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