San Diego: Some library programs average fewer than 3 participants

From San Diego Union Tribune

“An audit released last week identified disparities in how resources are allocated within San Diego’s city library system, and urged data analysis to correct the problem.The city spent about $45.5 million on its central library, 35 branch libraries, and adult literacy programs in the year ending June 30, 2015, according to the report. About 70 percent of the budget paid for staffing. The library system provided over 19,300 programs attended by about 460,000 people.System managers took into consideration some available data on program attendance, hours, square footage, circulation and other measures when deciding how to allocate resources throughout the system, auditors reported. Still, some branches got more resources than they needed, while others got less.”