This article on the Committed Sardine blog highlights something we all know. Nonetheless, it’s still an important problem.
One way to deal with the lack of staffing is to promote yourself in your building.
Most principals only see the circulation data, and are thus unaware of all you do. This wiki page, created by DPS librarians, contains some success stories, ideas, and websites that can help you.
Please feel free to join the wiki and add your own ideas, success stories, and lessons!