The Transparent Library

Library Journal: The Transparent Library

We are very happy to share that we have edited together all of the Library Journal “Transparent Library” columns into an e-book that we are making available for FREE to readers of TTW.

Here’s the description:

The “Transparent Library” gathers 29 columns from Michael Casey and Michael Stephens. Originally published in Library Journal from 2007 – 2009, the column explored concepts related to transparency, management, engaging communities, social media, strategic planning and constant change. The e-book includes supplemental essays and columns, and includes a new conversation “The Transparent Library Revisited.”

By structuring the transparent library for constant and purposeful change we reduce the negative impact that change has on both the staff and user. Incorporating change into the organization through creative teams and open lines of communication allows the transparent library to add new tools, respond to changing community needs, and move ahead with new initiatives without shaking up the foundation.

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Individual Columns:

The Road Ahead
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 09/15/2009

It’s Fine to Drop Dewey
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 07/01/2009

Be Selfish, Promote Service
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 06/15/2009

Reasons for Optimism
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 05/15/2009

Cheers & Jeers
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 04/15/2009

You Can’t Afford Not To Do These Things
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 03/15/2009

Dear Library Directors
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 02/15/2009

Measure the Silence
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 01/01/2009

Six More Signposts
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 12/01/2008

Six Signposts on the Way
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 11/15/2008

Library PR 2.0
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 10/15/2008

When Worlds Collide
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 09/15/2008

Let’s All Lighten Up
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 08/15/2008

Check Your Ego at the Door
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 07/01/2008

How To Find the Right Fit
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 06/15/2008

Embracing Service to Teens
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 05/15/2008

Measuring Progress
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 04/15/2008

Cheers and Jeers
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 03/15/2008

Insights from the Front Line
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 02/15/2008

Coping with Anonymity
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 01/01/2008

A Road Map to Transparency
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 12/15/2007

The Technology Storm
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 11/15/2007

Triumphing Over Opacity
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 10/15/2007

Going to the Field
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 09/15/2007

Ask for What You Want
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 08/01/2007

The Open Door Director
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 07/01/2007

Living Out Loud
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 06/01/2007

Turning “No” into “Yes”
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 05/01/2007

Introducing the Michaels
By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens – 04/01/2007

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