***Evaluation Checklist - National School Library Standards. *It's Annual Report Season! Here Are Some Tips To Help You Effectively Tell Your Story. At this time of year, many teacher librarians are working to compile an annual report: that is to say a 2-3 page summary of how their work made a difference for students and staff all year long.
As someone who has crafted more than one of these babies, I understand and appreciate the work that goes into the shiny final products. Further, I know that the most effective annual reports are not simply collections of data pulled together at the last minute. The most stunning and impressive examples are intentionally and methodically crafted all year long. In other words, if you're only just now thinking about doing an annual report, the bad news is that you're probably too late for this year. HOWEVER, the good news is, you're just in time to get a jump start on one for next year! What Makes A Good Annual Report: I've asked countless librarians this very question as part of a workshop I do regularly on connecting the dots between the library and student outcomes.
Identify a target audience. *School Library Annual Reports: Examples Curated by Jennifer LaGarde. Library Strategic Planning Template - Future Ready Libraries. Future Ready Librarian Challenges #1. *Evolving with Evidence (Valenza, Knowledge Quest) *Evidence-Based Practice & School Librarians (Ross Todd) Canadian School Libraries Research Toolkit – Canadian School Libraries. Documenting the School Library Journey in 2020 – Canadian School Libraries Journal. By Beth Lyons Looking Back on 2019-2020 The physical library space is still closed.
It has been closed to educators and students from the beginning of the emergency pivot to distance learning in March and remains closed now that we have started the 2020-2021 school year. However, I am one of the privileged teacher-librarians that remains in my role and able to support the school community in a variety of ways. Libraries Transform: The Expert in the School Library - LibGuides at American Library Association.
NYSED School Library Program Rubric. Annual Reports - NYC School Librarian Guidebook - Homepage at NYC DOE Office of Library Services. AchieveNJ: Media Specialist Research Strategies Grade9. AASL School Librarian Interview Matrix. Evaluating and Improving the School Library User Experience. UX or User Experience The term “user experience” has a number of definitions depending on who you ask.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has an extensive resource about the user experience. In the technology industry, the term often refers to human interaction with a website or a computer application. More and more university libraries are posting jobs with the title “User Experience Librarian.” Seven recognized factors impact or influence the user experience. The recognized factors of the user experience are: UsefulUsableDesirableFindableAccessibleCredible Useful When we think about the school library being useful, we want users to come to the library with a purpose. Usable Beyond coming to the library with a purpose, patrons should be able to achieve their objectives when they visit. Measuring What Matters. Summer is a terrific time of year to rest, recover from the stress of the school year, and most importantly, reflect on how the year has gone in our libraries.
Many of us create and share annual reports to show how our libraries impact the learning and lives of our students, and that is what I have been thinking about over the past few weeks. When we create these annual reports, do we capture data about things that matter — in the lives of our students, to our administrators, teachers, and community?
We traditionally keep track of several measures: circulation, classes taught, library visitors, database usage, and many others. These are terrific measurements of our activities and can help us show that our libraries are busy places that make resources available and that help our learners effectively use them through our instruction. Do these measures matter to our stakeholders? When we collect data, do we focus on numbers, or do we also focus on the people those numbers represent? Channeling Your Inner School Librarian Superhero through Annual Reports. Faster than a laser barcode scanner, More powerful than a superhero, Able to leap tall shelves in a single bound, Look, over in the library!
It’s a teacher! It’s a leader! It’s a learner-ready school librarian! Are you feeling your inner school librarian superhero? Now that it is May, are you celebrating your school year? Annual reports are a golden opportunity to share your stories. National School Library of the Year Award. Monetary Amount: $10,000 Deadline: January 1 Overview Established in 1963, the award recognizes school libraries as a unique and essential part of their learning community.
Strategic Plans and Reports for Future Ready Libraries. What Does the Future Hold for School Libraries?
This year the ALA Midwinter Meeting was held in Philadelphia. It is a place rich in American library history. However, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia public school system has less than ten certified librarians on the district payroll for its 200-plus schools. The article explains, “It mirrors a national trend: When budgets get tight, librarians often get cut, with administrators saying that in an increasingly digital world, children can access resources online in lieu of working with a librarian” (Graham 2020).
Advocate before It Is Too Late. On Friday, January 24, 2020, a rally was held at the district’s headquarters to support legislation requiring every school in Pennsylvania to have a certified librarian. Future Ready Schools Librarian Reflection Tool. ISTE Standards / Future Ready Librarians Crosswalk. The School Librarian and Leadership What Can Be Learned? Kathryn lewis. AllTheThings by James Allen on Genial.ly. #Allthethings,It started witha menu...
,Custom Harry Potter-themed Breakout! (in),· Debuted at opening day (teacher professional development)· Offered incentive for early use 😂· Resulted in more collaborations out the door· Reminder throughout year for possible collaboration opportunities,#AASL19,Menu 1,Menu 2,40 Book Challenge,+info,END OF #Allthethings,Don't Freak Out,This isn’t about doing everything. It’s just a mindset that we’ve tried to have this year. ,Well.. ,Don't Freak Out,It was a decision. Next Generation Science Standards/AASL Crosswalk. School Library Media Program Evaluation Rubric (SLMPE) GLMA: School Librarian Evaluation Instrument.
The School Librarian Evaluation Instrument (SLEI) GeorgiaSchoolLibrarianEvaluationInstrument. Highly Effective School Library Program. The focus of the Highly Effective Schools Through Libraries is two-fold: To provide guidance for K-12 educators as they facilitate student achievement and preparation for 21st century success, and, To recognize outstanding school library programs and librarians.
Our goal is that all schools will have highly-qualified teacher librarians and communities (parents, students, administrators, and fellow educators) who value an exemplary teacher-librarian and library program to facilitate student achievement in the 21st century. To earn highly effective status principals and teacher librarians complete applications for five exemplars, using the rubric as a guide. After earning all five exemplars, the school will acquire the "Highly Effective Schools Through Libraries" designation.
Student Log: Track individual students coming and going. GuidelinesforPennsylvaniaSchoolLibraryPrograms. Here is what we, as Future Ready Librarians, do in each one of the wedges! Data Tells a Story. When I stumbled upon the gorgeous, graphic visualization website Information Is Beautiful, I was lost for an hour.
Then I raced to our science department and shared the site with some colleagues, then back to the applied academics department to share with some design-minded colleagues. As infographics gained popularity, I purchased The Best American Infographics 2016 (Cook and Krulwich) and Knowledge Is Beautiful (McCandless), placing them on display for students to browse and thumb through. Texas School Library Standards E Version FINAL. Jennifer LaGarde: Show me the data (webinar) Using Exit Tickets for Assessment. Last school year, I got to participate in a great project that involved digital fabrication. The school librarian decided to use SeeSaw for sharing the project with the teachers, students, and parents. Each week, she would have the students make an entry in SeeSaw to document their progress. Student entries included written notes and videos. I conducted a focus group at the end of the project with the students.
*Annual Reports - NYC School Librarian Guidebook. *Performance-Based Evaluation and School Librarians (Audrey Church) Please skim. *The Highly Effective School Librarian (Hilda K. Weisburg) When school librarians are recognized as a leader they are called highly effective.” Until now the best tool for evaluating this has been the Danielson Framework – Library Media Specialists, but thanks to ALA Past Presidents Sari Felman and Julie Todaro their ALA Initiative, “Libraries Transform – The Expert in the Library has given us something more precise.
Now we can point to eleven competencies based on the National Policy Board for Educational Leaders’ Professional Standards for Education Leaders (PSEL). Thanks go to Susan Ballard, Dorcas Hand, and Sara Kelly Johns who have created a way we can self-assess and determine our own route forward. The website for School Librarian PSEL Competencies – Building Our Expertise has directions and the host of resources you need to act on what might be the best PD you ever had. To help you get started, I will unpack what is available for you on the website. First, there are 11 Competencies they have identified along with the explanation for each: End of the Year Report and Reflection. It’s that time of year — the time of year for usage reports and analysis of databases and collaborative projects. Each semester, we create a library usage report highlighting the activities in the school library.
We know our administrators are busy people, so we make a quick infographic that they could easily read in a few minutes. I feel like we are bragging in the report because it highlights positive information. My principal is already supportive of the work in the school library and how it impacts every student in the building. However, we send the report to not only our building’s administrative team but also to the district office administrators. Reflective Learning as the New Normal. 6 Handy Charts for Performing Critical Thinking Assessment. Notification of Educator Evaluation Rubric Weights for 2018 19 and Back to School Reminders. A Handy Visual Featuring 24 Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers. The Importance of Keeping Kudos. Kudos Those little notes you get from students over the years, the thank-you notes from parents, administrators, teachers; the illustration of you as a librarian with a superhero cape–I save these over the years and put them in a back drawer of my desk at work.
It’s like making a deposit in a savings account. On my worst days, when I’ve made a mistake through poor judgment or omission, when I’m crying from a misunderstanding or a misinterpreted email, I remember that drawer. Future Ready Librarians Resources. Future Ready Librarian Goals (RU575) - Google Sheets. Future Ready Librarians Evidence Collection Template - Google Slides. Data Mining: Using Data to Demonstrate the Impact of Library Programs on Student Learning (AASL 2019) - Google Slides. National School Library Standards in the Middle School Library. By Judy Deichman, member of the standards implementation task force. Beyond Ratings and Rankings ASCD 2015 1. Show me the data! Just in time for annual report season, Library Girl, Jennifer LaGarde presented Show Me the Data at the TLVirtual Café on Monday night. This image by Gwyneth Jones expresses the question Jennifer hears from administrators as she travels around the state of North Carolina.
Student Needs Assessment with Google Forms and Sheets. Last month, I posted information about using Google Forms to creatively engage students. This month, we are looking at using Google Forms and Sheets to gather student information for instruction. Collaborating with the classroom teachers, we design a pre-assessment using Google Forms. The classroom teacher or myself create a Google Form and then share with everyone in the group to edit. 12 point library checklist for principals - 2017. The first version of this document was written in 1996 and updated in 2003, 2009 and 2012. Keeping Data: What and How I Plan to Keep Track. Write and Share Your Future Ready Librarian Goals For 2017-18 HERE! Knowledge Quest Volume 43, No. 3 - Evidence-Based Practice.
*Position Statement on Quantitative Standards. Quantitative standards offer baseline numbers for everything from budgets to numbers of periodical subscriptions to square feet of shelving space. Future Ready Librarians (Wisconsin planning tools) Seven Strategies for Improving Student Feedback. We know feedback is important. But what happens when students ignore it? In this article and podcast, we explore how to integrate feedback into every part of the learning process so that students can increase in metacognition during their PBL and design thinking projects.
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This week I had a wonderful opportunity to present to my teacher librarian friends on a TL Virtual Cafe webinar. I have to admit that I was both nervous and excited to speak to colleagues across the nation using this presentation format. The topic I was requested to present was Future Ready Librarians. To prepare, I researched the topic online. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: Library Media.
The reporter’s hat. Library Media Framework. LMS-DANIELSON.pdf. 2016HighlyEffectiveSchoolLibraryProgramRubric. Nyla rubric. DESE Rubric. NJASL - Evaluation and SGOs. Danielson, oh Danielson. The january hat.