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To: Vernon Cole: Principal Gould Elementary! CC: Sandra Jackson: Media Specialist Gould Elementary! From: Jason Smith: Candidate Georgia Southern University! Date: October 17, 2013! Re: GA DOE 2013 Library Media Program Evaluation Rubric !

On October 14, 2013, Mrs. Jackson and I reviewed the current standing of the media center at Gould Elementary in accordance to the 2013 Georgia Department of Education Library Media Program Evaluation Rubric. In this memo, I have summarized what she and I found during this evaluation, and the next steps for standards that did not fall into the Exemplary category (from Basic, Proficient, Exemplary). Please refer to the GA DOE 2013 Library Media Program Evaluation Rubric for more information on each category. In the table below, B is Basic, P is Proficient, and E is Exemplary. Also, the abbreviation LMS will refer to the Library Media Specialist.!

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Category 1: Student Achievement and Instruction !
Indicator
1. Information Literacy Standards are integrated

Rank
P

Action Steps
LMS will develop lessons to help students meet standards focusing on research tasks assigned in Common Core Reading Units LMS will work with classroom teachers to find ways to collaborative plan, whether in person, email, or web 2.0 tools such as wikis LMS will work with classroom teachers focusing on the new research components in the Common Core curriculum to achieve more integration and collaborative teaching N/A N/A N/A

2. Collaborative Planning

P

3. Media Specialist engaged in active teaching roles

P

4. Media Center Resources encourage reading 5. Services for students of diverse learning abilities

E E E

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6. Student achievement routinely assessed

Category 2: Staffing !
Indicator
7a. State mandated library service requirements 7b. State mandated full-time Library Media Specialist requirement

Rank
E E

Action Steps
N/A N/A

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Category 3: Facilities, Access, and Resources!
Indicator
8. Flexible scheduling 9. Square footage requirement 10. Streaming video throughout school 11. Print and non-print resources and access to online information 12. Efficient resource management and access to an OPAC

Rank
E E E E E E

Action Steps
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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13. GALILEO access and instruction provided

Category 4: Administrative Support!
Indicator
14. County media contact liaison appointed 15. County/Administrative support of a strong media library program 16. Library Media advisory committee appointed 17. County approved library media policy is current and annually reviewed 18. Library Media Budget planning and allocation

Rank
E E E E E

Action Steps
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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Category 5: Staff Development!
Indicator
19. Library Media staff professional development opportunities

Rank
P

Action Steps
The LMS will continue to stay on top of advancements in technology. When funding permits, she can help schedule workshops on new media center technology. When it does not, she can collaborate with teachers with knowledge of use to help teach others

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The notes Mrs. Jackson and I took during our meeting can be found here.