I did some figures for work the other day.
We are tyring to justify the need for additional staff and in order to do so took a look at a comparable library close by.
We looked at how many storytimes and events they did each month, and what their attendance was, and divided it over the number of employees they had to put things into perspective.
Their numbers were sort of comparable. The big difference was the staffing. They have 2.5 FTEs (Full time equivalents) and we have me.
Boiled down the numbers look like this.
Their employees serve 219 kids a month. That is they "see" that many individuals in storytime or programming a month.
Yes, you read that number correctly.
I think this goes a long way towards explaining why I seem to be getting sick so often. 1) I am tired and 2) I am exposed to many, many people (and runny noses).
I have an apt with my primary care physician on Monday (the soonest I can get it).
I think I have an ear infection.