May 22, 2022

A Suburban Memphis Public Library Wants to End Contract with LSSI

UPDATED 12/11/12: LSSI Fires Millington Library Director (via The Commercial Appeal, Memphis)

From The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN):

Sue Nan Hartley, chair of the Millington Library Board, told the Board of Mayor and Aldermen Monday night that LSSI has been helpful over the years, but recently has boxed them in, limiting what books they can order and what equipment they can purchase.


Hartley recommended that the board end its contract with LSSI this month, in time to give the company the required 180 days notice. Standing next to her in support Monday night was Brian Miller, director of the Millington Public Library and LSSI employee.

Miller said LSSI has repeatedly denied the Millington library’s requests for specific books because they weren’t on the company’s approved list. And he said, the contractor has made it difficult to get electronic books and requires the library to purchase equipment from specific companies, even if it’s cheaper somewhere else.

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See Also: Tennessee: Jackson-Madison County Library Trustees Vote to End Contract with LSSI (November 10, 2012)

See Also: Texas Public Library Terminates Contract With LSSI (September 1, 2012)

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