Find out the contents and sample of a library employee evaluation form.
If you run a library as a manager, you should evaluate the performance of your librarians, to inform your decision making concerning its strategic goals. While employee performance might seem universal, there are certain particulars which are specific to librarians. The bottom line is to assess the level of performance based on the job description of the librarian.
Contents of library employee evaluation form
To begin with, your evaluation should be consistent and transparent. Substantiating the rating scale is important. The scoring system should have numerical values, to ease the analysis of the assessment. Separate different sections with headings, for easy follow up.
Library job details
It is crucial for all employees to have a job description and a set of goals when they are hired in the library. The job description and the associated goals should guide the performance indicators you will be evaluating for a particular employee.
Include general indicators
While the job descriptions of every member of the library staff may be different, it is crucial to measure other general indicators to determine the health of the entire organization. Such common performance variables include the ability to cooperate with co-workers, attendance/punctuality, customer service, and others. These attributes are significant for the manager and the maintenance staff. Actually, no matter how best your librarians perform, they might ruin the business, if they do not handle the guests effectively.
An employee evaluation should also improve the employee. By examining previous and current performance scores of the employees, you should recommend actions to take to improve their weak points.
This section gives the library employee to reflect on their performance. They can also use the platform to evaluate the organization. Make sure to leave ample space for the employees to state their opinions, concerns, and recommendations.
Library Employee Evaluation Form
Employee Name: […] Evaluation Period: […]
Position: […] Department: […]
Evaluator: […] Title: […]
Exceeds expectations (E)
Below expectations (B)
Instructions: Use the above rating scale and the descriptors to rate each performance criterion.
General responsibilities and skills
Community and school relations
Participates in school and community activities
Works with others cooperatively
Complies with state, district, and campus policies, regulations, and procedures
Planning and organization
Completes tasks within set timelines and accurately
Maintains organized, up-to-date, and accurate records
Communicates clearly and effectively
Writes and speaks coherently and in an organized manner
Promotes positive interactions with the community
Shows knowledge of job requirements
Makes recommendations and decisions based on data, knowledge, and experience
Professional growth and development
Sets goals based on feedback from evaluation process
Looks for self-improvement ideas
Demonstrates need for professional growth by attending conferences and workshops.
Specialized responsibilities and skills
Effectively plans the library program to meet specific needs
Trains patrons on using ideas and information in the digital learning platform
Determines library program needs based on state regulatory standards and institutional goals
Prepares and submits a proposed budget for library resources every year, based on identified needs
Overall performance rating
I have discussed this evaluation with my supervisor. I have read and I have a copy of the form.