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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Why hasn't Troy considered privatizing the library?

They have. from supporting materials for Jan 24, 2011 city council meeting--Item N-10:
Cathleen Russ has contacted Library Systems & Services, Inc. (LSSI), a library management company, regarding outsourcing library services and staff.  LSSI typically looks at three areas when analyzing possible cost savings:  technology, materials, and staff. George Bateman, Vice President of LSSI, recommends that the City Council decide what level of service it wants the library to provide, if any, and then bid the job accordingly, at which point LSSI would respond to an request for proposal (RFP).

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