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June 1999, Week 2


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"Blobaum, Paul" <[log in to unmask]>
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Blobaum, Paul
Wed, 9 Jun 1999 09:47:43 -0500
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My medical library consortium is doing this <Chicago and South
Consortium>, and we have  collected this data plus a lot more <like
number of volumes, journal titles, etc>  but haven't done much with it
thus far.  At next week's meeting we are distributing this information
amongst ourselves <we are bringing a copy of our individual library
profiles> for distribution.

I find not only the FTE benchmark important, but also **volunteer
hours***.  I have 3 volunteers who work 12 hours combined a week.  I
could not do what I do now without them.


Paul Blobaum, Medical Librarian
Silver Cross Hospital           [log in to unmask]
1200 Maple Road       
Joliet, IL  60432

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cheryl Goodwin [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 1999 2:08 PM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      One more try
> Just after MLA I sent out a request for some statistical data to use
> as part
> of a benchmarking process mandated by our administration.  I was a bit
> disappointed to only receive 11 responses and am hoping that everyone
> was
> just too busy with the post-MLA catch up.  So I'm trying one more time
> in
> the hopes of getting a few more replies.
> I've simplified the questions a bit - removing some that were
> confusing.
> 1.      Number of beds?
> 2.      How many physicians are on your medical staff?
> 3.      How many FTEs does the hospital have?
> 4.      What is your library's total operating budget (including
> salaries) ?
> 5.      How many FTE's are in the Library?
> I will put these in an Excel file and share with anyone who responds.
> I'm
> not putting names of hospitals in the file, just using the other data.
> Thanks again!
> Cheryl M. Goodwin, MLS
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