I would argue against the descriptor “Grand” in the [announcement for the “Opening and Dedication Ceremony”] of the Idyllwild Library.
A pall hangs over it since the personnel changeover months ago, whatever the undisclosed reasons.
The distasteful manner in which this occurred remains fresh in the minds of many of us who were volunteers and acquaintances of the long-serving workers there.
Of course, library service to the community remains the priority but the foul odor left by LSSI [Library Systems & Services LLC], the British owned contractor, who manages the Riverside County Library System, will remain.
As a former degreed library professional, I have shared this information wherever possible.
Sadly, LSSI has had no comment which suggests policies which go beyond the over utilized excuse of “confidentiality” disguising any possible form of transparency.
LSSI has not shown itself to be a good corporate neighbor, at the very least, and they are certainly not “people” within the parameters of any popular context.
Be sure to click on the link below which confirms my position from no better source than “American Libraries,” the magazine of the American Library Association.