Library Media Specialist Evaluator Training SY 11-12. Library Media Education Dept, C&I Andy Spinks, Supervisor Evaluation Systems Office, HR Jan Holley, PHR, Director. Library Media Specialists. Research has shown that strong library media programs directly impact student achievement.
Library Media Education Dept, C&I
Andy Spinks, Supervisor
Evaluation Systems Office, HR
Jan Holley, PHR, Director
Research has shown that strong library media programs directly impact student achievement
The achievement impact of the program is primarily determined by the job performance of the library media specialist (LMS)
Examples of evidence are just that, examples. This is NOT a checklist!
CURRICULUM AND PLANNING (CP)
The LMS plans for the effective use of library media resources in supporting the curriculum and addressing the needs of the school population.
Elements: Curriculum and Planning (CP)
STANDARDS-BASED INSTRUCTION (SBI)
The LMS uses research-based practices to help students and staff achieve 21st century information literacy.
Elements: Standards-Based Instruction (SBI)
INSTRUCTIONAL ENVIRONMENT (IE)
The LMS creates a safe, productive, collaborative, and inviting learning environment that fosters a sense of community and personal responsibility to ensure that students maximize learning.
Elements: Instructional Environment (IE)
PROGRAM LEADERSHIP (PL)
The LMS leads and manages the library media program in a way that maximizes its effectiveness.
Program Leadership (PL)
Schools are more short-staffed than ever, but administrators must carefully consider the student achievement “opportunity costs” when deciding how to allocate staff.
The following are examples of activities that are not included on the Performance Rubric for library media specialists:
Example: Technology Support & Repair
Example: Technology Inventory
Example: Accelerated Reader / Reading Counts
Example: Daily Video Production/News Program
Schools never have all the staff they need, and consequently everyone must “wear multiple hats,” but please be cognizant of how much of your library media specialist’s time is spent on tasks that are not part of the performance rubric.
The performance expectations listed on the rubric are those that research has shown have the greatest impact on student achievement. Concentrating your library media specialist’s work on the standards of the performance rubric will increase your library media program’s contribution to student achievement.
Conducting Instructional Observations
Completing the Annual Report Form
Proficient:Highly competent, skilled, an expert
Emerging:Evolving, showing new or improved development
Not Evident:Not easy to see; not obvious
Commentary is required for each standard, so help your LMS grow by giving thoughtful, meaningful, personalized commentary – no cut-n-paste!
Professional Duties & Responsibilities (PDR)
Seven of twelve items in the PDR section are the same as those on the teacher evaluation. These five are different:
#2. Maintains accurate records of library media materials using Destiny Library Manager
#3. Manages the media materials allotment and other accounts according to district guidelines
#4. Protects patron privacy and maintains confidentiality regarding student and records information
#5. Complies with the policies, procedures, rules, and guidelines of the school, district, and state
#8. Maintains positive working relationships with others in the school community
OCGA 20-2-210 –
In compliance with Georgia law, ALL certified evaluation activity must be completed prior to April 1, 2012!
Professional Development Plans (PDP)