The goal of the Principal Project, funded by ILILE, was to collect and disseminate resources to help administrators to better understand the role of the certified library media specialist and the importance of a strong library media program. Administrative support is vital to developing and maintaining a quality school library program. These resources offer ideas and suggestions for working closely with your school administrator to ensure that your program has a positive impact on teaching and learning.
Research for this project was coordinated by Ann E. Tepe.
Evaluating the School Library Program
An ongoing evaluation process keeps a quality program focused on improvement.
NEW!! Building Evidence Folders for Learning through Library Media Centers by Violet H. Harada
School Library Media Activities Monthly Editor's note: "Building Evidence Folders for Learning through Library Media Centers," was selected by the ALA Library Instruction Round Table as one of LIRT's "Top Twenty" articles in library instruction for 2006. Top Twenty choices can be found in a LIRT newsletter at http://www3.baylor.edu/LIRT/.
NEW!! Assessing Learning: The Missing Piece in Instruction? by Violet H. Harada and Joan M. Yoshina
A 13 Point Library/Media Program Checklist for Building Administrators
Quick, easy to use checklist principals can use to evaluate their library program by Doug Johnson, Director of Media and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools. Revised 2007.
Rubric for Evaluating the School Library Program and the LMS
Example of an evaluation tool from New Haven Public Schools, New Haven, CT. No date.
Library Information Specialist State Model for Local Evaluation Manual
125 page manual including roles, evaluation and observation forms, etc. from the Tennessee Department of Education. Revised, 2006.
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School Library Media Program Evaluation
A useful for rubric for evaluating your school library from the University of the State of New York. No date.
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