Sunday, September 26, 2010

As L.S.S.I. Takes Over Libraries, Patrons Can’t Keep Quiet - NYTimes.com

As L.S.S.I. Takes Over Libraries, Patrons Can’t Keep Quiet - NYTimes.com

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.

“A lot of libraries are atrocious,” Mr. Pezzanite said. “Their policies are all about job security. That’s why the profession is nervous about us. You can go to a library for 35 years and never have to do anything and then have your retirement. We’re not running our company that way. You come to us, you’re going to have to work.”

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