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New ALA Book: Privatizing Libraries

“The book also examines what happens when a private, for-profit organization takes over essential management tasks and decisions of a public library, including the effects this can have on services, patron satisfaction and staff, as well as legal issues. It provides in-depth recommendations for librarians who want to retain control of their own institutions. Including forewords by Patricia A. Tumulty, chair, ALA Committee on Library Advocacy and ALA Task Force on Privatization, and Marci Merola, director, ALA Office for Library Advocacy, this special report offers case studies, statistics and a valuable checklist of to-dos for libraries that are facing partial or complete privatization.”

Visit the ALA blog for more information, and go to the ALA store here to purchase the book!

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