Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Bedford City Council Decides to Look into Outsourcing Library

This article explains the situation in Bedford concerning the possible outsourcing of the library operations to a private company. I attended part of the city council meeting last night and was impressed with the support the library received from the Bedford residents. Maria Redburn, director of the Bedford Public Library, did a fantastic job presenting her business plan to the council. I lasted through four of the presentations done by the citizens. All of them were very passionate and logical in their arguments against outsourcing, and it surprised me that the council voted in favor going forward with the RFP process. NTRLS will be watching, and reporting, on developments over the next few months.

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