Sunday, November 28, 2010

Calculating crowds

For all the of counting we do at the library trying to measure our use and perhaps effectiveness, we are unable to gage things such as how many people will stream through the door on the day after a holiday.

You want to have an idea so that you can staff accordingly, but if former years were our gage, we would have needed another person today.

Completely atypical, Thanksgiving weekend 2010 was a sleeper. Maybe everyone has lost their head and they'll be out shopping till Christmas, and the heck with free services, snuggly librarians, and nice bookstacks.

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