May 2007 – The City of San Juan, TX has signed a contract with Library Systems and Services (LSSI) 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.
"Hiring LSSI will allow the City of San Juan to have an MLS degreed librarian working full time in its library," says Bob Windrow, LSSI's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "In addition, Mayor San Juanita Sanchez would like a significantly larger library built for the citizens of San Juan and LSSI is committed to working closely with the City to help make that goal become a reality."
"The level of expertise that LSSI brings to our library is far beyond what we could hire on our own," states City Manager, Jorge Arcuate. "Hiring LSSI to operate our library is like hiring an NFL head coach to coach a high school football team. We're very excited!"
"We are delighted the San Juan Public Library has joined our family of libraries," says Frank Pezzanite, President and CEO of LSSI. "Whether LSSI is providing services for a government institution, an entire county library system or a small, individual library in a vibrant city like San Juan, Texas, we provide the same dedication and quality of service to every community we serve."
Founded in 1981, LSSI is the world's premier provider of library management services and has built its reputation by providing more efficient and effective ways to manage new and existing library operations. LSSI's management services are uniquely tailored to each individual library and are available on a short-term or long-term basis depending on the library's specific needs.