Georgia DOE 2011 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation Rubric All Exemplary programs will meet or exceed the definitions below for Basic, Proficient, and Exemplary programs. All Exemplary programs will have achieved the requirements set out in state education laws, state board policies, state guidelines, and selected National Standards. Target Indicators Levels of Proficiency And CategoriesCategory 1 - Student Basic Proficient ExemplaryAchievement and Instruction1. Information Literacy Standards, Information Literacy Skills Information literacy skills are The library media program fosters critical thinkingare integrated into content instruction curriculum is comprised of integrated into the curriculum through skills and independent inquiry so students can(Information Power; Principle 2; Pg. basic library media orientation the collaborative efforts of the Library learn to choose reliable information and become58) skills and instruction on how Media Specialist and teachers. Georgia proactive and thoughtful users of information andAASL Standards for the 21st-Century to find information. Performance Standards are used as a resources. The Library Media Specialist andLearner are integrated into content basis for teaching. classroom teacher collaborate using Georgiainstruction. Performance Standards to plan and teach the units(http://tinyurl.com/3q8dpa) of study. The library media program uses the AASL standards to help shape the learning of students in the school2. Collaborative planning includes The Library Media Specialist The Library Media Specialist The Library Media Specialist actively plans withLibrary Media Specialists and teachers participates in collaborative encourages collaborative planning and encourages every teacher to participate in theto ensure use of library media center planning when initiated by the among teachers who are teaching units design of instruction. Learning strategies andresources that support on-going teacher. of similar content. The Library Media activities for all students are designed with allclassroom instruction and Specialist is familiar with the Georgia teachers who are willing to plan collaboratively.implementation of state curriculum Standards.org) web site and encourages All students with diverse learning styles, abilities,and the Georgia Performance teachers to use the resources available and needs are included in collaborative plans.Standards. on GSO web page.(lFBD 160-4-4-.01) Georgia Department of Education November 19,2010 Page I of 10 All Rights Reserved
Georgia DOE 2011 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation Rubric3. Professional library media staff are The Library Media Specialist The Library Media Specialist and The Library Media Specialist uses a variety ofengaged in active teaching role/so makes recommendations to teachers plan and teach collaboratively teaching styles to meet diverse needs of students.(Information Power; students for class projects and so that the library media program is an Collaborative planning, which takes place on aPrinciple 4, p. 58) pleasure reading. The Library extension of classroom instruction. regular basis, determines where and how student Media Specialist provides basic assessment takes place, and whether the teacher or orientation and instruction on the Library Media Specialist does the assessment. information location skills. The Georgia Performance Standards are integrated into the units led by the LMS and classroom teacher.4. The library media center resources Bulletin boards and displays of The library media center offers events The library media center is a critical element in theencourage and support reading, books and reading materials and activities that appeal to a wide schools reading program. The library mediaviewing, and listening. reflect different aspects of the range of interests. Attendance statistics program meets the needs of both the(Information Power; curriculum, holidays, and verify students use. reading/language arts curriculum and recreationalPrinciple 6, p. 58) community interests to support reading. recreational reading . . (5. Services are provided to students The library media center The library media staff selects The Library Media Specialist and teachers collectwho have diverse learning abilities, resources reflect diverse resources and informs teachers of these and use student data to design activities that willstyles, and needs. learning abilities, styles, and resources with recommendations to lead to student achievement. The library media(Information Power; Principle 7, needs. support students diverse learning program supports instructional strategies andp.58) abilities and styles. learning activities that meet individual needs.6. Student achievement is routinely The classroom teacher is Together the teacher and Library The teacher and Library Media Specialist use aassessed. responsible for assessing Media Specialist develop a rubric(s) or variety of collaboratively designed tools for(A Planning Guide for Information student achievement. another effective means for assessing assessing student achievement, e.g., rubrics,Power; p. 36) student achievement. student self-evaluations, and student presentations to peers and/or adult professionals in a field of study. Georgia Department of Education November 19,2010 Page 2 of 10 All Rights Reserved
Georgia DOE 2011 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation RubricTarget IndicatorsCategory 2 - Staffing7a. If less than base size:A school system shall provide no less In compliance with state A full-time Library Media Specialist is Full-time Library Media Specialist is employed andthan half-time services of a Library board. rule. Adult is not shared at any other time with other areas in the employed and is not shared at any other timeMedia Specialist for each school less school nor does he/she provide services outside thethan base size and shall provide adult supervision may be with other areas in the school nor does library media center. Adult supervision by certifiedsupervision in the library media center parent/peer volunteers. he/she provide services outside the library personnel is available for the entire day.for the entire instructional day. media center. Adult supervision by certified(Base size defined by un weighted personnel is available for the entire day.FTE: K-5, 450; 6-8, 624; 9-12, 970)(CGB,160-5-1-.22)7b. If base size or larger: The following criteria that exceed state rules are inA school system shall employ a fulltime In compliance with state board Library Media Specialist is not required place: Additional support personnel are employedLibrary Media Specialist for each base rule, but the Library Media to perform other duties on a daily or in areas of the library media program. Librarysize school or larger. Specialist may be required to frequent basis. A part-time library media media staff is always available throughout the(Base size defined by unweighted. perform other duties on a daily paraprofessional is employed. instructional day to assist teachers and students.FTE: K-5, 450; 6-8624;912, 970) or frequent basis. Support staff is not shared in other areas of the school. A full-time paraprofessional person (clerk) is on staff in the library media center.(CGB, 160-5-.22)
Georgia DOE 2011 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation RubricCategory 3 - Facilities, Access, Basic Proficient Exemplaryand Resources8. There shall be a plan for flexibly Flexible scheduling makes Flexible scheduling and library media Flexible scheduling is maintained allowing fullscheduled library media center access resources and assistance staff are available throughout the day to participation of teachers and the Library Mediafor students and teachers in groups or available at the time of learning assist teachers and students regardless Specialist in collaborative planning and allowingas individuals simultaneously need, but school schedules may of ability or disability. The library students to come to the library media center at anythroughout each instructional day. override this preferable media center is available either before time. The library media center is available bothAccessibility shall refer to the facility, flexibility. Library media staff or after school. before and after school. Some evening hours maythe staff, and the resources and shall is available to teachers and be scheduled for instructional needs of studentsbe based on instructional need. students for most of the school and families.(IFBD 160-4-4-.0 I) day. ~9. School library media center square Based on FTE, the library Based on FTE, the library media center Based on FTE, the library media center exceedsfootage requirements based on FTE. media center meets minimum exceeds minimum square footage minimum square footage requirements and is large(Square Footage Requirements for square footage requirements. requirements and is large enough to enough to accommodate large and small groupsUse in Developing the Local Facilities accommodate large and small groups and individuals working simultaneously. Shelving,Plans) and individuals working storage areas, and electric wiring meet the needs of simultaneously. Shelving, storage the collection. In addition, production and areas, and electric wiring meet the presentation space is available. Students with needs of the collection. special needs are easily accommodated in the Library Media Center.10. Streaming video is used Streaming video is used on a Streaming video is used on a regular Streaming video and other technologies are usedthroughout the school to support the regular basis to support the basis to support the curriculum. on a regular basis to support the curriculum. Thecurriculum. Interactive whiteboards curriculum. Library Media Center has a whiteboard and it isand computers are used for teaching The school has several white boards used on a regular basis.and learning throughout the school. The school has several white located throughout the building andA central electronic media distribution boards located throughout the used on a frequent basis. The school has several white boards locatedsystem is also available. building and used on a frequent throughout the building and used on a frequent(Square Footage Requirementsfor basis. Electronic distribution system meets basis.Use in Developing the Local Facilities state requirements.Plans) Electronic distribution system Electronic distribution system meets state meets state requirements. requirements. Georgia Department of Education November 19,2010 Page 4 of 10 All Rights Reserved
Georgia DOE 2011 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation RubricI I. Print and non-print resources Print and non-print library Print and non-print resources, including Print and non-print resources, includingand to online information are basicaccess media center resources are subscription databases and other library subscription databases, access to the Internet, andto a library media program. A school adequate to support the core media center resources are available other library media center resources are availablenetwork is effective for delivering curriculum. Two or three online to multiple networked computers on a LAN throughout the school. Some librarymedia resources to the classroom and computers for student access to within the library media center only. A media center resources are accessible via Internetbeyond. Multiple computers are online resources are available in LAN (Local Area Network) is fully access outside the school. Students use libraryavailable for student access to online the library media center. functional. Network services are media center technology independently forresources that enhance instruction. delivered to all classrooms. extended projects and information retrieval.(FY02 Computers in the ClassroomTechnology Project - A GeorgiaLottery Grant)12. All library media resources are Management and circulation The OP AC is electronically networked The OPAC is available on a LAN throughout themanaged for maximum efficient use. workstations and at least one to several computers within the library school. All resources are recorded in MARCThe library media center has an online catalog access (OPAC) media center. New acquisitions are format so that access is available on the LAN andelectronic online public access catalog exist in the library media center. added based on reliable review sources, weeding of out-of-date materials can be timely.(OPAC). Funds for acquisition of MARC format is used. state and national award books, and The OP AC is up-to-date and reflects the librarycomputers are utilized to implement ( curriculum needs. Weeding is an media center holdings. Some library media centerthe goals/objectives set forth in the ongoing process. A network resources are accessible via Internet access outsideSystem Three-Year Technology Plan distribution of resources beyond the the school.1999 - 2002 or in the System library media center is not available.Comprehensive School ImprovementPlan.(FY02 Computers in the ClassroomTechnology Project - A GeorgiaLottery Grant) Georgia Department of Education November 19,2010 Page 5 of 10 All Rights Reserved
Georgia DOE 2011 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation Rubric13. One of the national educational Number of GALlLEO searches Instruction and promotion of Instruction and promotion of GALl LEO will be intechnology goals states: "Effective by students and staff wi II be the GALl LEO will be in an organized an organized manner and conducted on a frequentand engaging software and on-line same as the previous year. manner and conducted on a frequent basis .. Searches will be conducted in such a wayresources will be an integral part of basis. Number of GAll LEO searches that maximize efficiency and result in a highevery schools curriculum." The by students and staff will be more than quality product Best Practices and LearningGALILEO on-line service provides the previous year. Models that encourage and endorse GALlLEO willGeorgia students and teachers access be produced, taught, and shared with other Libraryto exceptional on-line resources at no Media Specialists throughout the state. Thecost to the local school district. . Library Media Specialist conducts StaffSearches perforn1ed in GALl LEO Development classes with the faculty and staffdatabases will exceed one millionannually and the number of full-content items viewed will exceed onemillion annually.Slale o/Georgia Technology Plan2003-2006. Georgia Department of Education November 19,2010 Page 6 of 10 All Rights Reserved
Georgia DOE 2011 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation Rubric Target IndicatorsCategory 4 - AdministrativeSupport A system media contact The SMCP coordinates communication person (SMCP) is appointed among all Library Media Specialists in the14. The local system superintendent and communication from the district, and disseminates messages from The SMCP maintains communication among Libraryshall appoint a system media contact SMCP is received and posted DOE, GALILEO, and other entities. Media Specialists in the district. District levelperson (SMCP) to serve as a liaison to for all Library Media administrators facilitate the communication amongthe department. Specialists and staff. The the SMCP, Library Media Specialists, and(IFBD, 160-4-4.-.01 ) media coordinator or themselves. The SMCP understands the role of the curriculum coordinator may Library Media Specialist and encourages serve as the SMCP to facilitate opportunities for Library Media Specialists to meet communication to and from regularly. The district encourages links on school and DOE. district websites for library media center announcements and services. The school principal and district administrators take an active role in The school principal provides encouraging teachers to integrate library The school principal and district administrators take a support to the library media media resources into the curriculum. School, leadership role in encouraging teachers to integrate program and makes time to department, and district level administrators library media resources into the curriculum, fostering meet with the Library Media meet regularly with the Library Media a climate of collaboration and inquiry, encouraging15. Administrative staff support at Specialist occasionally. Specialist. the Library Media Specialist to be knowledgeableboth the school and district levels is about current educational trends, promotingessential for the development of a occasional visits to exemplary programs, andstrong library media program. providing budgetary support.(Information Power; Principle 4, p.100)
Georgia DOE 2011 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation Rubric16. Each local board of education shalladopt a library media policy that System and local school library A library media advisory committee A library media advisory committee is effective in theprovides for the establishment of a media committees support exists and meets a minimum of twice development of library media policy, e.g., budgetmedia committee at the system level implementation of the library a year. Planning and evaluation of the development, acquisition of resources, andand at each school. A library media media program. A media library media program is executed reconsideration of materials. This policy, which may becommittee makes recommendations advisory committee exists and regularly. (This committee may be the media/technology plan in some schools, is the basisand decisions relating to planning, meets once or twice a year. (This the same as the technology committee of operation for actions of the advisory committee, theoperation, evaluation, and improvement committee may be the same as in some schools.) library media staff, and administration. It is evaluated,of the library media program. This the technology committee in reviewed, and updated annually.committee shall annually evaluate some local schools.)library media services and develop amulti-year media plan for budgetservices and priorities.(IFBD,160-4-4.-.01)17. Local Board approved library A library media policy and A library media policy exists is A library media policy sets out clear andmedia policy is current. This policy exists and is implemented implemented consistently, and the comprehensive policies and is reviewed annuallyrequires development of procedures inconsistently. Library Media Specialist recommends with guidance from the library media advisoryfor the school system and for selecting periodic revisions. committee for update consideration and subsequentmaterials locally, handling requests local board approval. It is used by the libraryfor reconsideration of materials, media staff as a guiding document for the operationconsidering gifts of instructional of the library media center.resources, using non-school ownedmaterials, and complying with thecopyright law.(IFBD,160-4-4.-.01)18. Each local school system shall The library media program The library media program budget The Library Media Specialist, with guidance fromspend 100 percent of the funds receives an allocation for exceeds the minimum state allocation. the library media advisory committee, is a partnerdesignated for library media center expenditures every year. This Local funding supplements state with school and district administrators in planningcosts.(O.C.G.A.20-2-167) amount meets the minimum allocation. the media budget. Long-range strategic planning expenditure tests. and supplemental funding plans are made cooperatively, and can include bond issues, grants, school fundraising, and business partnerships to supplement the budget.
Georgia DOE 2011 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation RubricTarget IndicatorsCategory 5 - StaffDevelopment19. Staff development opportunities Library Media Specialist Library Media Specialist seeks to to enhance his/her professional, particularlyare available both for the library participates in staff development enhance his/her professional skills, technology, skills. The Library Media Specialist,media staff to enhance their own options and provides informal particularly technology skills, beyond when funding permits, also participates annuallyprofessional knowledge and for the staff development instruction those required for recertification or by in state or national conferences. The Librarylibrary media staff to provide during collaborative planning the school district. Library Media Media Specialist is included in planning the staffinformation and technology literacy with teachers. Current Specialist provides occasional formal development program for the school staff andskills to other teachers and professional resources are staff development instruction and assists in teaching and organizing sessions. Theadministrative staff. Professional maintained in the library media informal instruction during Library Media Specialist is recognized as aresources and services for all faculty center if the district does not collaborative planning with teachers. master teacher and provides staff developmentmembers are provided in the library provide a centralized The school system makes staff options beyond routine planning, e.g., providingmedia center for the "learning professional resource center. development options available for a formal needs assessment to determine staffcommunity". library media support staff. The Library development needs of the faculty and designing(Information Power; Principle 8, p. Media Specialist is knowledgeable of formal courses to address those needs. The100) ( the district professional development Library Media Specialist draws on professional services. resources both at the local and district levels and online to provide individual assistance to teachers using technology and designing curriculum. The Library Media Specialist may also assist the teacher in his/her graduate research and secure professional resources for them through interlibrary loan.(Give additional indicators thatdescribe the quality of your schoollibrary media program as it relates totechnology integration) Georgia Department of Education November 19,2010 Page 9 of 10 All Rights Reserved Media Specialist continually seeks
Georgia DOE 2011 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation RubricTarget IndicatorsCategory 5 - StaffDevelopment19. Staff development opportunities Library Media Specialist Library Media Specialist seeks to Media Specialist continually seeks to enhanceare available both for the library participates in staff development enhance his/her professional skills, his/her professional, particularly technology, skills.media staff to enhance their own options and provides informal particularly technology skills, beyond The Library Media Specialist, when fundingprofessional knowledge and for the staff development instruction those required for recertification or by permits, also participates annually in state orlibrary media staff to provide during collaborative planning the school district. Library Media national conferences. The Library Media Specialistinformation and technology literacy with teachers. Current Specialist provides occasional formal is included in planning the staff developmentskills to other teachers and professional resources are staff development instruction and program for the school staff and assists in teachingadministrative staff. Professional maintained in the library media informal instruction during and organizing sessions. The Library Mediaresources and services for all faculty center if the district does not collaborative planning with teachers. Specialist is recognized as a master teacher andmembers are provided in the library provide a centralized The school system makes staff provides staff development options beyond routinemedia center for the "learning professional resource center. development options available for planning, e.g., providing a formal needs assessmentcommunity". library media support staff. The Library to determine staff development needs of the faculty(Information Power; Principle 8, p. Media Specialist is knowledgeable of and designing formal courses to address those100) ( the district professional development needs. The Library Media Specialist draws on services. professional resources both at the local and district levels and online to provide individual assistance to teachers using technology and designing curriculum. The Library Media Specialist may also assist the teacher in his/her graduate research and secure professional resources for them through interlibrary loan.(Give additional indicators thatdescribe the quality of your schoollibrary media program as it relates totechnology integration) Georgia Department of Education November 19,2010 Page 9 of 10 All Rights Reserved
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