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January 26, 2015

Library Systems and Services, Inc. (LSSI). Argosy Private Equity invests in LSSI. On January 26, 2015, Argosy Investment Partners IV and Argosy Investment Partners V, through Argosy LSSI Holdings, LLC, acquired majority control of LSSI, an outsourced public services provider serving public library systems throughout the United States. LSSI provides services for new and existing libraries, as well as contract library services for Federal agencies. LSSI was formed in 1981 and currently manages libraries in more than 80 communities across the United States. [Full Announcement].

May 11, 2011

Library Systems and Services, Inc. (LSSI). Ron Dubberly Becomes President of LSSI. Library Systems & Services, LLC announced that Ron Dubberly became President of the company in April 2011. As President, he oversees all public and federal library contract operations. Dubberly also leads the company's innovation initiatives for the design and implementation of new outsourcing offerings. [Full Announcement].

March 4, 2010

Library Systems and Services, Inc. (LSSI). City of Redding approves extension of LSSI Library Operations Contract; City Council's Unanimous Vote Applauded by Library Advocates. Library Systems & Services, the nation's leading provider of library management services, announced that the Redding City Council voted unanimously to extend its library operations contract. The vote, which was taken at the February 22 city council meeting, extends LSSI's operations of the Redding, Anderson and Burney libraries in Shasta County for an additional three years. [Full Announcement].

October 7, 2007

Library Systems and Services, Inc. (LSSI). Jackson Countyís 15 libraries to reopen through innovative public / private partnership with LSSI. Library Systems and Services, LLC has signed an agreement with Jackson County, Oregon, to reopen and operate the Countyís 15 library branches, including the 85,000 sq ft Central Library in Medford, under a 5 year contract. All 15 library branches closed April 7, 2007, after Congress failed to renew funding through the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act. That resulted in a $23M annual loss to the County. [Full Announcement].

May 1, 2007

Library Systems and Services, Inc. (LSSI). City of San Juan, TX Contracts with LSSI to Staff and Operate Library. The City of San Juan, TX has signed a contract with Library Systems and Services to staff and operate the San Juan Public Library through September 2012. Under the terms of the contract, LSSI will increase the hours the library will be open to the public to at least 56 hours per week. [Full Announcement].

January 1, 2007

Library Systems and Services, Inc. (LSSI). City of Moorpark, CA Contracts with LSSI To Staff & Manage City Library. Library Systems and Services has contracted with the City of Moorpark, California to operate the Moorpark City Library. [Full Announcement].

October 1, 2006

Library Systems and Services, Inc. (LSSI). City of Leander, TX contracts with LSSI To operate new library. Library Systems and Services has been selected by the City of Leander, TX to staff and operate its new library. [Full Announcement].

September 1, 2006

Library Systems and Services, Inc. (LSSI). City of Redding, CA contracts with LSSI To manage and operate main library, two branches. Library Systems and Services has contracted with the City of Redding, California to manage and operate its main library and two branch libraries. In September, the Redding City Council agreed to accept ownership of Shasta Countyís Redding Municipal Library and hired LSSI to operate the library and its two branches. LSSI will also help facilitate the changeover from county to city ownership. [Full Announcement].

August 4, 2004

Library Systems and Services, Inc. (LSSI). LSSI and the City of Germantown, TN Reopen Germantown Community Library In Record Time. Just three weeks after signing a management contract with Library Systems and Services, the Germantown Community Library reopened itís doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a crowd of enthusiastic readers excited to see the changes to the revitalized library. On July 13, 2004, the City of Germantown assumed operation of the library, formerly a branch of the Memphis Shelby County Public Library System. [Full Announcement].

May 17, 2004

Library Systems and Services, Inc. (LSSI). Village of Bee Cave, TX Contracts with LSSI To Assist in the Expansion of Public Library. Library Systems and Services has contracted with the Village of Bee Cave, Texas to assist the Village with the expansion of their public library. LSSI has signed an agreement with Bee Cave to provide overall consulting services for this initiative. [Full Announcement].

June 04, 2003

Library Systems and Services, Inc. (LSSI). Tutor.com acquires LSSI Reference Division. Tutor.com announced the acquisition of LSSIís Reference Division. [Full Announcement].

September 18, 2002

Library Systems and Services, Inc. (LSSI). San Jose State University and LSSI announce partnership to help educate the next generation of virtual reference librarians. The School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University and Library Systems and Services announced a major new partnership to help educate the upcoming generations of reference librarians to ply their trade online. [Full Announcement].

July 3, 2002

Library Systems and Services, Inc. (LSSI). First Global Reference Service Established. The Richland County Public Library in Columbia, S.C., the Brisbane City Council Library Service in Queensland, Australia, and the Somerset County Council Libraries, Arts and Information Service in the United Kingdom are partnering to provide the first 24 hour global reference service. [Full Announcement].

May 21, 2002

Library Systems and Services, Inc. (LSSI). Virtual Reference Librarians now have Access to Expert Tutors. E-reference librarians can now help students with their homework help questions by passing them to an expert tutor. Library Systems & Services (LSSI) of Germantown, MA and Tutor.com of New York, NY announced today an alliance to integrate Tutor.com''s Live Homework Help, an innovative online tutoring service with the Virtual Reference capabilities of LSSI''s Virtual Reference Toolkit. [Full Announcement].

March 18, 2002

Library Systems and Services, Inc. (LSSI). Library Systems and Services Inc. selects eGain to power virtual reference desks. eGain Communications Corporation, a global provider of eService software, announced that Library Systems and Services Inc. (LSSI) has chosen eGain Live Web 5.0 to power its new Virtual Reference ToolKit. [Full Announcement].

Library Systems and Services, Inc. (LSSI). LSSI and eGain enable one of the hottest trends in libraries: serving patrons who would rather log on than visit the library in person. eGain Communications Corporation announced that Library Systems and Services Inc. (LSSI) has chosen eGain Live Web 5.0 to power its new Virtual Reference ToolKit. LSSI is the largest provider of contracted library management services in the US, and has pioneered the use of real-time text chat and Web co-browsing for interacting with reference librarians. The new version of eGain Live Web 5.0 will enable LSSI to speed the performance of co-browsing, and enable reference librarians to easily handle multiple chat and co-browsing sessions at the same time. [Full Announcement].

January 10, 2001

Library Systems and Services, Inc. (LSSI). Richardson to be presidental scholar at LSSI. The Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA is pleased to announce that Dr. John V. Richardson Jr., Professor, will be a Presidential Scholar of Virtual Reference Services at Library Systems & Services L.L.C. in Germantown, Maryland during his sabbatical from January to September 2002. [Full Announcement].

January 28, 1999

Library Systems and Services, Inc. (LSSI). Calabasas Public Library expands to 4,000 sq. ft. City Hall location. [Full Announcement].

March 3, 1998

Library Systems and Services, Inc. (LSSI). Award-winning library director tapped as Vice President for LSSI West Coast Operations: Gordon Conable takes lead in guiding the nation's first private-sector operation of a large public library system. [Full Announcement].

June 17, 1997

Library Systems and Services, Inc. (LSSI). LSSI to operate Riverside County Free Library System: award makes LSSI first private firm to operate a large public library system. [Full Announcement].

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