Friday, August 24, 2007

The Sweet Smell of eBooks

At least, if you get them from CafeScribe.

Apparently they plan to issue scratch-n-sniff stickers with their eBooks?
Read all about it in Wired Campus.

Also in today's NYT. If you think library fund-raising is bad, at least we're not cleaning bleachers. (At least, I hope you're not having to clean bleachers to keep the doors open!)

And good news for Jackson Conty, OR: looks like the may get to re-open after all. With shorter hours and less qualified staff. Hmm. What I didn't realize, was that Jackson County would be joining a group of libraries already under management by LSSI:

  • Arlington, TN
  • Bee Cave, TX
  • Calabasas, CA
  • Chatham College, PA
  • Collierville, TN
  • Fargo, ND
  • Finney County, KS
  • Germantown, TN
  • Hemet, CA
  • Jackson, TN
  • Lancaster, TX
  • Leander, TX
  • Linden, NJ
  • Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., NY
  • Millington, TN
  • Montgomery College, MD
  • Moorpark, CA
  • Red Oak, TX
  • Redding, CA
  • Riverside County, CA
  • San Juan, TX
Anyone from these places want to comment on your experience?


Anonymous said...

As a librarian in a neighboring town to Leander, TX - what we hear isn't very good. We recently hired a staff member who worked at that location and they are very glad to have moved away. The citizens in Leander - who had an excellent, although very small, library previous to LSSI are finally starting to realize all that they have lost in the transition. We are all watching to see what happens in the next year or two.

Alice said...

Hmmm, sorry to hear this sad news. Let us all hope that LSSI has learned from places like Leander and will provide a higher level of service in Oregon. (And go back and make a renewed commitment in Leander, of course!)