Understanding Library Staffing: The Crisis at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library

Population served per 1 Library Staff (FTE)
4000 Pop/1FTE 3500

This chart shows the number of residents served by 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) library staff person

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2000

Ontario comparator communities: all York Region municipalities; two neighbouring Durham communities; communities in the dmA Facility Study /Town of W-S; BMA Municipal Study 2011 (by pop); Ministry Public Library Statistics (by pop)

1500

Source: “Public Library Statistics,” Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport

1000

500

0 Orillia St. Thomas Stratford Innisfil Pickering Woodstock King Brant County Aurora Cornwall Brockville Fort Erie Vaughan East Gwillimbury Belleville Grimsby Richmond Hill Timmins Newmarket Uxbridge Markham Georgina Haldiman County Owen Sound & North Grey Lincoln Welland Quinte West Orangeville New Tecumseth Whitchurch-Stouffville

The provincial guideline for library staffing is 1 staff per 2000 residents served (see SOLS Staffing)

The Town of W-S Corporate Efficiency Review approved Jan 2013 will significantly increase the number of residents served by 1 FTE staff for 2014 (3,800) & 2015 (3,900)

Whitchurch-Stouffville residents: email mailto:Mayorandcouncil@Townofws.ca to voice concerns

NB: Prince Edward County stats Compiled by: Arnold Neufeldt-Fast (BMA group) n/a

Understanding Library Staffing: The Crisis at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library Whitchurch-Stouffville residents: email mailto:Mayorandcouncil@Townofws.ca to voice concerns Compiled by: Arnold Neufeldt-Fast .

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