Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Outsourcing/privatizing libraries again - only this time, in order to keep the buildings open without library service. Philadelphia mayor is planning to close 11 libraries to save money - but isn't stopping with closing the doors. He says the buildings will be turned into public centers that will be leased to new operators. Materials and computer access will stay, but librarians aren't promised in the new scheme.
From USAToday - http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2008/12/philly-to-close.html
From AP - http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ilv_H8ecm3B1EC1nnfnvLVpBqmcAD95CVKH00

No matter what type of library you work in or use - is your library next?

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