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School Library Media Program Evaluation rubric
Building the Learning Environment

 

Guidelines

  1. The school library media program is built on a long-term strategic plan that reflects the mission, goals, and objectives of the school.

  2. The school library media program has a minimum of one full-time certified/licensed library media specialist supported by qualified staff sufficient for the school’s instructional programs, services, facilities, size, and number of teachers and students.

  3. The school library media program includes flexible and equitable access to physical and virtual collections of resources that support the school curriculum and meet the diverse needs of learners.

  4. The school library media program has sufficient funding to support priorities and make steady progress to attain the program’s mission, goals, and objectives.

  5. The school library media program includes policies, procedures, and guidelines that support equitable access to ideas and information throughout the school community.

  6. The school library media program includes a well developed collection of books, periodicals, and non-print materials in a variety of formats that support curricular topics and are suited to inquiry learning and users’ needs and interests.

  7. The school library media program is guided by an advocacy plan that builds support for decision makers who affect the quality of the SLMP.

  8. The school library media program includes support for school library media specialists and teacher professional development to sustain and increase knowledge and skills.

[From: American Association of School Librarians “Empowering Learners; Guidelines for School Library Media Programs”; American Library Association, Chicago, IL, 2009]


Last Updated: September 8, 2010