Librarians on the rise
What is not subtle in this is the change in proportion of librarians and professionals to both student assistants and support staff. The previous chart makes it clear that there is a subtle decline in total FTE, this chart shows the decline is almost exclusively suffered by support staff and student assistant positions. Librarians continue to increase in numbers until they surpass support staff in 2008. It is not until 2010 that librarians start to see a decline in numbers as well.