Library Philosophy and Practice (LPP) (ISSN 1522-0222) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal that publishes articles exploring the connection between library practice and the philosophy and theory behind it. These include explorations of current, past, and emerging theories of librarianship and library practice, as well as reports of successful, innovative, or experimental library procedures, methods, or projects in all areas of librarianship, set in the context of applied research.

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2009

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Information Services for Rural Community Development in Nigeria, Yahya Ibrahim Harande

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Librarian Faculty Status: What Does it Mean in Academia?, Nathan D. Hosburgh

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Devising a Classification Scheme for Islam: Opinions of LIS and Islamic Studies Scholars, Haroon Idrees and Khalid Mahmood

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Effects of Information Literacy Skills on the Use of E-Library Resources among Students of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, Abdulwahab Olanrewaju Issa, Amusan Blessing, and Umma Dauda Daura

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Recruitment and Retention of Personnel Directing Rural Libraries: A Review of Literature in Preparation of a Study for Idaho, Thomas Ivie

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Health Information Management Skills and ICT Staff Training Needs in a Nigerian Tertiary Medical Library, Helen Komolafe-Opadeji

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Information Needs of Faculty Members and Research Scholars of Chaudhary Charan Singh University: A Case Study, Devendra Kumar

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The Merchant of Venice: Schools, Libraries, and Censors, David C. Kupfer

Information-Seeking Behavior: A Study of Panjab University, India, Preeti Mahajan

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Use of Information and Communication Technology by Medical Students: A Survey of VSS Medical College, Burla, India, Bulu Maharana, Swarupanjali Biswal, and N. K. Sahu

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The Role of Library and Information Science Education in National Development, Fatemeh Malekabadizadeh, Farhad Shokraneh, and Akram Hosseini

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Closing the Gap: Investigating the Search Skills of International and US Students: An Exploratory Study, Charity K. Martin, Charlene Maxey-Harris, Jolie Ogg Graybill, and Elizabeth K. Rodacker-Borgens

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Societal Transformation and Reference Services in the Academic Library: Theoretical Foundations for Re-Envisioning Reference, Pamela N. Martin

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Library Leaders Needed: Yes, Please Apply, Rebecca McElrath

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Web-based Services in University Libraries: A Pakistani Perspective, Muhammad Sajid Mirza and Khalid Mahmood

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Databases: From Paper-based to Web-based, Alireza Isfandyari Moghaddam

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Scholarly Communication: A Journey from Print to Web, Bhaskar Mukherjee

LIS Research in Pakistan: An Analysis of Pakistan Library and Information Science Journal 1998-2007, Mirza Mirza Muhammad Naseer and Khalid Mahmood

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Libraries and the Future of Search, Judith O'Dell

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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Local Government Administration: The Case of Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, Monday Obaidjevwe Ogbomo

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Citation Analysis of Doctoral Works Submitted to the Department of Animal Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Wole Michael Olatokun

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Family-Work Conflict, Information Use, and Social Competence: A Case Study of Married Postgraduate Students in the Faculty of Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Doreen Yemisi Olorunfemi

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Copyright Law: Influence on the Use of Information Resources in Nigeria, Ogie Rosnold Omoba and Florence Adeola Omoba

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Reading Habits of Secondary School Teachers: A Study of Selected Secondary Schools in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area, Adebayo Oyeronke

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An Empirical Study of Accessibility and Use of Library Resources by Undergraduates in a Nigerian State University of Technology, Fadekemi Omobola Oyewusi and Samuel Adeolu Oyeboade

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Use of Electronic Resources by Postgraduate Students of the Department of Library and Information Science of Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria, Obuh Alex Ozoemelem

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Essential Writing Tools for Building a Scholarly Foundation in Higher Education, Kelli R. Paquette

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Use of the Internet by Faculty and Research Scholars at Gulbarga University Library, S Parameshwar and D.B. Patil

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Hiring the Reference Librarian: An Examination of Duty Equivalents, Beatrice Priestly

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Information Seeking Behavior and User Satisfaction of University Instructors: A Case Study, Muhammad Rafiq

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A Comparative Study of Credit Earning Information Literacy Skills Courses of Three African Universities, Oluwole Ejiwoye Rasaki

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Academic Status and the Doctoral Degree Requirement for Promotion of Librarians in Nigerian University Libraries, M.O. Salaam and F.N. Onifade

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Consortia and Cooperative Collection Development in the Libraries of Technological Institutes of North India, M P Satija

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Marketing Research as a Tool for Finding Library Users' Needs and Demands: Application of Three Party Theory, Farzana Shafique

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Information Technology and Online Resources in Dental College Libraries of Haryana, Chetan Sharma

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Avoiding a Tragedy: Information Literacy and the Tragedy of the Digital Commons, Christopher D. Springer

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A Student Profile of Information and Records Management Departments in Turkey, Fatoş Subaşıoğlu and Erkan Özdemir

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Information-Seeking Behavior of Law Faculty at Central Law College, Salem, S Thanuskodi

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The Environment of Higher Education Libraries in India, S Thanuskodi

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Individualized Learning in Universal Basic Education: Implications for the Librarian as Counselor, Emem Paul Udofia

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Strategies for Preservation and Increased Access to Newspapers in Nigerian University Libraries, Akobundu Dike Ugah

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HEC National Digital Library: Challenges and Opportunities for LIS Professionals in Pakistan, Nosheen Fatima Wairrach and Muzammil Tahira

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Metadata for Plant Seeds: Taxonomy, Standards, Issues, and Impact, Erin Wilson

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The Patriot Act and Early ALA Action: Habermas, Strauss, or Derrida?, David Woolwine

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Metadata: Implications for Academic Libraries, Israel Yañez

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Management of Change in Cataloguing: A Survey of Practices in Covenant University and University of Lagos, Nigeria, Felicia Yusuf

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Small Group Teaching in Library and Information Science, Razieh Zahedi

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The Role of the Iranian Library and Information Science Association in the Informal Education of Librarians, Mohammad Zerehsaz, Tania Azadi, and Fatemeh Pazouki

2008

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User Education at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Library: Prospects and Challenges, K. Agyen-Gyasi

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Application of Johari Window Theory to Understanding Librarian's Changing Roles as Information Providers, M. A. Akewukereke and Ibitoye Samuel Olukayode

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The Importance and Influence of Philosophical Thinking for Librarians, Nazli Alkan

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Issues of Book Acquisition in University Libraries: A Case Study of Pakistan, Kanwal Ameen

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Dialectic Schemes in Thesaurus Creation, Maziar Amirhosseini

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The Role of Academic Libraries in Universal Access to Print and Electronic Resources in the Developing Countries, Chinwe V. Anunobi and Ifeyinwa B. Okoye

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A Survey of Library Automation in College Libraries in Goa State, India, Sadanand Y. Bansode and Shamin Periera

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Librarians and the Attention Economy, Karl Bridges

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The Reference Interview: Theories and Practice, Stephanie Willen Brown

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Citation Analysis of Theses in Library and Information Science Submitted to University of Pune: A Pilot Study, R.V. Chikate and S.K. Patil

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Facilitating Scientific Research with Library Services: A Case Study of the IPR Library, Saroj Das and P.J. Pathak

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A Study of the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Tools by Librarians, S. Dhanavandan, Dr. S. Mohammed Esmail, and Dr. V. Mani

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An Analysis of Books Used by Computer Science and Engineering Students at Siddhartha Engineering College, M. Doraswamy

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Counting More Than the Gate: Developing Building Use Statistics to Create Better Facilities for Today's Academic Library Users, Daniel S. Dotson and Joshua B. Garris

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Serials Processing Activities in Southern Nigerian University Libraries, Benson E. Edoka and Chinwe V. Anunobi

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The Use of International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) and the Quality of Books Published in Nigeria, Uduak U. Enang

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Implications of Hypertext Theory for the Reading, Organization, and Retrieval of Information, Megan Fitzgibbons

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Growth and Development of Oriental Libraries in India, Sumeer Gul and Samina Khan

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Information Repackaging and Library Services: A Challenge to Information Professionals in Nigeria, Enemute Basil Iwhiwhu

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Self-Creation and Communal-Creation: A Philosophy of Reference Service, Kristina Jung

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The Changing Role of Researchers in Nigeria : The Internet as an Alternative Future to Modernity, Manir Abdullahi Kamba

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Promoting Public Awareness of HIV/AIDS in Africa: Follow-Up to a Pilot Study, Helen O. Komolafe-Opadeji

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Information Literacy for German Language and Literature at the Graduate Level: New Approaches and Models, Peter Kraus

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A Survey of Collection Development Practices in Technical Institutes in Ghaziabad, Utter Pradesh, India, Krishna Kumar, Akhtar Hussain, and Neetu Singh

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Should the American Canon Be Discussed in a Public Library? The Selection of Classic American Authors in One Book Reading Projects, David C. Kupfer

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Marketing of Library and Information Services and Products in University Libraries: A Case Study of Goa University Library, M. Madhusudhan

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The Creation of a Multimedia Orientation to the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi: A Systems Analysis, M. Madhusudhan and Reetu Verma

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Use of the Internet and Electronic Resources for Dental Science Information: A Case Study, Rajeev Manhas

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Free Websites of Value for Humanities Students and Faculty Researchers, Eileen McElrath

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Students' Perception of the Impact of User Education on the Use of Reference Resources: An Iranian Experience, Mahdi Mohammadi, Alireza Isfandyari Moghaddam, and Mehri Ezadi Yeganeh

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An Assessment of the Impact of Book Aid International (BAI) on the Development of Libraries in Kano State, Nigeria, Ahmed Mohammed

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The Development of Academic Journals in Institutions of Higher Learning in Kano State, Nigeria, Ahmed Mohammed

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“Books of the Hour”and “Books of All Time”: Booklists in the Evolving Library, Sarah Naper and Stephanie Wiegand

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Library and Information Support for New Partnership for Africa 's Development (NEPAD), Christopher Nkiko and Felicia O. Yusuf

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The Information Needs of Faculty Members in a Nigerian Private University: A Self-Study, Chuma Opara Nnadozie and Chizoba Doris Nnadozie

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The University Library, Information Provision, and Use by Policymakers in Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Nigeria, Abiodun O. Odunewu

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Availability and Accessibility of ICTs in the Rural Communities of Delta State, Nigeria, Monday Obaidjevwe Ogbomo and Esoswo Francisca Ogbomo

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Importance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Making a Heathy Information Society: A Case Study of Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria, Monday Obaidjevwe Ogbomo and Esoswo Francisca Ogbomo

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Student Characteristics and Use of Library Services in the University of Uyo, Anthonia E. Omehia, Boma B. Obi, and Henry Itohowo

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Faculty Opinion as Collection Evaluation Method: a Case Study of Redeemer's University Library, Osagie Oseghale

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Budgeting for Library Technical Services in an Electronic Age, Adetoun A. Oyelude and C.O. Ola

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Parallel Systems: The Coexistence of Subject Cataloging and Folksonomy, Elaine Peterson

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The Use of Information Sources and Services and Its Effect on the Research Output of Social Scientists in Nigerian Universities, S.O. Popoola

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Library Education in Bangladesh: Strengths, Problems, and Suggestions, A.I.M. Jakaria Rahman, Momena Khatun, and Dr. Mohammed Mezbah-ul-Islam

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Making E-Reference Books Findable, Mohan Ramaswamy, Tara Baillargeon, and Charlene N. Simser

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Minority Degree College Libraries in Andhra Pradesh: A Study with Special Reference to NAAC Standards, Syamalamba Rani

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Overlap in Web Search Results: A Study of Five Search Engines, Rafiq Ahmad Rather, Fayaz Ahmad Lone, and Gulam Jeelani Shah

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Marketing First Impressions: Academic Libraries Creating Partnerships and Connections at New Student Orientations, James G. Rhoades Jr. and Arianne Hartsell

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Hypertextual Library Manifesto Version 1.0, Riccardo Ridi

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Library Visits and Consultation: A Case Study of Universities in Northwestern India, Chetan Sharma

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Bridging the Information Divide among Engineering College Libraries in Tamil Nadu, India: A Network Design, S. Sivaraj, S. Mohammed Esmail, and M. Kanakaraj

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Information Needs and Information-Seeking Behavior of Arts and Humanities Teachers: A Survey of the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, Muhammad Tahir, Khalid Mahmood, and Farzana Shafique