Georgia DOE 2008 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation Rubric All Exemplary and Exceptional programs will meet or exceed the definitions below for Basic, Proficient, and Exemplary programs. All Exemplary and Exceptional 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 - StudentAchievement and Instruction Basic Proficient Exemplary1. Information Literacy Standards, as Information Literacy Skills Information literacy skills are The library media program fosters critical thinkingdefined in QCC Standards, are curriculum is comprised of integrated into the curriculum through skills and independent inquiry so students can learnintegrated into content instruction basic library media orientation the collaborative efforts of the library to choose reliable information and become(Information Power; Principle 2; Pg. skills and instruction on how to media specialist and teachers. proactive and thoughtful users of information and58) find information. resources.2. Collaborative planning includes Library media specialist Library media specialist encourages Library media specialist actively plans with andlibrary media specialists and teachers participates in collaborative collaborative planning among teachers encourages every teacher to participate in theto ensure use of library media center planning when initiated by the who are teaching units of similar design of instruction. Learning strategies andresources that support on-going teacher. content. The library media specialist is activities for all students are designed with allclassroom instruction and familiar with the Georgia Standards.org teachers who are willing to plan collaboratively.implementation of state curriculum (http://www.georgiastandards.org/) web All students with diverse learning styles, abilities,(IFBD 160-4-4-.01) site and encourages teachers to use the and needs are included in collaborative plans. The resources available on GSO. library media specialist is knowledgeable about the Georgia Performance Standards and can assist both teachers and students in order to enhance and support teaching and learning Georgia Department of Education Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools 10/29/2007 Page of 10 All Rights Reserved
Georgia DOE 2008 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation Rubric3. Professional library media staff is The library media specialist The library media specialist and The library media specialist uses a variety ofengaged in active teaching role/s. makes recommendations to teachers plan and teach collaboratively teaching styles to meet the diverse needs of(Information Power; students for class projects and so that the library media program is an students. Collaborative planning determines wherePrinciple 4, p. 58) pleasure reading. The library extension of classroom instruction. and how student assessment takes place, and media specialist provides basic whether the teacher, the library media specialist or orientation and instruction on both does the assessment. information location skills.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 school’s reading program. The library mediaviewing, and listening. reflect different aspects of the range of interests. Attendance and program meets the needs of both the curriculum and(Information Power; curriculum, holidays, and circulation statistics verify students’ recreational reading.Principle 6, p. 58) community interests to support use. 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 and p. 58) abilities and styles. The library media learning activities that meet individual needs. The specialist is familiar with the Lexile library media specialist is knowledgeable about the framework. Lexile framework.6. Student achievement is routinely The classroom teacher is Together the teacher and library media The teacher and library media specialist use aassessed. responsible for assessing specialist develop a rubric(s) or another variety of collaboratively designed tools for(A Planning Guide for Information student achievement. effective means for assessing student assessing student achievement, e.g., rubrics, studentPower; p. 36) achievement. self-evaluations, and student presentations to peers and/or adult professionals in a field of study. Georgia Department of Education Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools 10/29/2007 Page of 10 All Rights Reserved
Georgia DOE 2008 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation Rubric Target IndicatorsCategory 2 - Staffing Basic Proficient Exemplary7. If less than base size: In compliance with state board Full-time library media specialist is Full-time certified library media specialist isA school system shall provide no less rule. Adult supervision may be employed and is not shared at any other employed Adult supervision by certified personnelthan half-time services of a library parent/peer volunteers. time with other areas in the school nor is available for the entire day.media specialist for each school less does he/she provide services outsidethan base size and shall provide adult the library media center.supervision in the library media centerfor the entire instructional day.(Base size defined by unweightedFTE: K-5, 450; 6-8, 624; 9-12, 970)(CGB, 160-5-1-.22)7. If base size or larger: In compliance with state board Library media specialist is not required The following criteria that exceed state rules are inA school system shall employ a full- rule, but the library media to perform other duties on a daily or place: Additional support personnel are employedtime library media specialist for each specialist may be required to frequent basis. A part-time library in areas of the library media program. Librarybase size school or larger. perform other duties on a daily media paraprofessional is employed. media staff is always available throughout the(Base size defined by unweighted or frequent basis. instructional day to assist teachers and students.FTE: K-5, 450; 6-8, 624; 9-12, 970) Support staff is not shared in other areas of the(CGB, 160-5-1-.22) school. A full-time paraprofessional person (clerk) is on staff in the library media center. Georgia Department of Education Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools 10/29/2007 Page of 10 All Rights Reserved
Georgia DOE 2008 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation Rubric Target IndicatorsCategory 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. Library media staff is of ability or disability. The library students to come to the library media center at anythroughout each instructional day. available to teachers and media center is available either before time. The library media center is available bothAccessibility shall refer to the facility, students for most of the school or after school. before and after school. Some evening hours maythe staff, and the resources and shall day. be scheduled for instructional needs of studentsbe based on instructional need. and families.(IFBD 160-4-4-.01)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 wiring meet the needs of the simultaneously. Shelving, storage collection. In addition, production and areas, and wiring meet the needs of the presentation space is available. collection.10. Central electronic media School is not new; this By the end of 2007-2008 school year, Electronic distribution system meets statedistribution system for television and requirement is in the facilities the electronic distribution system will requirements.radio programs is available. plan for future capital be complete.(Square Footage Requirements for expenditures.Use in Developing the Local FacilitiesPlans) Georgia Department of Education Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools 10/29/2007 Page of 10 All Rights Reserved
Georgia DOE 2008 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation Rubric11. Print and non-print resources and Print and non-print library Print and non-print resources, including Print and non-print resources, includingaccess to online information are basic 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 available network 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 Internet beyond. Multiple computers are online resources are available in LAN (Local Area Network) is fully access outside the school. Students use library available for student access to online the library media center. functional. Network services are media center technology independently for resources that enhance instruction. delivered to all classrooms. extended projects and information retrieval. The (FY02 Computers in the Classroom There is a minimum of ten (10) books library media center has in excess of ten (10) Technology Project - A Georgia per student. Nonprint materials average books per student. There are three (3) nonprint Lottery Grant) two (2) per student. items per student.12. All library media resources are Management and circulation The OPAC 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. MARC format is used. format so that access is available on the LAN andelectronic online public access catalog exist in the library media center. New acquisitions are added based on weeding of out-of-date materials can be timely.(OPAC). Funds for acquisition of MARC format is used. reliable review sources, state and New acquisitions are added based on reliablecomputers are utilized to implement national award books, and curriculum review sources, state and national award books,the goals/objectives set forth in the needs. Weeding is an ongoing practice. and curriculum needs. The OPAC is up-to-dateSystem Three-Year Technology Plan A network distribution of resources and reflects the library media center holdings.or in the System Comprehensive beyond the library media center is not Some library media center resources are accessibleSchool Improvement Plan. available. via Internet access outside of the school building.(FY02 Computers in the ClassroomTechnology Project - A GeorgiaLottery Grant) Georgia Department of Education Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools 10/29/2007 Page of 10 All Rights Reserved
Georgia DOE 2008 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation Rubric13. One of the national educational Number of GALILEO searches Number of GALILEO searches by Instruction and promotion of GALILEO will be intechnology goals states: “Effective by students and staff in your students and staff will be more than the an organized manner. Searches will be conductedand engaging software and on-line system will be the same as the previous year. Information about the in such a way that maximize efficiency and resultresources will be an integral part of previous year. Information number of searches can be obtained on in a high quality product Best Practices andevery school’s curriculum.” The about the number of searches a system level through GALILEO Learning Models that encourage and endorseGALILEO on-line service provides can be obtained on a system statistics. GALILEO will be produced, taught, and sharedGeorgia students and teachers access level through GALILEO with other library media specialists throughout theto exceptional on-line resources at no statistics. state. Professional Development courses with thecost to the local school district. . staff and faculty will be conducted.Searches performed in GALILEOdatabases will exceed one millionannually and the number of full-content items viewed will exceed onemillion annually.State of Georgia Technology Plan2003-2006. Georgia Department of Education Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools 10/29/2007 Page of 10 All Rights Reserved
Georgia DOE 2008 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation Rubric Target IndicatorsCategory 4 - AdministrativeSupport Basic Proficient Exemplary14. The local system superintendent A system media contact person The SMCP coordinates communication The SMCP maintains communication amongshall appoint a system media contact (SMCP) is appointed and among all library media specialists in library media specialists in the district. Districtperson (SMCP) to serve as a liaison to communication from the SMCP the district, and disseminates messages level administrators facilitate the communicationthe department. is received and posted for all from DOE, GALILEO, and other among the SMCP, library media specialists, and(IFBD, 160-4-4.-.01 ) library media specialists and entities. themselves. The SMCP understands the role of the staff. The media coordinator or library media specialist and encourages curriculum coordinator may opportunities for library media specialists to meet serve as the SMCP to facilitate regularly. The district encourages links on school communication to and from and district websites for library media center DOE. announcements and services.15. Administrative staff support at The school principal provides The school principal and district The school principal and district administrators takeboth the school and district levels is support to the library media administrators take an active role in a leadership role in encouraging teachers toessential for the development of a program and makes time to encouraging teachers to integrate integrate library media resources into thestrong library media program. meet with the library media library media resources into the curriculum, fostering a climate of collaboration and(Information Power; Principle 4, p. specialist occasionally. curriculum. School, department, and inquiry, encouraging the library media specialist to100) district level administrators meet be knowledgeable about current educational trends, regularly with the library media promoting occasional visits to exemplary programs, specialist. and providing budgetary support. Georgia Department of Education Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools 10/29/2007 Page of 10 All Rights Reserved
Georgia DOE 2008 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation Rubricschool. A library media committee makes recommendations and decisions relating to planning, operation, evaluation, and improvement of th or twice a year. (This committee may be the same as the technology committee in some local schools.) (This committee may be the same as the technology committee in some schools.)ration of materials. This policy, which may be the media/technology plan in some schools, is the basis of operation for actions of the advisoryor update consideration and subsequent local board approval. It is used by the library media staff as a guiding document for the operation ofa budget. Long-range strategic planning and supplemental funding plans are made cooperatively, and can include bond issues, grants, scho Georgia Department of Education Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools 10/29/2007 Page of 10 All Rights Reserved
Georgia DOE 2008 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation Rubric Target IndicatorsCategory 5 - Staff Basic Proficient ExemplaryDevelopment19. Staff development opportunities Library media specialist Library media specialist seeks to Library media specialist continually seeks toare available both for the library participates in staff enhance his/her professional skills, enhance his/her professional, particularlymedia staff to enhance their own development options and particularly technology skills, beyond technology, skills. The library media specialist,professional knowledge and for the provides informal staff those required for recertification or by when funding permits, also participates annually inlibrary media staff to provide development instruction during the school district. Library media state or national conferences. The library mediainformation and technology literacy collaborative planning with specialist provides occasional formal specialist is included in planning the staffskills to other teachers and teachers. Current professional staff development instruction and development program for the school staff andadministrative staff. Professional resources are maintained in the informal instruction during assists in teaching and organizing sessions. Theresources and services for all faculty library media center if the collaborative planning with teachers. library media specialist is recognized as a mastermembers are provided in the library district does not provide a The school system makes staff teacher and provides staff development optionsmedia center for the “learning centralized professional development options available for beyond routine planning. The library mediacommunity“. resource center. library media support staff. The library specialist draws on professional resources both at(Information Power; Principle 8, p. media specialist is knowledgeable of the local and district levels and online to provide100) the district professional development individual assistance to teachers using technology services. 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.Category 6 — Other(Write an additional indicator here) Georgia Department of Education Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools 10/29/2007 Page of 10 All Rights Reserved
Georgia DOE 2008 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation RubricList of citations used in this rubric: Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning. http://www.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/AASL/Professional_Tools10/Information_Power/Information_Power.htm American Association of School Librarians [and] Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Chicago: American Library Association, 1998. ISBN 0-8389-3470-6 Official Code of Georgia: O.C.G.A. 20-2-167, 12/03/01 and O.C.G.A 20-2-184, http://www.legis.state.ga.us/cgi- bin/gl_codes_detail.pl?code=20-2-167 http://www.legis.state.ga.us/cgi-bin/gl_codes_detail.pl?code=20-2-184 A Planning Guide for Information Power. .American Association of School Librarians a division of the American Library Association, Chicago, 1999, ISBN # 0-8389-8073-2 State Board Rule: IDA (1), 160-4-2-.01The Quality Core Curriculum and Student Competencies http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-4-2-.01.pdf State Board Rule: IFBD, 160-4-4.-.01 Media Programs http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-4-4-.01.pdf State Board Rule: CGB, 160-5-1-.22 Personnel Required http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-5-1-.22.pdf State Lottery Guidelines: FY02 Computers in the Classroom Technology Project - A Georgia Lottery Grant http://techservices.doe.k12.ga.us/edtech/edtechcomputerclass.htm State Facilities Guidelines: Square Footage Requirements for Use in Developing the Local Facilities Plans; http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/schools/facilities/squareft.pdf The State of Georgia K-12 Technology Plan: 2003-2006. Georgia Department of Education. http://techservices.doe.k12.ga.us/edtech/2003techplan.php st 21 Century Library Learning Standards: 2007. American Association of School Librarians (AASL). http://www.ala.org/aasl/reno Georgia Department of Education Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools 10/29/2007 Page of 10 All Rights Reserved
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