Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Winter 10-11-2021


This study indicates how to evaluate an employee's performance.


Performance appraisal is a Process of assessing an employee’s presentation towards achieving institutional performance targets. The purpose of current investigation was to know the opinions of library staff regarding performance appraisal practices; compare the performance appraisal practices among male and female, different age group, different designation, and nature of job of library employees. Current investigation is chiefly based on primary data collected from the employees functioning in different agricultural university libraries (regular & deemed) of northern India. Descriptive survey design was employed for current investigation. Based on Taro Yamane (1970), formula for choosing sample, 96 library professionals were taken as a sample. Statistical techniques like percentage, Mean, SD, ‘t’ test and ANOVA were used to analyze the data. The study's findings revealed that the majority of library employees in the selected agricultural university libraries were satisfied with the performance appraisal practices, gender has no impact on performance appraisal of employees. Both male and female were equally satisfied with performance appraisal. Further, it was concluded that the professionals over the age of 50 yrs. were found more satisfied with Performance Appraisal practice than the respondents of lower age groups. All employees with different designations differ significantly with performance appraisal practices concluding that skilled professionals and semi-skilled employees were found more satisfied than technical expert employees. Whereas nature of job also have an impact on performance appraisal practices. Permanent employees were found more satisfied with performance appraisal as compared to part-time and ad-hoc basis employees.