Upper Rogue libraries celebrate their return

White City Branch manager Lisa Ramos-Vance Jubilant residents flocked to the Eagle Point Library on October 31, for its first day back in service. As smiles flashed from all directions, what had seemed like a punitive six-month period of deprivation, had finally come to a joyous halt. A brief, symbolic 10 a.m. ceremony featured the…

Library contractors address county residents

In a community meeting room at Medford’s Central Library on Oct. 11, LSSI officials greeted local residents to field their numerous questions. Pat Ashley of Eagle Point Friends of the Library, credited Susan Huntley  for arranging this gathering.      LSSI’s Frank Pezzanite highlighted his company’s successful contracts with the Library of Congress, Import/Export Bank,…

Public invited to hear LSSI management speak

 Are you wondering what the new library management will be like?  Do you have questions about how the libraries will be run with this new method of outsourcing?      A top management team from LSSI, Inc, will hold their first public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11 to talk about their firm and then answer…

Libraries will be opening

Jackson County libraries will be opening, hopefully in early November. A contract was signed with Library Systems & Services, LLC, (LSSI) late last week and they were already in a hiring mode.      The private firm was founded in 1981. Today they operate more than 47 public libraries throughout the United States.     According…

Library negotiations begin with LSSI

Eagle Point library The Jackson County Budget Committee unanimously approved an outsourcing bid that could have some library branches open by mid-November. The county will enter into negotiations with Library Systems and Services, commonly known as LSSI. Both parties hope to have a contract finalized by the first of October.      The negotiations are…

County budget meets to discuss funding libraries

The Jackson County Budget Committee meets Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 9 a.m. to discuss the 2007-08 Jackson County Library budget and whether funds will be allocated to reopen libraries. The meeting comes as a result of the filing of an intent to award a bid. "This does not mean someone will be awarded a contract,…