Reflection 2: Transparency wake-up call

photo of busy circulation desk.
Frontline staff at Exeter Library, UK

I came away from the transparency lecture and readings with a new sense of urgency.  I first wanted to forward the readings pertaining to leadership to my dean (a great administrator, but not a librarian) to emphasize the importance of seeing how the front line deals with the day to day issues of an academic library.

I then veered off into thinking which of the articles I wanted to share with my library colleagues, but decided to hold off because they might take some of the articles like Turning “No” into “Yes” as me being on some high horse expounding new dictates to my peers. As the library’s department chair, I can see this move as being very preachy and overbearing.

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