Bronwyn’s Library Blog

The Transparent Library: Six Signposts on the Way

Posted by bronwynr on November 18, 2008

By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens

We recently presented a workshop in London at Internet Librarian International, based on our writings here, and realized that throughout the columns we’ve identified a set of mile markers for the journey toward transparency.

Give everyone an avenue to talk. Offer online and real-world mechanisms for all of the library’s stakeholders, staff and users, to talk, react, and suggest solutions. A good start is a suggestion box and a way to share the answers with everyone. Add an online forum or blog and “town hall meetings,” and the stage is set.  (continues)

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