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 and the Certified School Librarian
School librarians need appropriate processes and tools for evaluating themselves and the library program. These resources can be used for self assessment and the link to the Administratorís web site provides evaluation resources for the administrator to use.Resources for School Administrators
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
Media Program Self-Evaluation Rubric
Useful rubric for examining school library program. Can be adapted to local situation. Georgia Dept. of Education. 2003.
Model School Rubrics
Assessment tool to assist in improving school library programs to ensure student success. Massachusetts School Library Media Association. 2002.