Self-Assessment of Professionals in Autonomous Engineering College Libraries of Andhra Pradesh

Abstract

Author(s): V.V. Lakshmi Ravi Kiran

 Libraries need professionally qualified staff to plan, direct and supervise various library operations, where professional performance is important. The present study has concentrated only on the library professionals working in autonomous engineering college libraries of Andhra Pradesh, India. This work examines the issues related to self-assess among the professionals. This paper tries to assess the library professionals, working in these libraries based on a survey method. The study is undertaken to survey the library professional’s present status. The target population of the study consisted of librarians, assistant librarians, library assistants in these college libraries. Andhra Pradesh has total fifty autonomous engineering colleges up to academic year 2018-19 as per UGC (https://ugc.ac.in/subpage/Autonomous_Colleges.aspx)[1], out of which, five are government autonomous engineering colleges, and the remaining 45 are under private management. These fifty autonomous engineering college libraries selected to my research study. At first gathered these librarian names, contact numbers and email ids. Open form questionnaire was mailed to all the private autonomous engineering librarians. The questionnaire related to professionals particulars among the college libraries. Primary data were received from five government colleges on the spot visit, eight private colleges on the appointment visit, fifteen private colleges sent by post, eighteen private colleges sent by e-mail and four private colleges not responded any way. Total 46 colleges were responded. The colleges response rate was 92 percent. This would help the library professionals to know for himself about his good or weak points

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