March 23, 2018

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Archives for July 1998

One Year Later: Private Management in Riverside Co., CA

When California’s Riverside County announced it was hiring a private company to run its library system, Caryn Lanka was among the skeptical. “I’m philosophically opposed to private contracting when it comes to libraries,” said Lanka, a volunteer at the Desert Hot Springs branch and President of the Desert Friends, a Friends of the Library umbrella group.

Yet despite her misgivings, Lanka had to admit she’d seen some concrete improvements since LSSI (Library Systems and Services, Inc. of Germantown, Maryland) took over […]