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Transparency and your favorite cities' public libraries.

How transparent are your favorite cities' public libraries? How robust a response do you get in asking to read public records of your favorite cities' public libraries? How intimidating is it to ask to read these public records? Read the annual reports of your favorite cities' public libraries. Read the long range plans of your favorite cities' public libraries. Read the minutes of public meetings of our cities' public libraries' boards. Grey literature of our cities' public libraries should be made more readily available either as municipal government documents, county government documents or cataloged as a part of the collections. Public libraries' staff, staff labor relations collective bargaining union advocates, library users/clientele/consumers can better contribute ideas more relevantly for long range planning with these public sources of information. Do your favorite cities' public libraries reign in staff from freely blogging about these public institutions?
See also
http://www.greynet.org/
http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlpubs/crlnews/backissues2004/march04...

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Could you explain the relevancy of this post to Library 2.0?
> Could you explain the relevancy of this post to Library 2.0?

by Michael E. Casey
http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6365200.html
"...develop ideas for new, affordable offerings, including physical services, from other libraries, staff feedback, and by surveying both current and potential customers."
"Through collaboration between staff and users, you will be able to develop a clear idea of how this model will work for your organization."
"Library 2.0, Service for the next-generation library"
http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6365200.html
by Michael E. Casey

See also
http://bplpsa.org/
http://www.local1930.org/
Our library does,

http://www.ci.casa-grande.az.us/library
Click on monthly reports, annual report, or see what's upcoming on our board agenda. Many, many libraries do this.

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