Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Summer 7-27-2021




Training and development is one of the most essential activities in human resource development since it affects employee performance while also increasing an organization's efficiency and effectiveness. The purpose of the study was to know the opinions of library staff regarding training & development; compare the training & development practices among male and female, among different age group, among different designations, and among nature of job of library employees. Current investigation is mostly based on primary data collected from the employees working in different agricultural university libraries (regular & deemed) of northern Indian states. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. A sample of 96 male and female library professionals in selected agricultural libraries of northern Indian states was selected for the present study. Statistical techniques like Percentage, Mean, SD, ‘t’ test and ANOVA were used to analyze the data. the analysis of the study showed that majority of the library employees were found satisfied with the training and development practices among their institutions, while gender has no impact on training & development of employees. Both male and female were equally satisfied with training & development practices. Further, it was concluded that the professionals over the age of 50 yrs. were found more satisfied with training & development practice than the respondents of lower age groups. All employees with different designations differ significantly with training and development practices concluding that skilled professionals and semi-skilled employees were found more satisfied than technical expert employees. Whereas nature of job also has an impact on training and development practices. Permanent employees were found more satisfied with training & development practices as compared to part-time and ad-hoc basis employees.