Why Are You Evaluating

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Why Are You Evaluating

  1. 1. Director EvaluationWestchester Library SystemAugust 26, 2009<br />Josh Cohen<br />Director, Mid-Hudson Library System<br />jcohen@midhudson.org<br />845-471-6060 x217<br />Mid-Hudson Library System<br />
  2. 2. Why Are you Evaluating?<br />Mid-Hudson Library System<br />Reasons why:<br /> Motivate the Director<br /> Communicate issues and problems<br /> Create agreed upon expectations<br /> Identify areas of concern<br /> Obtain feedback<br /> Insure sound management<br /> Salary Adjustment<br /> Everyone says we should<br />
  3. 3. Evaluation Errors<br /><ul><li>Evaluating the Director as subordinate
  4. 4. Using evaluation as disciplinary or dismissal method
  5. 5. Focusing on minutia
  6. 6. Remembering only recent events
  7. 7. Not noticing long term trends
  8. 8. Emphasizing mistakes
  9. 9. Past Oriented</li></ul>Mid-Hudson Library System<br />
  10. 10. What Do Most Boards Evaluate?<br />Behavior Traits<br />Job Description<br />Objectives<br />Collection Management<br />Community Relations<br />Board Relations<br />Staff Popularity<br />Board Popularity<br />Mid-Hudson Library System<br />
  11. 11. What Should you be Evaluating<br />Is your Library providing quality service to your community?<br />Is your library following Plan of Service<br />Is your Library functioning organizationally<br />Is your Library well respected in the community?<br />Plan for the future growth of the library<br />Library Board<br />Mid-Hudson Library System<br />
  12. 12. Mid-Hudson Model<br />Key Question: Are you pleased with the functioning of your library<br />How do you want the Director the feel at the end of the process?<br />Director as partner<br />Depersonalize<br />Health of the Organization<br />Future oriented<br />Mid-Hudson Library System<br />
  13. 13. Issues about the Process<br />Full Board or Executive Committee or Personnel Committee<br />To ask for Director Self evaluation<br />Input from Staff or patrons?<br />How do you want the Director to feel at the end of the process?<br />Mid-Hudson Library System<br />
  14. 14. Resources<br />http://midhudson.org/trustee/personnel/main.php<br />http://midhudson.org/trustee/eval_form.doc<br />Mid-Hudson Library System<br />

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