Questions Raised as Private Company Takes Over Libraries

September 27, 2010

The New York Times has a timely article about the controversy surrounding Library Systems & Services, Inc. (LSSI), as it continues to take over libraries around the country.  But is there really anything to be concerned about? In an era of outsourcing and privatization, why not libraries as well? What is the big deal (if any)? Be sure to read (and join) the lively discussion in the comments section. (Full disclosure: Prior to serving as the Director of the Evanston Public Library, Mary Johns was director of public library operations for LSSI).


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