Corporate transarency is the buzz thing in the business world right now. Well, it really was the buzz like three years ago, but it’s one of those things that’s a persistent topic since it was started and will continually become a common method of conducting business. (Especially now, when Americans have a vested interest in what corporations are doing, now that their government dollars are supporting past mistakes.)
Anyways, it shouldn’t be all that hard for libraries to be transparent organizations. We are already embracing the appropriate trends when we say we LOVE Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 and all that. The next step in all that lovin’ is appropriateness and timing. Here are a few links to get you started on the topic of transparency…
Radical Trust – a great social networking in business site by a corporate transparency expert
Get Naked! - Wired Magazine had a great issue a few years ago that was all about transparency in the corporate world. It’s appropriate for libraries too though.
Don’t Friend Me! – David Lee King writes about the right way to garner your library’s Facebook friends. (Friends don’t let friends ho themselves out on Facebook – my words, not his…)