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  1. 1. Georgia DOE 2010 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 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 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.(IFBD 160-4-4-.01) Georgia Department of Education Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools December 17, 2009 Page 1 of 10 All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. Georgia DOE 2010 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/s. 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 school’s 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 and p. 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 Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools December 17, 2009 Page 2 of 10 All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. Georgia DOE 2010 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation Rubric Target IndicatorsCategory 2 - Staffing Basic Proficient Exemplary7a. If less than base size: In compliance with state board A full-time Library Media Specialist is Full-time Library Media Specialist is employedA school system shall provide no less rule. employed and is not shared at any other and is not shared at any other time with other areasthan half-time services of a Library time with other areas in the school nor in the school nor does he/she provide servicesMedia Specialist for each school less does he/she provide services outside outside the library media center. Adultthan base size and shall provide adult the library media center. Adult supervision by certified personnel is available forsupervision in the library media center supervision by certified personnel is the entire day.for the entire instructional day. available for the entire day.(Base size defined by unweightedFTE: K-5, 450; 6-8, 624; 9-12, 970)(CGB, 160-5-1-.22)7b. If base size or larger: In compliance with state board Library Media Specialist is not required The following criteria that exceed state rules areA school system shall employ a full- rule, but the Library Media to perform other duties on a daily or in place: Additional support personnel aretime Library Media Specialist for each Specialist may be required to frequent basis. A part-time library employed in areas of the library media program.base size school or larger. perform other duties on a daily media paraprofessional is employed. Library media staff is always available(Base size defined by unweighted or frequent basis. throughout the instructional day to assist teachersFTE: K-5, 450; 6-8, 624; 9-12, 970) and students. Support staff is not shared in other(CGB, 160-5-1-.22) areas of the 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 December 17, 2009 Page 3 of 10 All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. Georgia DOE 2010 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, 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-.01) 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 Requirements for 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 Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools December 17, 2009 Page 4 of 10 All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. Georgia DOE 2010 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 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 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. 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 OPAC 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 Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools December 17, 2009 Page 5 of 10 All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. Georgia DOE 2010 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation Rubric13. One of the national educational Number of GALILEO searches Instruction and promotion of Instruction and promotion of GALILEO will be intechnology goals states: “Effective by students and staff will be the GALILEO 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 GALILEO searches that maximize efficiency and result in a highevery school’s 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 GALILEO 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 performed in GALILEO Development classes with the faculty and staffdatabases 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 December 17, 2009 Page 6 of 10 All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. Georgia DOE 2010 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation Rubric Target IndicatorsCategory 4 - Administrative Basic Proficient ExemplarySupport14. 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 administratorsboth the school and district levels is support to the library media administrators take an active role in take 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 Specialist100) district level administrators meet to be knowledgeable about current educational regularly with the Library Media trends, promoting occasional visits to exemplary Specialist. programs, and providing budgetary support. Georgia Department of Education Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools December 17, 2009 Page 7 of 10 All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. Georgia DOE 2010 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation Rubric16. Each local board of education System and local school library A library media advisory committee A library media advisory committee is effective inshall adopt a library media policy that media committees support exists and meets a minimum of twice a the development of library media policy, e.g.,provides for the establishment of a implementation of the library year. Planning and evaluation of the budget development, acquisition of resources, andmedia committee at the system level media program. A media library media program is executed reconsideration of materials. This policy, whichand at each school. A library media advisory committee exists and regularly. (This committee may be the may be the media/technology plan in some schools,committee makes recommendations meets once or twice a year. same as the technology committee in is the basis of operation for actions of the advisoryand decisions relating to planning, (This committee may be the some schools.) committee, the library media staff, andoperation, evaluation, and same as the technology administration. It is evaluated, reviewed, andimprovement of the library media committee in some local updated annually.program. This committee shall schools.)annually evaluate library mediaservices and develop a multi-yearmedia plan for budget services andpriorities.(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 Department of Education Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools December 17, 2009 Page 8 of 10 All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. Georgia DOE 2010 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, e.g., providing a formalcommunity". resource center. library media support staff. The needs assessment to determine staff development(Information Power; Principle 8, p. Library Media Specialist is needs of the faculty and designing formal courses to100) knowledgeable of the district address those needs. The Library Media Specialist professional development services. draws on 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.Category 6 – Other(Give additional indicators thatdescribe the quality of your schoollibrary media program as it relates totechnology integration) Georgia Department of Education Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools December 17, 2009 Page 9 of 10 All Rights Reserved
  10. 10. Georgia DOE 2010 Library Media Program Self-Evaluation RubricList of citations used in this rubric: Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning. 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, bin/ 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 AASL Standards for 21st Century Learners. American Association of School Librarians: a division of the American Library Association. Chicago, 2007. State Board Rule: IDA (1), 160-4-2-.01The Quality Core Curriculum and Student Competencies State Board Rule: IFBD, 160-4-4.-.01 Media Programs State Board Rule: CGB, 160-5-1-.22 Personnel Required State Lottery Guidelines: FY02 Computers in the Classroom Technology Project - A Georgia Lottery Grant State Facilities Guidelines: Square Footage Requirements for Use in Developing the Local Facilities Plans; The State of Georgia K-12 Technology Plan: 2003-2006. Georgia Department of Education. Georgia Department of Education Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools December 17, 2009 Page 10 of 10 All Rights Reserved