Program Planning and Evaluation
Progress in student achievement in the library media program is monitored, assessed, and analyzed to inform decisions
As program administrator, the library media specialist works collaboratively with members of the learning community to define the policies of the library media program and to guide and direct all activities related to it. Confident of the importance of the effective use of information and information technology to students' personal and economic success in their future lives, the library media specialist is an advocate for the library media program and provides the knowledge, vision, and leadership to steer it creatively and energetically in the twenty-first century. Proficient in the management of staff, budgets, equipment, and facilities, the library media specialist plans, executes, and evaluates the program to ensure its quality both at a general level and on a day-to-day basis.
[From: Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning. American Library Association and Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 1998]
Braxton, Barbara. Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals for the School Library. Teacher Librarian 30.4 (2003): 45-45.
Braxton discusses setting specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely goals for school libraries. They are professional yet personal, so one is much more likely to work towards their success or reflect on their failure.
Eisenberg, Michael B., and Miller, Danielle. This Man Wants to Change Your Job. School Library Journal, September, 2002.
Eisenberg and Miller offer a compelling blueprint for becoming a core player in your school. Michael B. Eisenberg is Dean of the Information School of the University of Washington in Seattle. Danielle H Miller is an assistant to the Dean and a student in the Master of Library and Information Science program at the University.
Lagesten, Carin E. Students as Library Leaders: Student Team Builds Leadership Skills While Helping to Battle Budget Cuts. Teacher Librarian 34.5 (2007): 45-47.
IMPACT: Guidelines for North Carolina Media and Technology Programs
Johnson, Doug. Advisory Advice. Head for the Edge, October 1997
Doug Johnson, director of media and technology for the Mankato (Minnesota) public schools, offers advice on how to set up Library Advisory Committees.
Ontario (Canada) Library Association
Teacher Librarians’ Toolkit for Evidence-Based Practice
A collection of tools to facilitate collecting evidence to demonstrate the impact of the library program on student achievement—provides step-by-step guidance and tools with which to accomplish the task.
South Carolina Department of Education
Library Media Center Advisory Committee - Membership and Responsibilities
South Carolina Department of Education’s School Library Media Services recommends in Achieving Exemplary School Libraries: Library Media Center Evaluation Rubrics the creation of a building-level and a district-level library media advisory committee.
Standards for School Library Media Programs In Maryland
State of Maryland's standards to ensure that every student receives information literacy skills instruction integrated into every discipline, supporting learning outcomes in every subject. http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/NR/rdonlyres/EC67FB12-FE6B-464A-A2AD-D0C6307773E3/13092/SLMStandards.pdf (265 KB)