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UCM Library Annual Assessment Plan 2011-2012: Goal E: Work Environment

Goal E

The library will maintain a positive work environment for all employees at all levels, providing regular opportunities for both individual and organizational development.


Outcome E1
Recognize staff recruitment, training, and development as key elements in the success of the library.

Measures: E1, E2, E3


Outcome E2
Continue supporting appropriate training and professional development opportunities and funding staff participation in these opportunities.

Measures: E1


Outcome E3
Codify and further develop the student employment "work-life cycle" to include all aspects of the student employee experience from the initial interview to the exit interview and beyond.

Measures: E2, E3


Measure E1
A) UC Merced Library annual spending on staff training/professional development will be maintained at the same level as previous year
B) Annual total hours of participation in staff training/professional development activities will be maintained at least at the level of the previous fiscal year.

Responsibility: Donald Barclay


Measure E2
When surveyed about their satisfaction with the training and professional development opportunities they receive, at least 75% of library staff will report that they are “satisfied” or “highly satisfied.”

Responsibility: Donald Barclay


Measure E3
For 2011-2012, 100% of student employees will receive the following minimum amount of training which will be tracked.

  • 4 hours of classroom training
  • 4 hours of additional individual training
  • 4 hours of coaching per year.


  • complete a post-training assessment
  • complete five Question of the Week assignments.

A 90% attendance and completion rate will be considered successful.

Responsibility: Eric Scott


Measure E4
For 2011-2012, the UC Merced Library will achieve a retention rates among student employees of 85% (excluding students who separate due to graduation, transfer, or by otherwise separating from the university).

Responsibility: Eric Scott