With proposals open, library debate can begin
— reported by The Jackson Sun
Today, the debate involving the possible privatization of the Jackson-Madison County Library can begin in earnest. Today, the library board will open proposals. Today, or soon thereafter, we will have something to talk about.
Up until now, the library privatization issue has been plagued by speculation. We know what the present management is doing. But we have no idea what new management might be proposing. Only when that is known can the real evaluation and discussion begin.
One thing is certain, change is needed at the library. Whether new ideas are brought to the table by the present management or by someone new remains to be seen. It is past time to raise our library from its low national ranking.