Bushnell Minimum Staffing

bq.City Council member Dale Swain questioned the tentative salaries requested for several employees Monday evening during the 2006-2007 budget workshop. One of Swain’s concerns was that the city was paying approximately $100,000 in salaries to four library employees. He said he was unaware if any had degrees or certification in library science. Other council members pointed out that the Bushnell library system has five employees and the library is open six days a week. According to Swain, however, even if the library were open 60 hours a week, it could operate with one full-time employee and one part-timer, rather than five. – “Patricia Steele(Bushnell councilman questions library salary expense)”:http://www.thevillagesdailysun.com/articles/2006/08/30/news/news02.txt According to the “2005 Florida Library Directory with Statistics(http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/bld/research_office/2005LibraryDirectory/index.cfm)”:http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/bld/research_office/2005LibraryDirectory/index.cfm, the “Bushnell Public Library(Library Services – Locations, Sumter County, Florida)”:http://sumtercountyfl.gov/libraries/locations.htm serves a population of 2,265, has 4,500 square feet of space, has a collection of 9,768 volumes, is visted 22,453 times annually, and circulates 26,028 items. How someone could think that they could do that with less staff than a moderately well-run convenience store is a complete mystery to me?