archives, as well as educators, administrators, library support staff, and community members. If you want to submit a guest post, see our submission guidelines.

In the Library with the Lead Pipe is intended to help improve our communities, our libraries, and our professional organizations. Our goal is to explore new ideas and start conversations; to document our concerns and argue for solutions. Each article is openaccess and is peer-reviewed by at least one external and one internal reviewer.




“In the Library with the Lead Pipe,” ibiblio catalog, accessed May 26, 2016,