Thursday, 27 October 2011

Privatization Showdown Moves to Osceola County, Florida - ALA Magazine

http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/10262011/privatization-showdown-moves-osceola-county-florida

"After several months of rumors about the future of the Osceola Library System that serves Osceola County, Florida, a series of public hearings that began October 25 are seeking to explain why county officials are considering the outsourcing of library services to Germantown, Maryland–based privatization firm Library Systems and Services, Inc., and how LSSI plans to deliver the services sought. Officials seem to have an uphill battle on their hands to sway their constituents, however: The prospect of privatization has already pitted library supporters and the Florida Library Association against the county commission."

see http://www.flalib.org/advocacy_documents/Website_Osceola.pdf for Florida Library Association response to privatisation proposals

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