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Brown signs bill restricting library privatization

AP – “Under a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, private companies would be required to prove that they would save taxpayers money should they take over a public library. AB438 by Democratic Assemblyman Das Williams of Santa Barbara is designed to restrict the privatization of public libraries. Williams has said that some public libraries have decided to let private, for-profit companies run the libraries and the new library service providers often impose new fees on taxpayers while diminishing the quality of library services.”

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Outsourcing public libraries gets more review in sagging economy

dallasnews.com – “Outsourcing the Manske Library operation has produced an outpouring of emotion. One resident calls the issue "the third rail of Farmers Branch politics."The citys reviewing two proposals: one to keep it under its administration and another from Library Systems & Services LCC, a Germantown, MD.-based firm that runs 13 library systems in the nation, or 63 facilities.”

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More on Outsourcing Public Libraries

David Bollier – “There may be no more eloquent statement about the erosion of our civic connectedness than the news that public libraries around the country are starting to outsource their daily operations.”

Josh Neff should like this piece.

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