Human enterprises often need reports, analyses, white papers, and other documents. Writing is reasoning, a way to make meaning.
Among my main works:
The New Inquisition: Understanding and Managing Intellectual Freedom Challenges (Libraries Unlimited, 2007).
Articles on a host of topics in American Libraries, Library Journal, and a regular "Perspectives" feature of Public Libraries (the magazine of the Public Library Association).
From 1990 to 2012 I wrote a weekly newspaper column about all kinds of library-related issues (and more). You can find it at LaRue's Views.