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

www.nytimes.com/2010/09/2…

From the article: “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. Now the company, Library Systems & Services, has been hired for the first time to run a system in a relatively healthy city, setting off an intense and often acrimonious debate about the role of outsourcing in a ravaged economy.”