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Georgia DOE 2008 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation Rubric 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 criticaldefined in QCC Standards, are curriculum is comprised of integrated into the curriculum thinking skills and independent inquiry sointegrated into content instruction basic library media orientation through the collaborative efforts of students can learn to choose reliable(Information Power; Principle 2; Pg. skills and instruction on how to the library media specialist and information and become58) find information. teachers. proactive and thoughtful users of information and 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 encourages every teacher to participate in theto ensure use of library media center planning when initiated by the teachers who are teaching units of design of instruction. Learning strategies andresources that support on-going teacher. 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 All students with diverse learning styles, abilities,(IFBD 160-4-4-.01) (http://www.georgiastandards.org/) and needs are included in collaborative plans. web site and encourages teachers to The use 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
3. Professional library media staff is The library media specialist The library media specialist The library media specialist uses a variety ofengaged in active teaching role/s. makes recommendations to and teaching styles to meet the diverse needs of(Information Power; students for class projects and teachers plan and teach students. Collaborative planning determinesPrinciple 4, p. 58) pleasure reading. The library collaboratively so that the library where and how student assessment takes place, media specialist provides basic media program is an extension of and whether the teacher, the library media orientation and instruction on classroom instruction. specialist or both does the assessment. information location skills.4. The library media center resources Bulletin boards and displays of The library media center offers The library media center is a critical element inencourage and support reading, books and reading materials events and activities that appeal to a the school’s reading program. The libraryviewing, and listening. reflect different aspects of the wide media(Information Power; curriculum, holidays, and range of interests. Attendance and program meets the needs of both the curriculumPrinciple 6, p. 58) community interests to support circulation statistics verify and recreational reading. recreational reading. students’5. Services are provided to students The library media center use. library media staff selects The The library media specialist and teacherswho have diverse learning abilities, resources reflect diverse resources and informs teachers of collect and use student data to design activitiesstyles, and needs. learning abilities, styles, and these that will(Information Power; Principle 7, needs. resources with recommendations lead to student achievement. The library p. 58) to support students’ diverse media program supports instructional learning strategies and abilities and styles. The library media learning activities that meet individual needs. The specialist is familiar with the library media specialist is knowledgeable about the Lexile framework. Lexile framework.6. Student achievement is routinely The classroom teacher is Together the teacher and library The teacher and library media specialist useassessed. responsible for assessing media specialist develop a rubric(s) a variety of collaboratively designed tools(A Planning Guide for Information student achievement. or another forPower; p. 36) effective means for assessing assessing student achievement, e.g., rubrics, student achievement. student self-evaluations, and student presentations to peers and/or adult professionals in a field of study.
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 employed Adult supervision by certifiedthan half-time services of a library parent/peer volunteers. other time with other areas in the personnel is available for the entire day.media specialist for each school less school nor does he/she providethan base size and shall provide adult services outsidesupervision in the library media center the library media center.for 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 The following criteria that exceed state rules are inA school system shall employ a full- rule, but the library media required to perform other duties on place: Additional support personnel are employedtime library media specialist for each specialist may be required to a daily or frequent basis. A part- in areas of the library media program. Librarybase size school or larger. perform other duties on a daily time library media paraprofessional media staff is always available throughout the(Base size defined by unweighted or frequent basis. is employed. 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
Target IndicatorsCategory 3 - Facilities, Access, Basic Proficient Exemplaryand Resources8. There shall be a plan for flexibly Flexible scheduling makes Flexible scheduling and library Flexible scheduling is maintained allowing fullscheduled library media center access resources and assistance media staff are available throughout participation of teachers and the library mediafor students and teachers in groups or available at the time of learning the day to assist teachers and specialist in collaborative planning and allowingas individuals simultaneously need. Library media staff is students regardless students to come to the library media center atthroughout each instructional day. available to teachers and of ability or disability. The library any time. The library media center is availableAccessibility shall refer to the facility, students for most of the school media center is available either both before and after school. Some eveningthe staff, and the resources and shall day. before or after school. hours may be scheduled for instructional needs ofbe based on instructional need. students and families.(IFBD 160-4-4-.01)9. School library media center square Based on FTE, the library Based on FTE, the library media Based on FTE, the library media centerfootage requirements based on FTE. media center meets minimum center exceeds minimum square exceeds minimum square footage requirements(Square Footage Requirements for square footage requirements. footage requirements and is large and is large enough to accommodate large andUse in Developing the Local Facilities enough to accommodate large and small groupsPlans) small groups and individuals working and individuals working simultaneously. simultaneously. Shelving, storage Shelving, storage areas, and wiring meet the areas, and wiring meet the needs of the needs of the collection. In addition, production collection. and10. Central electronic media School is not new; this By the end of 2007-2008 school presentation space isoavailable.meets Electronic distributi n systemdistribution system for television and requirement is in the facilities year, the electronic distribution state requirements.radio programs is available. plan for future capital system will 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, Print and non-print resources, includingaccess to online information are basic media center resources are including subscription databases and subscription databases, access to the Internet,to a library media program. A school adequate to support the core other library media center resources and other library media center resources are network is effective for delivering curriculum. Two or three are available online to multiple available on a LAN throughout the school.media resources to the classroom and computers for student access to networked computers within the Some library media center resources are beyond. Multiple computers are online resources are available in library media center only. A LAN accessible via Internet access outside the school. available for student access to online the library media center. (Local Area Network) is fully Students use library media center technology resources that enhance instruction. functional. Network services are independently for extended projects and (FY02 Computers in the Classroom delivered to all classrooms. information retrieval. The library media center Technology Project - A Georgia There is a minimum of ten (10) has in excess of ten (10) books per student. Lottery Grant) books per student. Nonprint There are three (3) nonprint items per student. materials average two (2) per12. All library media resources are Management and circulation student. The OPAC is electronically networked The OPAC is available on a LAN throughoutmanaged for maximum efficient use. workstations and at least one to several computers within the library the school. All resources are recorded inThe library media center has an online catalog access (OPAC) media center. MARC format is used. MARC format so that access is available onelectronic online public access catalog exist in the library media center. New acquisitions are added based on the LAN and weeding of out-of-date materials(OPAC). Funds for acquisition of MARC format is used. reliable review sources, state and can be timely. New acquisitions are addedcomputers are utilized to implement national award books, and curriculum based on reliable review sources, state andthe goals/objectives set forth in the needs. Weeding is an ongoing national award books, and curriculum needs.System Three-Year Technology Plan practice. A network distribution of The OPAC is up-to-date and reflects theor in the System Comprehensive resources beyond the library media library media center holdings.School Improvement Plan. center is not available. Some library media center resources are(FY02 Computers in the accessible via Internet access outside of theClassroom Technology Project - A school building.Georgia Lottery Grant) Georgia Department of Education Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools 10/29/2007 Page of 10 All Rights Reserved
13. One of the national educational Number of GALILEO Number of GALILEO searches by Instruction and promotion of GALILEO will betechnology goals states: “Effective searches by students and staff students and staff will be more than in an organized manner. Searches will beand engaging software and on-line in your system will be the the previous year. Information about conducted in such a way that maximize efficiencyresources will be an integral part of same as the previous year. the number of searches can be and result in a high quality product Bestevery school’s curriculum.” The Information about the obtained on a system level through Practices and Learning Models that encourageGALILEO on-line service provides number of searches can be GALILEO statistics. and endorse GALILEO will be produced, taught,Georgia students and teachers access obtained on a system level and shared with other library media specialiststo exceptional on-line resources at no through GALILEO statistics. throughout the state. Professional Developmentcost to the local school district. . courses with the staff and faculty will beSearches performed in GALILEO conducted.databases 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 The SMCP coordinates The SMCP maintains communication amongshall appoint a system media contact person (SMCP) is appointed communication among all library library media specialists in the district. Districtperson (SMCP) to serve as a liaison to and communication from the media specialists in the district, and level administrators facilitate the communicationthe department. SMCP is received and posted disseminates messages from DOE, among the SMCP, library media specialists, and(IFBD, 160-4-4.-.01 ) for all library media GALILEO, and other entities. themselves. The SMCP understands the role of specialists and staff. The the library media specialist and encourages media coordinator or opportunities for library media specialists to meet curriculum coordinator may regularly. The district encourages links on school serve as the SMCP to and district websites for library media center facilitate communication to announcements and services.15. Administrative staff support at and from DOE. The school principal provides The school principal and district The school principal and district administratorsboth the school and district levels is support to the library media administrators take an active role take a leadership role in encouraging teachers toessential for the development of a program and makes time to in encouraging teachers to integrate library media resources into thestrong library media program. meet with the library media integrate library media resources curriculum, fostering a climate of collaboration and(Information Power; Principle 4, p. specialist occasionally. into the curriculum. School, inquiry, encouraging the library media specialist to100) department, and district level be knowledgeable about current educational trends, administrators meet regularly promoting occasional visits to exemplary with the library media specialist. programs, and providing budgetary support. Georgia Department of Education Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools 10/29/2007 Page of 10 All Rights Reserved
school. A library media committee makes recommendations and decisions relating to planning, operation, evaluation, and improvement of thme 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 consideratio 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 annuallylibrary media staff to provide development instruction the school district. Library media in state or national conferences. The libraryinformation and technology literacy during collaborative specialist provides occasional formal media specialist is included in planning the staffskills to other teachers and planning with teachers. staff development instruction and development program for the school staff andadministrative staff. Professional Current professional informal instruction during assists in teaching and organizing sessions. Theresources and services for all faculty resources are maintained in collaborative planning with teachers. library media specialist is recognized as a mastermembers are provided in the library the library media center if The school system makes staff teacher and provides staff development optionsmedia center for the “learning the district does not provide development options available for beyond routine planning. The library mediacommunity“. a centralized professional library media support staff. The specialist draws on professional resources both at(Information Power; Principle 8, p. resource center. library media specialist is the local and district levels and online to provide100) knowledgeable of individual assistance to teachers using technology the district professional and designing curriculum. The library media development services. 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
List 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