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I am very happy to share that over the past few weeks Michael Casey and I 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 […]

News: Download “The Transparent Library” e-book here!



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In the Library with a Lead Pipe is one of my favorite blogs. The writing is peer-reviewed, balanced and well-reasoned. The most recent post by Emily Ford is evidence of this: http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2010/x/ Emily explores the nature of undisclosed publications: Hiding our identities allows us to break accepted social practice and […]

X – On Anonymity & Librarianship


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I’m not a library director.  Heck, who knows if I’ll ever be a library director.  But spend some time working in a public library and you’ll see a common theme: most employees and the public have no clue what a library director does.  There’s this belief that the library director […]

The Transparent Library Director



By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens We’ve been writing this column for more than two years, and though it’s been a wonderful experience, it’s time to move on to other projects and topics. We appreciate the feedback we’ve received on the LJ site, via emails, and in person—including all of […]

The Road Ahead








By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens These may be tough times, but libraries are more important than ever. We find reasons for optimism and also offer advice to new graduates. Libraries are going through some difficult times right now. What gives you hope? MS: Libraries are forging ahead with low-cost […]

Reasons for Optimism