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2600 Tower Oaks Boulevard Suite 510
Rockville, Maryland 20852
United States
Web site: https://www.lsslibraries.com/
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Executive Leadership

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Todd Frager
Chief Executive Officer
photo of Maureen DeLong
Maureen DeLong
Chief Marketing Officer
photo of Cullen Donohoe
Cullen Donohoe
Chief Financial Officer
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Gary Smith
Chief Information Officer
photo of Jennifer Giltrop
Jennifer Giltrop
Chief Library Officer
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Joe McAvoy
Senior Vice President of Sales
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John Mauck
Vice President of Human Resources
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Katie Richman
Vice President of Finance, Controller

Company Ownership

The company was majority owned by Argosy Private Equity since January 2015 and was acquired by Islington Capital Partners in December 2021.

Documents or articles featuring Library Systems and Services

Breeding, Marshall. Outsourcing van bibliotheekbeheer in de VS EfficiŽnte bedrijfsvoering of botte privatisering?. July 2010. Digitale Bibliotheek. Wel of geen nieuws? In de VS is outsourcing van bibliotheekbeheer al aan de orde sinds 1997. Toch haalden de outsourcingplannen van Santa Clarita, een klein stadje in CaliforniŽ, de New York Times. Marshall Breeding laat zien dat outsourcing in de VS weliswaar tot discussies leidt, maar nog geen standaardkeuze is voor bibliotheken Ė die net als in Nederland te maken hebben met ernstige financiŽle druk.

Coffman, Steven. We'll take It from here: further developments we'd like to see in virtual reference software. September 2001. Information Technology and Libraries. Virtual reference services-providing patrons with live, real-time reference over the Web-have suddenly become a very popular topic in the library community. Any conference program with "virtual reference" or "digital reference" or "24/7" or any of the variety of other euphemisms we use for live, online reference on the Web, is guaranteed to be packed. New electronic discussion lists and discussion groups are popping up like mushrooms. The first articles on the subject have already appeared in American Libraries and Library Journal, and dozens more are being churned out as we speak. But even more telling are the numbers of libraries that have actually begun to implement it. In September 1999, there were no more than five libraries that had implemented any kind of live virtual reference service, or that even knew what it was. Today, less than eighteen months later, there are over two hundred libraries from all over the world that have started offering live online reference in one guise or another, and more are joining the fray everyday.

. Gaylord acquires LSSI. June 1985. Library Systems Newsletter. Regular readers of LSN will be familiar with MiniMARC, the standalone cataloging support system marketed by Library Systems & Services, Inc., of Rockville, Maryland. In the past year or so LSSI has received particular attention because of its pioneering efforts in the use of videodisc technology for the storage of machine-readable MARC records. Gaylord recently announced that it has agreed in principle to acquire LSSI, which will continue to pursue its areas of interest as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gaylord.

. LSSI announces enhanced products and services. March 1984. Library Systems Newsletter. Library Systems & Services, Inc., of Rockville, Maryland, and vendor of the MiniMARC stand-alone cataloging support system, has announced several enhanced products and services. The company has plans to utilize LaserData disks to replace their current microform index and the floppy disks on which the MARC data base is stored. This enhancement, expected to be available to customers by late in 1984, will require the addition of a videodisk drive and controller to the present hardware package but is not expected to result in any increased operating costs for users.

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News Announcements

November 8, 2021. Library Systems and Services acquires LAC Federal. Library Systems and Services has acquired LAC Federal, a division of LAC Group, a leading data and information management firm, to expand its federal government practice. For over 40 years, Library Systems & Services has supported federal and public libraries across the United States. Since 2003, LAC Federal has focused on the unique requirements of government libraries and information centers to pioneer solutions that support agency mission and goals.


July 13, 2021. Argosy Private Equity exits Library Systems & Services. Argosy Private Equity exited its investment in Library Systems & Services, LLC.


April 4, 2018. New leadership brings community development and innovative vision to Library Systems & Services. Library Systems & Services strengthened its leadership team with two new C-Suite executives that bring deep community development and library management experience. Greg Toth has been appointed LS&S' Chief Executive Officer and public library veteran Jennifer Giltrop has been named Chief Library Officer.


December 20, 2017. Moreno Valley Public Library Extends Library Services Partnership with Library Systems & Services. Library Systems & Services , which partners with public libraries to drive long-term library vitality and growth, announced it would continue to operate the Moreno Valley Public Library through 2021. The partnership between LS&S and the City of Moreno Valley, established in 2013, was also expanded with the opening of a new library branch this month.


January 26, 2015. 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.


May 11, 2011. 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.


October 7, 2007. Jackson County's 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 County's 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.


May 1, 2007. 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.


January 1, 2007. 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.


October 1, 2006. 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.


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Corporate Chronology

Jul 2021 Islington Capital Partners acquires Library Systems and Services from Argosy Private Equity

Dec 2019 Todd Frager named Chief Executive Officer of Library Systems and Services

Apr 04, 2018 Greg Toth named Chief Executive Officer of Library Systems and Services

Jan 2015 Argosy Private Equity acquires Library Systems and Services
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.

Jun 2003 Tudor.com acquires Virtual Reference service from LSSI

Jun 2003 Follett sells interest in Library Systems and Services to company founders

2000 LSSI launches Virtual Reference service

Nov 1996 Follett Corporation acquires half interest in LSSI
From managing electronic resources, to streamlining daily functions such as cataloging and processing, today's libraries are seeking new, cost-effective management solutions. Library Systems & Services and The Follett Corporation have joined forces to give library administrators a single point of contact for solutions to these pressing issues.

Apr 1985 Gaylord acquires Library Systems and Services
Gaylord acquires LSSI, which will continue to pursue its areas of interest as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gaylord.

1981 LSSI was founded in 1981 by CEO Frank Pezzanite
LSSI was founded in 1981 by CEO Frank Pezzanite and Judy Pezzanite, a librarian and the company's COO.