Private Company Taking Over Public Libraries Angers Employees and Patrons

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Library Systems & Services pitches to cities that it fixes broken libraries — often by cleaning house.

A private company in Maryland has taken over public libraries in ailing cities in California, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas, growing into the country’s fifth-largest library system.  Now the company, Library Systems & Services, has been hired for the first time to run a system in a relatively healthy city, setting off an intense and often acrimonious debate about the role of outsourcing in a ravaged economy.

 

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