In Module 5, we’ll consider the advantages of cultivating a transparent library and professional ethos, while addressing the inherent issues of privacy when doing so. What does a transparent library/librarian look like, and what are the real, tangible advantages? Of the multitude of approaches to privacy, which ones are relevant and useful to help us find an optimal flow of information?
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Things to Read
These are assigned selected readings directly related to the module. Students should read as many as possible to incorporate into their work in the course overall.
- In praise of radical transparency
- The see-through CEO
- The transparent library: Introducing the Michaels
- A road map to transparency
- Social steganography: Learning to hide in plain sight
- Privacy and Publicity
Things to View
These are assigned media-based presentations that extend your knowledge and offer new dimensions to the topics. Students should view as many as possible to incorporate into their coursework.
Things to Explore
These topics/links/materials are optional further enhancements to the course content that offer more insight for those who are interested.
- Darien Library
- Open cover letters
- From the library director’s desk
- Transparency: How to become a transparent organization
- The transparent library school
- Check your ego at the door
- Measuring progress
- Going to the field
- Turning “no” into “yes”
- Six signposts on the way
- Six more signposts
- Privacy management on social media sites
- Anonymity, privacy, and security online