Systems Librarian Role
jrichards at megsinet.net
Wed Dec 10 05:34:05 EST 1997
This is something that my staff and I have been trying to prove to "higher
parties" for a while. Was that 50 machines in one building or 50 machines in
the whole organization? Any help on this subject would be greatly
Jim Richards Network Administrator
Naperville Public Libraries
Isabel Danforth wrote:
> A number of people asked me to let them know when I found the source of m=
> staffing ration. Here it is.
> At the suggestion of Donna Miller of Avon Public Library, I called Laurel
> Goodgion of the Portland public library. She was the source of my hearsa=
> about the ratio of 1 full time staff person for 50 computers.
> This summer she attended the "Leadership in Technology Institute". There
> Diane Mayo, of Information Partners Inc. spoke about managing technology
> under the topic of writing technology plans.
> A paraphrase of her quote was:
> As a rule of thumb, you need one full time employee for every 50 compute=
> in the library. If you become a =91network nazi=92 and insist that all
> machines are identical, then 1 person for every 100 machines may suffice.
> Isabel L. Danforth Reference Librarian, Wethersfield Public Library
> danforth at tiac.net Coordinator of Librarians' Online Support Team
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