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2016 Judy Serritella Exemplary 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 And Levels of Proficiency


Categories

Category 1 - Student Basic Proficient Exemplary


Achievement and Instruction

1. Information Literacy Standards are Information Literacy Skills Information literacy skills are integrated The library media program fosters critical thinking
integrated into content instruction curriculum is comprised of into the curriculum through the skills and independent inquiry so students can learn
(Information Power; Principle 2; Pg. basic library media orientation collaborative efforts of the Library to choose reliable information and become
58) skills and instruction on how to Media Specialist and teachers. Georgia proactive and thoughtful users of information and
AASL Standards for the 21st-Century find information. Performance Standards (GPS) and resources. The Library Media Specialist and
Learner are integrated into content Common Core GPS (CCGPS) are used classroom teacher collaborate using CCGPS and
instruction. ( as a basis for teaching. GPS to plan and teach the units of study. The
http://tinyurl.com/3q8dpa) library media program uses the AASL standards to
help shape the learning of students in the school

2. Collaborative planning includes The Library Media Specialist The Library Media Specialist The Library Media Specialist actively plans with
both the Library Media Specialists and participates in collaborative encourages collaborative planning and encourages every teacher to participate in the
teachers to ensure use of library media planning when initiated by the among teachers who are teaching units design of instruction. Learning strategies and
center resources that support on-going teacher. of similar content. The Library Media activities for all students are designed with all
classroom instruction and Specialist is familiar with the Georgia teachers who are willing to plan collaboratively.
implementation of state curriculum Standards.org website and the Common All students with diverse learning styles, abilities,
and the GPS and CCGPS. Core standards and encourages teachers and needs are included in collaborative plans.
(IFBD 160-4-4-.01) to use the resources available on GSO
web page.

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3. Professional library media staff are The Library Media Specialist The Library Media Specialist and The Library Media Specialist uses a variety of
engaged in active teaching role/s. makes recommendations to teachers plan and teach collaboratively teaching styles to meet diverse needs of students.
(Information Power; Principle students for class projects and so that the library media program is an Collaborative planning, which takes place on a
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 GPS and CCGPS 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 the
encourage and support reading, books and reading materials and activities that appeal to a wide range school’s reading program. The library media
viewing, and listening. reflect different aspects of the of interests. Attendance statistics verify program meets the needs of both the
(Information Power; Principle curriculum, holidays, and students’ use. reading/language arts curriculum and recreational
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 resources The Library Media Specialist and teachers collect
who have diverse learning abilities, resources reflect diverse and informs teachers of these resources and use student data to design activities that will
styles, and needs. learning abilities, styles, and with recommendations to support lead to student achievement. The library media
(Information Power; Principle 7, needs. students’ diverse learning abilities and program supports instructional strategies and
p. 58) 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 a
assessed. 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.

Target Indicators
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Category 2 – Technology Basic Proficient Exemplary

7. Technology Management The library provides an inadequate The library provides an adequate The library provides a strong technology
Provide and manage access to digital technology technology infrastructure to support infrastructure to support teaching and learning.
collections, technology tools & infrastructure to support teaching teaching and learning.
technology resources that support and learning. The library has an active plan in place for the
and enhance instruction and reflect The library may have a plan in place for updating and replacing hardware (e.g. computers).
the needs and interests of diverse P12 The library does not have a plan in the updating and replacing hardware,
students, school and community. place for the updating and however it is not implemented on a The library has an active and engaging virtual
(ALA/ AASL Standards for Initial replacing of hardware. regular basis. environment which highlights student work,
Preparation of School Librarians, advocates for the library program and provides 247
2010, Standard 5.5.3) The library does not have a virtual The library has a virtual environment access to additional resources (e.g. website, school
presence of any kind. which provides basic information library blog)
concerning library programs and
The school library media specialist additional resources. The school library media specialist consistently
rarely promotes 24-7 access to promotes and informs to ensure 24-7 access to
electronic resources. The school library media specialist electronic resources.
sometimes promotes 24-7 access to
Many teachers are not aware of electronic resources. All subject area teachers are aware that there are
electronic databases available for electronic databases available for research and to
research and support of the CCSS Not all subject area teachers may be support the CCSS literacy focus.
literacy focus. aware that there are electronic databases
available for research and to support the
CCSS literacy focus.

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8. Technology Integration The school library media specialistThe school library media specialist The school library media specialist cultivates a rich
The school library media specialist uses technology to deliver directs teachers and students in the learning environment where the blending choice of
integrates the use of emerging curriculum content or instructions conventional use of technology tools. technology tools with student-initiated
technologies as a means for to students. He/she encourages adaptation of investigations or projects across any content area is
effective and creative teaching and technology by allowing students to promoted.
to support P-12 students' conceptual The SLMS occasionally attempts select a tool and modify its use to
understanding, critical thinking and to integrate emerging technologies accomplish the task at hand. The SLMS integrates emerging technologies into a
creative processes. into instruction to reinforce the variety of instructional strategies to support the
(ALA/ AASL Standards for Initial skills, dispositions, The SLMS integrates emerging diverse learning styles, interests, and ability of all
Preparation of School Librarians, responsibilities, and technologies into instruction that students to inquire, think critically, and gain and
2010, Standard 1.1.4) selfassessments in AASL reinforce the skills, dispositions, create knowledge.
st responsibilities, and self-assessments in
Standards for the 21 -Century
Learner and Georgia state AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Integration of these technologies also reinforces the
standards that support student Learner and state standards that support skills and self-assessments in AASL Standards for
achievement. student achievement. the 21st-Century Learner and Georgia state
standards that support student achievement.
The SLMS rarely recommends The SLMS often recommends
technology tools to enhance technology tools to enhance instruction. The SLMS consistently recommends technology
instruction. tools to enhance instruction and is a building leader
modeling technology integration.

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Target Indicators
Category 3 - Staffing Basic Proficient Exemplary

9a. If less than base size: In compliance with state board A full-time Library Media Specialist is Full-time Library Media Specialist is employed
A 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 areas
than half-time services of a Library time with other areas in the school nor in the school nor does he/she provide services
Media Specialist for each school less does he/she provide services outside outside the library media center. Adult supervision
than base size and shall provide adult the library media center. Adult by certified personnel is available for the entire
supervision in the library media center supervision by certified personnel is day.
for the entire instructional day. available for the entire day.

Base Size definition defined by


unweighted FTE: Grades K-5:
450
Grades 6-8: 624 Grades
9-12: 970

9b. If base size or larger: In compliance with state board Library Media Specialist is not required The following criteria that exceed state rules are
A school system shall employ a rule, but the Library Media to perform other duties on a daily or in place: Additional support personnel are
fulltime Library Media Specialist for Specialist may be required to frequent basis. A part-time library employed in areas of the library media program.
each 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 teachers
FTE: 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.

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Category 4- Facilities, Access, Basic Proficient Exemplary
and Resources

10. There shall be a plan for flexibly Flexible scheduling makes Flexible scheduling and library media Flexible scheduling is maintained allowing full
scheduled library media center access resources and assistance staff are available throughout the day to participation of teachers and the Library Media
for students and teachers in groups or available at the time of learning assist teachers and students regardless Specialist in collaborative planning and allowing
as individuals simultaneously need, but school schedules may of ability or disability. The library students to come to the library media center at any
throughout each instructional day. override this preferable media center is available either before time. The library media center is available both
Accessibility shall refer to the facility, flexibility. Library media staff or after school. before and after school. Some evening hours may
the staff, and the resources and shall is available to teachers and be scheduled for instructional needs of students
be based on instructional need. (IFBD students for most of the school and families.
160-4-4-.01) day.

11. School library media center Based on FTE, the library Based on FTE, the library media center Based on FTE, the library media center exceeds
square footage requirements based on media center meets minimum exceeds minimum square footage minimum square footage requirements and is large
FTE. square footage requirements. requirements and is large enough to enough to accommodate large and small groups
(Square Footage Requirements for accommodate large and small groups and individuals working simultaneously. Shelving,
Use in Developing the Local Facilities and individuals working storage areas, and electric wiring meet the needs of
Plans) http://tinyurl.com/Ga-MediaCenter- simultaneously. Shelving, storage the collection. In addition, production and
square-footage (Page 6) 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.

12. Streaming video is used Streaming video is used on a Streaming video is used on a regular Streaming video and other technologies are used on
throughout the school to support the regular basis to support the basis to support the curriculum. a regular basis to support the curriculum. The
curriculum. Interactive whiteboards curriculum. Library Media Center has a whiteboard and it is
and computers are used for teaching The school has several white boards used on a regular basis.
and learning throughout the school. A The school has several white located throughout the building and
central electronic media distribution boards located throughout the used on a frequent basis. The school has several white boards located
system 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.

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13. Print and non-print resources and Print and non-print library Print and non-print resources, including Print and non-print resources, including
access to online information are basic media center resources are subscription databases and other library subscription databases, access to the Internet, and
to 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 library
media 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.
(FY02 Computers in the Classroom
Technology Project - A Georgia
Lottery Grant)
14. All library media resources are Management and circulation The OPAC is electronically networked The OPAC is available on a LAN throughout the
managed for maximum efficient use. workstations and at least one to several computers within the library school. All resources are recorded in MARC
The library media center has an online catalog access (OPAC) media center. New acquisitions are format so that access is available on the LAN and
electronic 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 library
computers are utilized to implement curriculum needs. Weeding is an media center holdings. Some library media center
the goals/objectives set forth in the ongoing process. A network resources are accessible via Internet access outside
State Technology Plan 2007-2012 or in distribution of resources beyond the the school.
the System Comprehensive School library media center is not available.
Improvement Plan.
(FY02 Computers in the Classroom
Technology Project - A Georgia
Lottery Grant)

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15. One of the national educational Students will be given Instruction and promotion of Instruction and promotion of GALILEO will be in
technology goals states: “Effective instruction in accessing GALILEO will be in an organized an organized manner and conducted on a frequent
and engaging software and on-line GALILEO. The password will manner and conducted on a frequent basis. . Searches will be administered and taught in
resources will be an integral part of be provided in a timely manner. basis. Students, faculty, and staff will such a way that maximize efficiency and result in a
every school’s curriculum.” The be given instruction and professional high quality product Best Practices and Learning
GALILEO Virtual Library provides development in the use of GALILEO. Models that encourage and endorse GALILEO will
Georgia students and teachers access be produced, taught, and shared with other Library
to exceptional on-line resources at no Media Specialists throughout the state. The
cost to the local school district. . Library Media Specialist conducts Staff
Development classes with the faculty and staff.
The faculty and staff will take advantage of the
online courses and lessons available through
GALILEO.

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Target Indicators
Category 5 - Administrative Basic Proficient Exemplary
Support

16. The local system superintendent A system media contact person A system media contact person (SMCP) The SMCP maintains communication among
shall appoint a system media contact (SMCP) is appointed and is appointed and communication from Library Media Specialists in the district. District
person (SMCP) to serve as a liaison to communication from the SMCP the SMCP is received and posted for all level administrators facilitate the communication
the department. (IFBD, 160-4-4.-.01 is received and posted for all Library Media Specialists and staff. among the SMCP, Library Media Specialists, and
) Library Media Specialists and The SMCP coordinates communication themselves. The SMCP understands the role of the
staff. The media coordinator or among all Library Media Specialist and encourages
curriculum coordinator may Library Media Specialists in the district, opportunities for Library Media Specialists to meet
serve as the SMCP to facilitate and disseminates messages from regularly. The district encourages links on school
communication to and from GaDOE, GALILEO, and other entities. and district websites for library media center
DOE. announcements and services.

17. Administrative staff support at The school principal provides The school principal and district The school principal and district administrators
both the school and district levels is support to the library media administrators take an active role in take a leadership role in encouraging teachers to
essential for the development of a program and makes time to meet encouraging teachers to integrate library integrate library media resources into the
strong library media program. with the Library Media media resources into the curriculum. curriculum, fostering a climate of collaboration and
(Information Power; Principle 4, p. Specialist occasionally. School, department, and district level inquiry, encouraging the Library Media Specialist to
100) administrators meet regularly with the be knowledgeable about current educational trends,
Library Media Specialist. promoting occasional visits to exemplary programs,
and providing budgetary support.

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18. Each local board of education System and local school library A library media advisory committee A library media advisory committee is effective in
shall 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, and
media committee at the system level media program. A media library media program is executed reconsideration of materials. This policy, which
and 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 advisory
and decisions relating to planning, (This committee may be the some schools.) committee, the library media staff, and
operation, evaluation, and same as the technology administration. It is evaluated, reviewed, and
improvement of the library media committee in some local updated annually.
program. This committee shall schools.)
annually evaluate library media
services and develop a multi-year
media plan for budget services and
priorities.
(IFBD, 160-4-4.-.01)

19. Local Board approved library A written library media policy A library media policy exists is A library media policy sets out clear and
media policy is current. This policy exists and is implemented and implemented consistently. The Library comprehensive policies and is reviewed annually
requires development of procedures updated inconsistently. Media Specialist recommends periodic with guidance from the library media advisory
for the school system and for selecting revisions. committee for update consideration and subsequent
materials locally, handling requests for local board approval. It is used by the library media
reconsideration of materials, staff as a guiding document for the operation of the
considering gifts of instructional library media center.
resources, using non-school owned
materials, and complying with the
copyright law.
(IFBD, 160-4-4.-.01)

20. Each local school system shall The library media program The library media program budget The Library Media Specialist, with guidance from
spend 100 percent of the funds receives an allocation for exceeds the minimum state allocation. the library media advisory committee, is a partner
designated for library media center expenditures every year. This Local funding supplements state with school and district administrators in planning
costs.(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.

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Target Indicators
Category 6 - Staff Basic Proficient Exemplary
Development

21. Staff development opportunities Library Media Specialist Library Media Specialist seeks to Library Media Specialist continually seeks to
are available both for the library participates in staff enhance his/her professional skills, enhance his/her professional, particularly
media 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 in
library media staff to provide development instruction during the school district. Library Media state or national conferences. The Library Media
information and technology literacy collaborative planning with Specialist provides occasional formal Specialist is included in planning the staff
skills to other teachers and teachers. Current professional staff development instruction and development program for the school staff and
administrative staff. Professional resources are maintained in the informal instruction during assists in teaching and organizing sessions. The
resources and services for all faculty library media center if the collaborative planning with teachers. Library Media Specialist is recognized as a master
members are provided in the library district does not provide a The school system makes staff teacher and provides staff development options
media center for the "learning centralized professional development options available for beyond routine planning, e.g., providing a formal
community". resource center. library media support staff. The Library needs assessment to determine staff development
(Information Power; Principle 8, p. Media Specialist is knowledgeable of needs of the faculty and designing formal courses to
100) the district professional development address those needs. The Library Media Specialist
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.

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

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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/cgibin/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

AASL Standards for 21st Century Learners. American Association of School Librarians: a division of the American Library
Association. Chicago, 2007. http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards.
ALA/ AASL Standards for Initial Preparation of School Librarians (2010). American Library Association/ American Association of
School Librarians. Chicago, 2010.
http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aasleducation/schoollibrary/2010_standards_with_rubrics_and_statements_1 -31-
11.pdf

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

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