In the Library with the Lead Pipe
In the Library with the Lead Pipe is a website which focuses on topics about libraries. Though the format is essentially a blog, submissions are peer reviewed by one internal and one external reviewer. Most posts are formatted as scholarly articles, between 2000 and 5000 words each and with footnote citations. The editors and primary authors of the site are Brett Bonfield, Ellie Collier, Hilary Davis, Erin Dorney, Emily Ford, Eric Frierson, Kim Leeder, Micah Vandegrift, and Leigh Anne Vrabel; Derik Badman was one of the founding editors and did most of the design for the website.
Researcher Arthur Hendricks conducted a survey of 67 university librarians and archivists. He found that of those, 5% were regular readers of In the Library with the Lead Pipe. The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) incorporated involvement with In the Library with the Lead Pipe into its 2010 Strategic Plan.
- "Submission guidelines". In the Library with the Lead Pipe. Retrieved 25 September 2010.
- Hendricks, Arthur (2010). "Bloggership, or is publishing a blog scholarship? A survey of academic librarians". Library Hi Tech 28 (3): 470–477. doi:10.1108/07378831011076701. Retrieved 25 September 2010.
- "Draft LITA Strategic Plan". ALA Connect. 18 January 2010. Retrieved 25 September 2010.