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For Profit Libraries: Help or Hindrance?

Savvy readers love local libraries, but what if that library went private? This is the reality that several public libraries in cities of California, Oregon, Tennessee, and Texas are facing because of the latest takeover by L.S.S.I., a private company. CEO Frank Pezzanite said the majority of libraries were "atrocious," because the high level of job security makes librarians complacent. If the library runs like a company, their workers will have to be efficient or face the axe, just like a typical employee, Frank said. This move may seem drastic to people, but it has come about due to the financial struggles that libraries are facing. How do you feel about public libraries being run by private companies — is this a good or bad move?

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