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Utah Effective School Librarian Standards

The Utah Effective School Librarian Standards are meant to help a school librarian in the state of Utah evaluate their knowledge, skills, and commitment to service, to education, and to the best library practices.

Please note that the evaluation rubric is divided into four sections:

Instructional Partner

Library Teacher

Library Manager

Leader

     The evaluation rubric should be read from left to right, from “Practicing” on the left, through “Effective”, and “Highly Effective”, culminating in “Distinguished”. Each of the indicators within a standard is meant to build upon the indicators to the left. Take note of which section you are reading and understand the descriptor for each standard before you gauge your personal skills and check off the indicators. Start at the left of each standard and check mark each indicator which you actively, consciously understand, embrace, and fulfill on a continual basis.

If you have unchecked descriptors from left to right, that would indicate that there are gaps or deficiencies in your knowledge, skills and/or commitment to the best principles of school libraries.

We have provided a one-page checklist for you to use so that you can see an overall view of the level of librarianship you have reached and so that you can evaluate your gaps and plan a course for future improvement.

 

The sections of the standards should be read in the following order in order to facilitate your understanding of how everything works together:

1. STANDARDS OVERVIEW

2. EVALUATION RUBRIC AND CHECKLIST (print for your use)

3. ACTION PLAN TEMPLATE (print for your use)

4. DOCUMENTS FOR BUILDING SKILLS

5. CROSSWALK 1

6. CROSSWALK 2

7. SUGGESTED EVIDENCE

 

Help Us Further School Librarianship In Utah

We would like to gather information from across the state about the value of the rubric and also about the state of librarianship. After you have finished reading and filling out this document, please go to the REPORTING WEBSITE and fill out the form, indicating your responses.

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